Nick Feik


Nick Feik
Nick Feik is the editor of The Monthly.



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The IMF has an ominous warning for Joe Hockey about his budget

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"Australia has the dubious honour of having the fastest budget deterioration of 29 advanced economies tracked by the IMF… The IMF says that the Government needs to find at least $50 billion in cuts to the net deficit…by 2020 if it is …

Bob Carr’s texts to Gillard reveal ’extraordinary’ influence pro-Israel lobby had on former PM

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"Bob Carr has published private text messages between himself and Julia Gillard to reveal the 'extraordinary' level of influence the pro-Israel lobby had on the former prime minister’s office. In a remarkable disclosure of private …

QUOTIDIAN DETAILS

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It's been a decade since Australia's political class have had a decent memoir controversy. In 2005 it was Mark Latham's Diaries. In 2014 it's Bob Carr's Diary of a Foreign Minister. It's …

OLD LABOUR IN TATTERS

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Change the government and you change the country, Paul Keating predicted – lamented – after his government’s 1996 election loss to John Howard’s Coalition. The political priorities of Labor’s thirteen year reign …

COWS VS CARS

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The Abbott government secured a much-needed win yesterday with the signing of the Japan free trade deal. After several weeks spent squandering political capital on issues such as the racial discrimination act changes and the knights and dames fiasco, …

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 …

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