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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

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...

April 10, 2022

What is the Question – April 2022

For April’s what is the question, Roland chatted with director of local large-scale building company Nicholson Construction, Richard Nicholson. Photo: SUPPLIED   What is your name? Richard...

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 13, 2022

What is the Question – March 2022

For March’s What is the Question Roland Rocchiccioli talked with Adrian Misseri.   What is your name? Adrian Misseri   What is your occupation? Podiatrist.   What brought you to Ballarat? I was...

March 6, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 6 March

The non-stop bombardment of news - which has become infotainment - is problematic. Unreasonably, politicians and public figures are expected to be...

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,...

February 6, 2022

What is the Question – February 2022

For February’s What is the Question Roland talked with Ballarat born and bred photographer, Greg Karslake.   What is your name? Gregory Michael Karslake.   What is your occupation? Former...

January 30, 2022

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 30 January

Are you absolutely SURE you want 225 x 5.5-metre aluminium lampposts surrounding Lake Wendouree?  It is a profound question which MUST be...

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...