Nick Feik is the editor of The Monthly.
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The start-up whisperer
Just how innovative is the Turnbull government’s innovation package?
Editor’s Note December 2015 – January 2016
Despite our professed love of irreverence and larrikinism, Australians often have a hard time accepting criticism of our own patriotic ideals, and would prefer not to talk about difficult truths. So it’s with a certain amount of nervous energy that …
Editor’s Note February 2016
David Bulmer-Rizzi, 32, was recently killed in a freak accident in Adelaide, while honeymooning there with his husband, Marco.
The couple were married last year in the United Kingdom, but under South Australian law their marital status wasn’t recognised. …
Editor’s Note November 2015
Has there been an independent politician in Australia’s history as successful as Nick Xenophon? At the last election, he polled more upper house votes in South Australia than the Labor Party. At the next one, he’ll be leading a new party and fielding …
The new same-sex marriage proposal from Warren Entsch and Malcolm Turnbull is an attempt to outmanoeuvre their own party
Distinct signs of competence
The government’s post-Abbott cleanup is going well
There is a strong case for the trial of the Health Welfare Card in some Indigenous communities
Metadata retention begins
New anti-privacy law is another step down a dangerous path
Kids in camps
Public opposition to keeping children in immigration detention is reaching a critical point
An era over
Exit Abbott, enter Turnbull
Editor’s Note October 2015
The end of Tony Abbott’s prime ministership arrived quickly, but it wasn’t exactly a shock. His leadership had seemed stuck in the past tense for a long time – since he took over the job, in many ways.
Malcolm Turnbull and his cabinet must now …
Coalition strategists have nowhere to turn
Politicians from all sides of politics are calling for a more generous response to the Syrian refugee crisis
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