Peter O'Brien

Burney for G-G? Say No!

11 November 2023 9:00 am

The Voice saleswoman should not be let anywhere near Yarralumla

Flag and free speech abused

4 November 2023 9:00 am

Pro-Palestinian protests - who pays for the police?

Let’s say No to the rest of it

21 October 2023 9:00 am

Welcomes, acknowledgments and flags need to be curtailed

A ‘pearson’ of platitudes

7 October 2023 9:00 am

Why were the words ‘non-binding’ not included in the Voice proposal?

Kenny techniques

28 September 2023 3:33 pm

I’m starting to wonder if Chris Kenny has been moonlighting as Daniel Andrews’ media adviser. The techniques they use to…

Winning the peace

27 September 2023 4:30 am

‘This … is … a … war!’ declared the noxious, and putative Senator, Lidia Thorpe. And she’s right. It’s been…

Powerless advice or powerful instruction?

21 September 2023 5:30 am

At the Press Club last week, Senator Jacinta Price asked the question that I have been asking for over a…

Vox unpops

16 September 2023 9:00 am

Beware the ‘collective’ Voice

Two-tongued Voice

26 August 2023 9:00 am

The tension at the heart of the Yes campaign

Reconciliation: what the heck is it?

10 August 2023 5:30 am

There are a number of opaque memes that now corrupt the debate surrounding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We just…

A respectful debate? Hardly…

8 August 2023 4:00 am

A reply to Chris Kenny's comments on the Voice to Parliament and the 'no' campaign

The ooga booga school of anthropology

27 July 2023 6:30 am

Aboriginal anthropologist and activist Dr Marcia Langton is probably the most influential figure in the Indigenous Voice to Parliament Referendum…

Lifting the lid

8 July 2023 9:00 am

The Economist gets its Voice story wrong

It’s the constitution, not a poem

1 July 2023 9:00 am

Any form of constitutional recognition would be pointless

The Voice has a secret weapon

3 June 2023 9:00 am

Beware the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Who is an Aborigine?

27 May 2023 9:00 am

The single most important question about the Voice

Bitter politics

22 December 2022 4:00 am

I have two mottoes. This first is ‘never look back’ and the second, and more important one in these troubled…

Hands off our Australian War Memorial!

11 October 2022 9:00 am

Some years ago, I attended the annual congress of the NSW RSL. The keynote speaker was the Hon Dr Brendan…

The Voice of coercion

2 October 2022 10:17 am

In support of Neil Brown’s excellent article in this week’s Spectator Australia edition, may I offer the following. The Declaration on the Rights…

Recalling the Governor-General

27 September 2022 12:30 pm

It was Whitlam, not Kerr, who defied Parliament in 1975

What is the true purpose of 'The Voice'?

5 August 2022 7:30 am

There are two elements to this proposed Voice referendum. The Voice itself and its inclusion in the Constitution. The latter…

Whatever happened to 1.5°C?

29 July 2022 12:00 pm

On the Kenny Report recently, fill-in host Chris Smith railed against the Greens’ demands that we ‘do much more to cut…

Sir John Kerr: villain or victim?

20 June 2022 4:00 am

Over the years since 1975, partisan players have mounted an ongoing campaign to vilify Sir John Kerr. They claim, variously,…

Maybe Trump was right

29 April 2022 2:00 pm

Adam Creighton has a recent good piece in The Australian arguing, essentially, that Trump got most things right. It’s hard to argue…

Ukraine must win to deter future conflict

1 April 2022 2:00 pm

There are signs Putin may be prepared to limit his ambitions and settle for a portion of East Ukraine. President…