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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

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 knocking-down of the Berlin Wall, together with the subsequent unification of East and West Germany, and the collapse of the Soviet...

April 3, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 3 April

One of the many lessons to be learned in life is not to take yourself too seriously! We are, none of us,...

March 27, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 27 March

In the same way that not all Germans were Nazis, not all Russians are supporters of Vladimir Putin and his thuggish regime....

March 20, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 20 March

In 2013, following an historic public consultation on racial profiling practices within Victoria Police, a broad three-year plan to improve the treatment...

March 13, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 13 March

I have, over the years, spent a total of months in the old USSR, and what is now the Russian Federation. It...

March 6, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 6 March

In the first decade following World War Two there was a dearth of Australian children’s literature; consequently, baby boomers (1945-64) grew-up reading...

February 27, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 27 February

I am salivating in anticipation of The Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Pudding competition!

AN official component of The Queen’s Jubilee celebrations, the pudding competition...

February 13, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 13 February

Are you one of those yobbos who boos sporting champions because you think it is funny and part of the experience?

I’VE got...

February 6, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 6 February

If, on opening your eyes first thing in the morning, and before pulling the doona back over your head, you immediately remember,...

January 30, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 30 January

The ignominy suffered by the world’s number one tennis player, Novak Djokovic, is lamentable; a national disgrace. Anomalies notwithstanding, that it came...

January 23, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 26 January

Once upon a time, in another century, women’s most popular knickers were cottontails, and men wore baggy, white underpants, called Y-fronts. Both...

January 16, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 16 January

An army of Martians, visiting Ballarat as part of a reconnoitre for a proposed imminent invasion of Australia, could be forgiven for...

January 9, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 9 January

Beer loomed large in the lives of kids who grew-up in the heat of the north-eastern goldfields of Western Australia, where the...

January 2, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 2 January

When I think about it I shake my head incredulously. The notion is too absurd to be true! This year, 2022 marks...

December 25, 2021

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 25 December

Christmas is that time of year when, around the world, Christians gather together in towering cathedrals and small parish churches, to celebrate...

December 19, 2021

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 19 December

Victorian Senator David Van’s yobbish behaviour in the Federal Senate, and for which he later apologised, is an unsettling manifestation of power-drunk,...

December 18, 2021

Third parties in the health system

Over the last four weeks ROLAND ROCCHICCIOLI has looked at different aspects of our health care. So far he’s discussed chronic disease,...

December 12, 2021

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 12 December

“It’s un-Australian”, whatever that means? Erroneously, one hears it from politicians wanting to condemn a situation, or a happening, which does not...

December 5, 2021

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 5 December

What the Australian test cricketer/wicketkeeper, Tim Paine, does in his private life is categorically none of our business. We have become a...