Nick Feik

Nick Feik
Nick Feik is the editor of The Monthly.



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BLACK-OUT

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Fairfax has published an extensive investigative report on the recent allegations that Navy personnel deliberately burned the hands of asylum seekers during a towback operation. Michael Bachelard's account, based on a detailed interview with …

ALL ABOUT PAUL HOWES

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Paul Howes laid out his vision for Australian industrial relations at the National Press Club yesterday. The Australian Workers’ Union national secretary said unions must root out any corruption, because it undermined the interests of the "2 …

THE NEW IR WAR

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You know something's really gone wrong for the Coalition when even Dennis Shanahan labels it a political failure. The SPC Ardmona issue yesterday went from bad to worse for the government. Following Liberal member Sharman Stone's accusation of …

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

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The fight to frame the debate around SPC Ardmona continues apace, and it's central to a broader ideological battle. Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott have been building the case that they are ushering in a new era of economic responsibility, that companies …

ASSISTANCE FOR RURAL AUSTRALIA

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Fearful of a regional backlash against the Coalition over its failure to support SPC Ardmona, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce (Nationals) has promised to fight in cabinet for a $7 billion bailout of distressed farm loans. Joyce told farmers in Queensland …

Jay Weatherill threatens to resign as premier if Don Farrell is preselected for state seat of Napier

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"Premier Jay Weatherill has threatened to resign before the election if Labor "faceless man" Senator Don Farrell is parachuted into State Parliament. Labor sources say the showdown between the two threatens to turn into "World War …

A year of elections - and mixed signals

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"This is not a federal election year, yet it is a year of elections just the same. In February, there will be by-elections in Queensland at both the federal and state level; then in March, state elections in Tasmania and South Australia. There could …

Somali asylum seeker claims he was sprayed in eyes by Australian Navy

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"New details have emerged about a boat interception operation earlier this month, with one asylum seeker saying Navy personnel sprayed him in the eyes. A Somali asylum seeker has told the ABC that there were angry protests when people found out the …

CANNED

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Asked to contribute $25m towards a $161m plant upgrade, the federal government rejected SPC Ardmona on the basis that its profitable parent company Coca-Cola Amatil should foot the whole bill, and that its operations in Shepparton, Victoria, were …

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