Nick Feik


Nick Feik
Nick Feik is the editor of The Monthly.



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THE BODY POLITIC

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The WA senate vote post-mortem has featured the usual excuses, explanations and over-interpretations, but while the final result won’t be known for days some signals are clear. The Coalition suffered a 5% swing against it, which is close to the …

IT HINGES ON THIS MAN

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Clive Palmer is pulling out all stops to win a key WA senate seat. He’s spent big, made undeliverable promises to gain the state more GST revenue, and is now making headlines about his priority to kill the carbon tax. “The carbon tax is …

RAISING THE GST: NEVER EVER?

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“Arithmetic suggests the dice are loaded against us,” said treasury secretary Martin Parkinson. Without major changes to the tax mix, he said, there was little chance the budget would return to surplus even by 2023-24. Health spending is …

A DWINDLING BASE

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News Corp papers, especially the Australian, have put inordinate effort  into undermining the ABC over the past few months. Last night, ABC managing director Mark Scott firmly pushed back. He spoke of the “aggressive editorial positioning …

FREE SPEECH, EXPENSIVE SPEECH

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Lenore Taylor in the Guardian reports the alarming news that in Western Australia this month Clive Palmer has spent 11 times more on advertising than the Labor party and 14 times more than the Liberals. It is “unprecedented” for a minor …

A BLACK SWAN EVENT

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Parliament has entered its long winter recess, but it will be a while yet before the political temperature drops.  This is the last week before the crucial Western Australian senate vote, whose results will determine the federal balance of power …

A FUNNY WEEK

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The Coalition lost control of the agenda this week. The government may still be in its adolescence – this is one way to describe its bizarre and potentially destructive impetuosity recently – but it can hardly rely on this excuse …

WISE WORDS

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Even John Howard thinks bringing back knights and dames is anachronistic. Even John Howard.  Phillip Coorey in the AFR reports that Howard would not accept a knighthood should one ever be offered. He didn't try to revive …

FREELANCING

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The prime minister's surprise announcement to bring back knights and dames was met with hilarity and ridicule around the nation.  But in some parts it was met with a note of caution: "The whole thing is actually the first wave of the PM's …

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