Nick Feik


Nick Feik
Nick Feik is the editor of The Monthly.



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Do it for Rupert: How News Corp shapes the news

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Since no one is pretending that News Corp political coverage isn’t biased, we won’t either. The only amusing thing about News Corp’s pre-election assault on Rudd has been hearing the justifications of this pure exercise of power, and …

Top 7 Coalition excuses for not releasing policy costings

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One for each day of the week, repeat until election day:   1. In 2007, the ALP didn’t release theirs until the day before the election (and we're trying to emulate them). 2. We didn’t trust the Treasury forecasts, but …

13 News Corp headlines - translated

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Ever wondered what News Corp editors are thinking? We’ve put together this handy translation guide for recent headlines:   1. “Kevin Rudd played with children as the nation’s finances were laid bare” (Daily …

THE MILITARY SOLUTION

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Not to be outdone, Tony Abbott launched another Coalition policy on asylum seekers this morning. Under the title Operation Sovereign Borders, Abbott said that a military commander, appointed by the Chief of the Defence Force, reporting to the Immigration …

LOST AT SEA

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Two stories in the media today should give pause to anyone believing the asylum seeker issue has any obvious or easy – and politically viable – solutions. First: A boat carrying around 150 people capsized in heavy seas off the coast of Java …

A PICTURE SENDS A THOUSAND MESSAGES

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Today's Newspoll indicates that Rudd's new 'PNG solution' has had the desired polling effect: on the question of which party would best handle the asylum seeker issue, Labor jumped 6 points, while the Coalition fell 14. Newspoll has Labor's …

THAT FLOATING FEELING

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The government has announced that it aims to move from a fixed to a floating price on carbon – from a carbon tax to an emissions trading scheme – in 2014, a year earlier than planned. It's not a major policy shift, but like so many recent …

PRISM: A Humble Request Before Privacy is Abolished Permanently

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Half a million Americans can read your every email, every Facebook post, every Google search. Should you be worried? “I wouldn’t think so,” said Foreign Minister Bob Carr, a point of view clearly shared by almost every single one of …

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Baz Luhrmann is the Great Gatsby

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“What’s it all for?” asks narrator Nick Carraway mid-way through the new film version of The Great Gatsby. The question crossed my mind as well. Baz Luhrmann has been putting on a show since he was a country boy named …

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