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February 25, 2024

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 25 February

The Premier of Victoria Jacinta Allan delivered to the State Parliament, and all those Victorian children who suffered institutional abuse, a superbly measured and...

February 18, 2024

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 18 February

The discovery of a once-familiar childhood image is comforting. Viewed through the sands-of-time, it conjures a memory-flood from a distant time-and-place in one’s life.   IT...

February 11, 2024

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 11 February

The ABC is an important broadcasting institution. It is the voice of the people. It must be impartial, unfailingly.   THE increasing inclination of journalists to...

February 4, 2024

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 4 February

It was simple: you worked a second job - usually in the hospitality industry; saved a 10 per cent deposit; met with your bank...

January 26, 2024

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 26 January

If you will: exercise your imagination! If a hostile nation were to invade Australia and claim possession, and then you were expected to celebrate...

January 21, 2024

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 21 January

On the original production of HAIR, I worked with some colleagues who took illegal drugs. It was the ethos of “take trips/get high/laugh, joke,...

January 14, 2024

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 14 January

Increasingly, it is becoming more difficult to have a civil, vigorous conversation without becoming embroiled in accusations of disrespect, discrimination, racial vilification, and generally...

January 7, 2024

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 07 January

Sometimes I feel I am marching to the beat of my own drum, regardless; or perhaps I am a relic from a forgotten past....

December 31, 2023

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 31 December

I am not looking to pick an argument, but it is Happy New Year, and not Happy New Year’s - which refers only to...

December 24, 2023

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 24 December

Christmas is that time of year when Christians, around the world, gather together to celebrate the birth of the boy child in the manger...

December 17, 2023

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 17 December

There is a glaring dichotomy: on the one hand we condemn anti-social, neo-Nazi conduct; yet, on the other, we willingly allocate newspaper column inches...

December 10, 2023

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 10 December

Carols in the Cathedral - 2023, with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic orchestra, is a Christmas-week music highlight for the entire family! THE three, two-hour performances...

December 3, 2023

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 3 December

Nothing is achieved by finger-pointing and blaming the police for the antisocial behaviour related to homelessness in Ballarat. The diverting outrage would suggest panic;...

November 26, 2023

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 26 November

The recent Little Bridge Street family assault, and the allegations surrounding the distressing incident, is cause for concern; however, it is not a crisis...

November 19, 2023

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 17 November

It is a societal obscenity in a country as rich as Australia. Nothing - but nothing, is more important than the safety and welfare...

November 12, 2023

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 12 November

It is so obvious, its omission defies logic. That dental health is not covered by Medicare is too silly - and is a continuing...

November 5, 2023

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 5 November

It is a simple concept. If what you espouse is not the truth, then it is, by definition, a porky; a prevarication from the...

October 22, 2023

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 22 October

It is not rocket science! When you receive a threatening/disturbing email which purports to be from an organisation with whom you do business, do...

October 15, 2023

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 15 October

Enabling your Facebook page for comment is tantamount to opening a Pandora’s Box. It gifts every half-witted keyboard warrior, armed with a megaphone to...

October 8, 2023

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 8 October

We, all of us, need to be wary! Access to the public psyche through the media in its various manifestations comes with an onerous...

September 24, 2023

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 24 September

National Police Remembrance Day - 29 September - is an opportunity for all Australians to take a moment to reflect, with gratitude, on those...

September 17, 2023

From the desk of ROLAND ROCCHICCIOLI

In the same way, daylight saving will not fade your kitchen curtains; a ‘YES’ vote in the Voice to Parliament referendum will not allow...

September 10, 2023

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 10 September

It was 1993 when the AFL Footy Show with Ed McGuire and Sam Newman first screened across the county on Channel 9. It was...

September 3, 2023

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 3 September

Several weeks past, I wrote formal letters to three senior management at Cancer Council Australia. My missive was greeted with stoney silence.   NOT only is...