Nick Feik

Nick Feik
Nick Feik is the editor of The Monthly.



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The ties that bind

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Royal tour of Australia is all about creation of soft propaganda

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"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 the young couple and the baby, the gloss not worn off their marriage and …

Andrew Robb fast-tracks UAE uranium deal

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"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 United Arab Emirates (UAE)... a country with a secretive, unelected government …

Nauru guards accused of assaulting children

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"The letter by a Save the Children Australia worker to the charity’s Nauru contractors expresses 'extremely alarming' allegations of 'mistreatment and inappropriate behaviour' directed at asylum seekers by guards employed by …

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, …

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