Nick Feik

Nick Feik is the editor of the Monthly.

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Royal tour of Australia is all about creation of soft propaganda
"This is succession planning. It's about laying down memories in Australia against the time the Queen dies. The first tour is the one that matters – the tour with...
 
Andrew Robb fast-tracks UAE uranium deal
"In a move that marks the first time Australian uranium would be sold to the Middle East, Trade Minister Andrew Robb is fast-tracking a nuclear cooperation agreement with the...
 
Nauru guards accused of assaulting children
"The letter by a Save the Children Australia worker to the charity’s Nauru contractors expresses 'extremely alarming' allegations of 'mistreatment and...
 
Means testing and co-payments part of fixing the budget: Hockey
"Repairing the budget will require more use of means testing and co-payments, Treasurer Joe Hockey has warned, in a speech also renewing his criticism of 'corporate...
 
HEAVY LIFTING
Joe Hockey continued his pre-budget softening-up exercise with his speech at an event for the conservative magazine Spectator Australia yesterday. It went largely as expected...
 
FIGHTER JETS CLOUD BUDGET SIGNALS
Today's announcement by the federal government that it is prepared to go ahead with the biggest single defence purchase in the country's history comes surely as a...
 
PALMER AIMS TO KILL CLIMATE POLICY
Billionaire Senator Clive Palmer has announced that the Palmer United Party's four senators will vote against the government's Direct Action climate policy. In typically...
 
What we talk about when we talk about housing
"Let's move the arguments about cities away from the technocratic, away from thinking about tax systems, supply incentives, planning restrictions, NIMBYs and developers....
 
Red wine destroys Tony Abbott's red-letter day
"It was supposed to be his big day. For Prime Minister Tony Abbott, it doesn’t get much closer to Christmas than this: an infrastructure announcement joyfully rounded...
 
Joe Bullock proves Labor Party's need for reform: Lousie Pratt
"Outgoing West Australian senator Louise Pratt launched a blistering attack on her Labor running mate Joe Bullock on Wednesday, labelling him a ‘deeply homophobic...
 
Mike Baird set to be next NSW Premier
"Treasurer Mike Baird is set to become NSW Premier this afternoon after he and Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian confirmed they had reached an agreement whereby she would...
 
WINEGATE EXPOSES LOBBYING
The fallout from yesterday’s resignation of New South Wales premier Barry O’Farrell must settle on the issue of lobbying in Australian politics. Tony Abbott’s...
 
O'FARRELL RESIGNS
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in New South Wales has claimed its biggest scalp yet. NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell this morning announced his resignation...
 
RUBBING OUT THE FACELESS MEN
Bill Shorten appears set to join the long list of ALP leaders who have embarked on party reform programs. His set-piece speech was due to be delivered just before his mother...
 
IN FOR THE LONG HAUL
The belt tightening is underway. It will be made official next month, if the annual pre-budget speculation is anything to go by. Of all the signalled cuts, those to the ABC and to...
 
RUBBERY FIGURES
Just before lunchtime yesterday, Australians were confronted with news nobody predicted. Seemingly in complete disregard of the developing narrative of major recent job losses...
 
Nothing to 'like' about social media gag
"Social media use by public servants has always been a tricky endeavour, but on the weekend it was revealed that things have become rather more precarious – especially...
 
Nauru blocks UN human rights delegation from visiting island
"The government of Nauru has blocked a UN human rights delegation from visiting the country, making it the second time in a month that UN officials have been prevented from...
 

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