Nick Feik

Nick Feik
Nick Feik is the editor of The Monthly.



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NOT POLITICISING THE FIRES

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A state of emergency has been declared in NSW as authorities warn of worsening conditions. There are 56 bushfires still burning, including 12 out of control. It is feared that some of these may join up, with catastrophic consequences. Major disasters …

Discord among Govt staffers as payrise fails to trickle down

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"The new Abbott Government tasted victory just over a month ago, but for many of its staff who've now moved to the much larger ministerial offices inside Parliament House, the joy of winning is fading fast." Also: Abbott needs …

SCALP SEASON

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The expenses scandal rolls on, and it's causing serious damage for the new government. The latest allegations against Liberal MP Don Randall are damning: the West Australian MP claimed $5000 in travel expenses for a trip to Cairns for "electorate …

TEN LABOR COMMANDMENTS

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Former health minister and Attorney-General Nicola Roxon spoke for the first time about the internal troubles of the Rudd/Gillard era, and she didn't mince her words. The longtime Gillard ally delivered the John Button lecture as 'Ten housekeeping …

THE GOVERNMENT’S CRYSTAL BALL

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Seeking to put maximum pressure on the ALP and Greens, the government has said the carbon tax will end on July 1 next year even if parliament has not yet repealed it. It has also drafted the legislation to act as a double dissolution trigger if it doesn't …

FACTIONAL DIVISIONS

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Just a few hours after Bill Shorten announced Tanya Plibersek had been elected deputy Labor leader and Penny Wong re-elected Labor's leader in the Senate, outgoing speaker Anna Burke was raging against his new shadow ministerial selection, having …

GHOSTS OF SHORTEN PAST

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“I believe the Labor Party is in the process of learning the lessons of the last election defeat. Only 34 in every 100 Australians put a number one in front of a Labor candidate,” Mr Shorten said on ABC radio following his ballot win. It's …

DOWN TO THE LINE

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Bill Shorten has won 60% of the caucus vote for the ALP leadership, according to various journalists. The membership vote, which has equal weighting with the caucus vote under the new ALP rules, will be counted after today's deadline of 5pm.  Albanese …

THE NEW PRINCE

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Clive Palmer announced this morning that the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party has signed a memorandum of understanding "to work together and with intentions to vote with the Palmer United Party in the Senate." What this effectively means …

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