Nick Feik


Nick Feik
Nick Feik is the editor of The Monthly.



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Means testing and co-payments part of fixing the budget: Hockey

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"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 welfare'. Hockey appealed to people not to judge his May 13 budget on what …

HEAVY LIFTING

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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. Australia's finances are unsustainable, he said, and the …

FIGHTER JETS CLOUD BUDGET SIGNALS

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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 surprise to those who took seriously Joe Hockey's dire warnings from opposition …

PALMER AIMS TO KILL CLIMATE POLICY

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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 cavalier fashion, he's now indicating that they will vote down Direct …

What we talk about when we talk about housing

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"Let's move the arguments about cities away from the technocratic, away from thinking about tax systems, supply incentives, planning restrictions, NIMBYs and developers. Let's start with what ought to be common ground: universal housing, …

Red wine destroys Tony Abbott’s red-letter day

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"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 off with a royal visit. A regally red-letter day. But then it got torpedoed …

Joe Bullock proves Labor Party’s need for reform: Lousie Pratt

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Mike Baird set to be next NSW Premier

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WINEGATE EXPOSES LOBBYING

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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 extraordinary defence yesterday of O’Farrell’s character – …

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