Nick Feik

Nick Feik
Nick Feik is the editor of The Monthly.

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Lady problems


The government’s cuts to parental leave and aggressive rhetoric risk alienating half the population

Kicking the can down the road


Last night’s budget does little but put problems off for another year

Editor’s Note May 2015


When the Monthly’s publisher, Morry Schwartz, launched the magazine in 2005, he insisted that its success would rest on the quality of its writing. The Monthly isn’t pitted against other politics and current affairs magazines any …

Editor’s Note April 2015


When Julie Bishop rolled her eyes while seated behind Treasurer Joe Hockey in parliament last Monday, she was expressing several things at once. The first was that she was not at all impressed by the Expenditure Review Committee, which Hockey slyly mentioned …

A lawless hellhole


The Moss review into allegations of the sexual abuse of asylum seekers on Nauru was released, in redacted form, within hours of the announcement of the death of former prime minister Malcolm Fraser. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton bridled at the insinuation …

Editor’s Note March 2015


While the nation remains captivated by the inordinate dysfunction of the Coalition, it is perhaps unsurprising that Labor has avoided scrutiny. An attacking Opposition is barely necessary at times like this: the government is doing a perfectly good job …

Editor’s Note February 2015


The nation’s politicians are back at work, but they don’t look very refreshed. Tony Abbott seems to have left his brain on holiday, his government looks mired in the same policy disaster zones as last year, and the rest of the parliament appears in …

Tony Abbott illustration by Jeff Fisher

Year of the dog

Abbott government

Tony Abbott and the Coalition government face a tough 2015

Breaking ranks


What senior government “sources” really think of each other