Peter O'Brien

The Oldest Culture: Engineering

22 July 2021 5:08 pm

The fourth in a series of articles examining Dark Emu-style claims. These days we hear a lot about what a…

The Oldest Culture: Science

19 July 2021 6:09 pm

The third in a series of articles examining Dark Emu-style claims. These days we hear a lot about what a…

The Oldest Culture: Mathematics

15 July 2021 5:32 pm

A series of articles examining Dark Emu-style claims. The study of mathematics has been in the news lately, with great…

The Oldest Culture? Aboriginal astronomy

12 July 2021 4:00 am

The first in a series of articles examining Dark Emu-style claims. Just a few days ago, Bella d’Abrera from the…

REVEALED: Inside the Dark Emu Wiki Wars

28 June 2021 3:00 pm

Readers may remember my abortive undercover mission in the People’s Republic of Wikipedia, specifically in the Protectorate of Dark Emu. …

Pugnacious polemic and Dark Emu

23 June 2021 4:00 am

At the risk of seeming a little obsessed, and possibly boring readers, I wonder if I might be indulged in…

Dark Emu: the turkeys fight back

18 June 2021 4:00 am

Well, Peter Sutton and Keryn Walshe certainly threw the Tasmanian devil among the scrub turkeys supporting Bruce Pascoe, with the…

Shining a light on Dark Emu

15 June 2021 4:00 am

Finally, the spurious claims of Bruce Pascoe are coming under serious scrutiny from a source more credible than those alleged hotbeds of racism, Quadrant or the Dark…

Thanks, Joe Biden

17 May 2021 4:00 am

Is there no end to the litany of cock-ups that can be laid at the feet of the 46th President of the United States of…

Dutton earns his stripes over unit citations

20 April 2021 5:19 pm

Peter Dutton has stamped his authority on his new portfolio in a way that demonstrates that he is a leader who is prepared to…

Dan's days may be numbered, but beware his legacy

12 April 2021 4:00 am

Speculation has now commenced as to the future leadership of Premier Daniel Andrews given his slow progress in recovering from…

Trapped in the People’s Republic of Wikipedia

30 March 2021 4:00 am

I’m starting to learn what it might be like to live in China but fortunately my experience is actually pretty benign.  I’m in a sort…

Pirate Pete and the republican bin-feeders

18 March 2021 4:00 am

I have a certain affinity with the idea of an Australian head of state, although I must admit that it…

Putting the Voice in the Constitution: a dangerous move

10 February 2021 4:00 am

Recently, The Australian has run a series of articles, six at least, pushing the idea of the Indigenous Voice to Parliament. …

How a conservative Supreme Court nobly upheld conservatism

14 December 2020 6:11 pm

It appears the United States Supreme Court has snuffed out Donald Trump’s last chance to save his Presidency. This is…

What second wave?

22 October 2020 5:00 am

I have a bee in my bonnet about the universal description of Victoria’s Wuhan virus travails as a ‘second wave’. …