Nick Feik

Nick Feik
Nick Feik is the editor of The Monthly.



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STILL WAITING FOR YOUR CALL

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The spying scandal drags on, as Indonesia awaits an acceptable response from Prime Minister Abbott. Indonesian politicians ramped up their criticism of Tony Abbott, in particular. Even senior members of opposing parties were backing their prime minister. …

REGRETS, I’VE HAD A FEW

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"I deeply regret any embarrassment that recent media reports have caused," Abbott told parliament on Tuesday. "I regret the statement of Australian Prime Minister that belittled this tapping matter," replied President Yudhoyono. Try …

NONE OF US ACCEPTS THAT EXPLANATION

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"All governments gather information and all governments know that every other government gathers information," said Tony Abbott yesterday in parliament. "I have news for you," retorted Indonesia Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa. …

PARTNERS

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While other heads of state boycotted the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in protest at Sri Lanka's record of human rights abuse, our prime minister steadfastly refused to criticise. Yesterday he announced, furthermore, …

Rudd exit provokes something rare – MPs pondering their own mortality

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"Rudd had sped the play up, brought in the world, reduced the barriers between politics and the voters (“call me Kevin”), embraced the hyper-stimulation, self promotion and instant gratifications and condemnations of the age. He’d …

Trade deal could be bitter medicine

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"A leaked draft of a controversial chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement reveals the negotiating positions of 12 countries – including Australia – on copyright, patents and other intellectual property issues, with …

Debt ceiling deal stalls in unfriendly Senate

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"Labor has warned the Coalition its thumping election win counts for nothing in negotiations over the debt ceiling, with the government's attempt to raise the nation's credit limit to $500 billion trapped in a political deadlock that could …

THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW

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Then: "(Scott Morrison) described his daughter Abbey as 'our miracle child, the answer to a lifetime of prayer and 14 years of painful, invasive and heartbreaking fertility treatment.'" - Daily Telegraph, August 2013  Now: "Immigration …

SCHOOL’S BACK

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As predicted, it took no time at all for the new parliament to devolve into a mess of petty name-calling, howls of offended outrage, doomed procedural motions, delaying tactics and sundry acts of political theatre – on both sides of the House. The …

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