Nick Feik


Nick Feik
Nick Feik is the editor of The Monthly.



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Editor’s Note October 2016

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“In 2016,” writes Alison Croggon in the new issue of the Monthly, “it became clear that Australian arts are facing the worst crisis since before the Australia Council was founded in 1967.” For several years, the Monthly’s …

Editor’s Note September 2016

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What is the role of the ABC? This question has never been more important. As commercial newsrooms struggle amid collapsing revenue – as jobs are lost, desks are closed – and their very existence comes under threat, the public will look to the …

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Playing charades

Politics

From the census debacle to the Don Dale scandal, politicians and the public have short memories

Editor’s Note July 2016

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This month in a landmark essay, the great indigenous leader Galarrwuy Yunupingu writes about his history and culture, and sums up a lifetime of his thinking about relations between settler and Aboriginal cultures. “My father had to sacrifice much, …

Editor’s Note August 2016

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As Australia emerges from its post-election stupor and parties begin to evaluate what went right and wrong, this month we focus on the Australian Greens. What did the party deliver in the recent election? It was the Greens’ deal with the government …

Editor’s Note June 2016

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Three weeks into the eight-week election campaign, some things are clear. Bill Shorten’s confidence is up, and he seems to be having fun. His party, while vulnerable to the common Coalition attacks, and notwithstanding minor hiccups, has sharper messages …

Editor’s Note May 2016

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“Our prime minister says that we must ‘live within our means’,” writes Don Watson. “The treasurer and the minister for finance both say it. As is the custom, having said it once, they have said it again and again.” It’s …

Editor’s Note April 2016

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Prime Minister Turnbull’s announcement last week certainly set the political class abuzz. Parliament would be prorogued, paving the way for a double-dissolution election. It was a stroke of genius. To the Australian public, harder to impress these …

Editor’s Note March 2016

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In 2014, Malcolm Turnbull said Australia’s tax system was “too tough on people earning income, i.e. the entrepreneurs, the people who are growing and driving, younger people in jobs, working hard, making money in their businesses. It is too tough …

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