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August 10, 2022

Rent ready to take the stage

BLOC Music Theatre is playing at Ballarat’s new performing space, Terminus Theatre, with a production of the musical, Rent. Located in the renovated Good Shed...

August 7, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 7 August

Discrimination in any of its hateful embodiments is unacceptable, and should be denounced, unequivocally.

HOWEVER, we should not be without tolerance for the...

August 7, 2022

What is the Question – August

For August’s What is the Question Roland sat down to talk with head of the Ballarat Foundation, Andrew Eales.

  What is your name? Andrew...

July 31, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 31 July

The on-going roadworks in Albert Street, Sebastopol, are a disgrace - by any reasonable standard of public works. 

THEY are, as the...

July 24, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 24 July

One photograph reminded me! Fifty-years ago, almost to the day, I was at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, stage directing the Melbourne Theatre...

July 17, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 17 July

The Australian Broadcasting Commission – as it was called in my youth and early career – is celebrating its 90th birthday.  In...

July 12, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 10 July

The distinction between criticism and carping is tricky; however, the consequences are more clearly defined. One action advances the narrative. The other...

July 10, 2022

What is the Question – July

For July’s What is the Question Roland chatted with publican and arts patron Malcom Roberts.   What is your name? Malcolm Roberts   What is your occupation? I run the...

July 6, 2022

Desert queen truly spectacular!

PRISCILLA, Queen of the Desert is one of Australia’s most successful international stage musicals. Such is its staying power it has been produced in twenty-plus...

July 4, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli

The announcement of a new Australian production of Agatha Christie’s play, The Mousetrap, stirred myriad memories of my time in repertory theatre,...

June 26, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 26 June

Unequivocally, recreational drugs are a curse of modern society; and while their proliferation is much greater now than in times past, it...

June 19, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 19 June

Given the new Albanese government has an Assistant Minister for the Republic, I watched with a special interest The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee...

June 12, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 12 June

“It’s outrageous that VicRoads can do what they’ve done, but what really hurts is they don’t care!”

SO said Brad Fisher, who, together...

June 5, 2022

What is the Question – June 2022

For June’s What is the Question, Roland spoke with Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute patron, Primrose, Lady Potter. Photo: FILE   What is your name? Primrose Catherine...

June 5, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 5 June

His Majesty, King George VI, died on 6 February 1952. His daughter, The Princess Elizabeth, with her husband Prince Philip, was on...

May 29, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 29 May

The late Hector Crawford’s television series of, The Sullivans, screened on Channel 9 from 1976 to 1983.

The Sullivans recounted the story...

May 22, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 22 May

Listen carefully to any election discussions regarding Federal Government funding for rural health care. All that glistens is not gold!

BOTH major parties...

May 15, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 15 May

When will Australian governments realise: bad teeth and poor oral hygiene are at the root of much serious illness.

THAT dental care is...

May 8, 2022

What is the Question – May

For May’s What is the Question, ROLAND ROCCHICCIOLI chatted with retired microbiologist Robert Thurman.

  What is your name? Robert Thurman   What is your occupation? Microbiologist...

May 8, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 8 May

A plea to all politicians: Please, will you stop with the b****** and the scaremongering, and tell us, in precise terms, what...

May 1, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 1 May

The date is 21 May, and never has there been a more important Federal election.

THE Coalition has been in power since the...

April 24, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 24 April

Political allegiance notwithstanding, the vicious personal attacks on the nature of the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, do nothing to advance the Nation’s...

April 17, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 17 April

Is Australia so intellectually superior we can afford to summarily dismiss tertiary qualifications from another country’s learning institutions?

THE numeracy and literacy rates...

April 10, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 10 April

The conceit is such it seems they are incapable of believing they could, possibly, be wrong.  Such implacability invariably leads to errors...