Arthur Chrenkoff

Blessed are those who don’t give a s***, for they shall inherit the Earth

21 March 2017 12:43 am

On the pages of The Sydney Morning Herald (of course), an ANU climate scientist (of course), Sophie Lewis, agonises whether…

Wikileaks, technology and the end of privacy

9 March 2017 7:24 am

I’m neither an IT expert nor an intelligence insider (12 years ago when I was publishing the “Good News from…

Sharia and sexism — a sequel

21 February 2017 1:50 pm

Apparently, criticising or arguing with a woman who thinks that Islam is the most feminist religion is sexist: Business and community leaders…

The Q&A sharia shout-out

16 February 2017 2:09 pm

The cool and hip, if occasionally shouty, face of young Islam in Australia, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, opines that if sharia law has got some…

Meryl menaced by the Trump terror. Again…

13 February 2017 6:28 pm

A few weeks after her moral preening and posturing at the Golden Globes, when she portrayed herself and her fellow jet-setting…

I was a teenage white invader

26 January 2017 12:44 pm

I have a confession to make: I’m one of the invaders. My ancestors did not come to these shores with…

Meryl darling, check your privilege

10 January 2017 3:22 pm

What is there to say about Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globes that hasn’t been said already? Probably nothing,…

Chrenkoff and the delcon ding-dong

5 January 2017 2:16 pm

One of my Facebook friends has re-published my piece on The Road to Ruin his wall, and boy, haven’t I…

The Road to Ruin (traveled slowly)

4 January 2017 3:31 pm

At the beginning of last month, until I was rudely interrupted by a Jordanian hacker, I started writing thoughts on…

Should you tell ABC types the truth about Santa?

30 November 2016 7:25 am

The ABC asks all the important questions like “Should you tell your kids the ‘truth’ about Santa?” – and answers them: “Is…

Wong’s fant-Asia

18 November 2016 3:52 pm

God only knows what Labor’s foreign affairs spokeswoman Senator Penny Wong actually meant by her recent remarks regarding Australia realigning itself with…

Excrement, vaginas and rainbow serpents, oh my!

2 November 2016 4:38 pm

I have been enjoying a road trip through Tasmania. For an island of startling natural beauty, it is ironic that…

Tony hearts big government?

14 October 2016 8:06 pm

A mixture of horror, dismay and disappointment amongst my right-wing Facebook friends greeted Tony Abbott’s UK Diary column in this…

Nailing it with prize tool Waleed Aly

12 October 2016 6:47 pm

According to Buzzf… I mean News.com.au – sorry, for some reason I often make that mistake lately – The Project…

The terrible truth about staffers

7 October 2016 2:04 pm

Poor Jack Walker, probably soon to be an ex-adviser to Christopher Pyne. Not only has he and his eight Sydney…

Who’s your nanny?

5 October 2016 7:25 am

There once was a time when we, Australians and Americans, used to have a good laugh at the countries of…

Calling time on Turnbull

29 August 2016 12:02 pm

With our pollies going back to Canberra this week for the first time since the election Labor Senator Sam Dastyari…

Indigenous disadvantage: time for a royal commission into why good intentions achieve so little?

23 August 2016 1:06 pm

It might well be Chrenkoff’s First Law of Welfare that all the poverty- and disadvantage-reducing government programs are most successful…

The Lindt siege: our lives are in the best of hands

18 August 2016 2:04 pm

In early December, Sydneysiders and Australians in general will remember the second anniversary of the deadly Lindt chocolate café siege.…

The Party of Freedom and the Gosford Anglicans: pity both sides can’t lose

15 August 2016 4:07 pm

Yesterday, a group of yobbos known as the Party for Freedom staged a noisy anti-Islamic protest during the Sunday mass…

The unholy war over the census

4 August 2016 10:21 pm

A Christian, a Muslim, an atheist and a Jedi walk into a bar. If it’s Tuesday, 9 August, they order…

Julian Burnside, fidei defensor

31 July 2016 11:33 pm

Julian Burnside has become a defender of the faith – the Islamic one, of course. The Sheik Shady saga continues,…

Rudd and his referees

29 July 2016 8:37 am

“Turnbull. Pathetic.” This brief, two-word tweet was not a summation of the recent federal election campaign by a Liberal-National member…