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November 29, 2002

Drought research

The NSW Parliament has produced a research paper on drought at

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Do we want to be multicultural?

The Centre for Cultural Research at the University of Western Sydney has published a study, Living Diversity, for SBS, of Australians’ engagement with multiculturalism, which includes their uses of media in a multicultural society. Find it at
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November 22, 2002

Stem cell research

The Parliamentary Library has published a current issues brief on stem cell research at
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Bali, terrorism and Australia

Full text papers from Australian Policy Online's recent forum on this issue are available at
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Old newsreels

Pathe newsreels can be searched online now at British Pathe ( The site says 'you can preview items from the entire 3500 hour British Pathe Film Archive which covers news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970'.
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November 15, 2002

Reviewing our Asian engagement

The full text of Professor Tony Milner's Radio Australia Asia-Pacific Lecture, Reviewing our Asian engagement, delivered on 11 November, is at
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New Parliamentary Library publications

The Parliamentary Library has developed a criminal law internet resource guide at that provides links to Australian criminal law sites and to related sites abroad. You can find information on terrorism, war crimes and firearms.
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Feeling pressured and time poor?

Apparently, it's all your own fault. Or so says the Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, in a new document, The Time-Pressure illusion at The authors say that "much of the time that people devote to paid and unpaid tasks is over and above that which is strictly necessary".
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ASEAN plus 3 and Cunningham by-election

The Parliamentary Library have released a research note on ASEAN plus 3 at They have also produced a research note on the Cunningham by-election at
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Building a usable Web

Jakob Nielsen is a recognised expert on Web usability. The FreePint newsletter has an interview with him at If you are truly interested in making your site accessible to anyone, including people with disabilities, read the piece.
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Business scandal sheet

CSB MarketWatch in the US has a scandal sheet for the latest news on troubled companies, such as those actually charged with offences and those under investigation. Find the latest news and info at Current companies on the page include Enron, WorldCom, ImClone and Arthur Andersen. The under investigation section includes Kmart and Martha Stewart Living.
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November 13, 2002

UK media industry news ...

... and gossip... Hold the Front Page at has UK media industry news, job vacancies, 'behind the headlines' info, funnies, links to regional newspapers and story ideas. Thanks to Bernard Slattery for the tip.
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November 12, 2002

Best of news design

The US-based Society for News Design has just announced the winners of the SND.ies awards - its Best of New Media Design Competition. Also on the site is the News Page Designer section where people can upload their own work for critiques or read tips such as selling ideas to newspaper chiefs and hints on small paper design.
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Converged newsroom

November 13 will be the launch date of the newsplex, a "micro-newsroom equipped with all the technological and organizational sophistication envisioned for a full-sized, cross-media, information-focused, Third Millennium newsgathering and news management environment". The prototype is meant to be a prototype for publishers everywhere. More info on the prototype is at, or visit the main site at
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See how you're going

If you want to know what ranking Google assigns your Web site, you can download Google Monitor, a program that will find and track the ranking of your site or any other Web address in Google search results. Find it at You will have to download and install the program on your own computer before you can use it.
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November 11, 2002

New drug trafficking report

UNESCO has just released "Globalisation, Drugs, and Criminalisation: Final Research Report on Brazil, China, India, and Mexico" at More information about the report and the research behind it is at Among other things, the 409-page report covers money laundering, criminal organisations, research and policy.
Posted by journoz at 09:04 AM | Comments (0)

November 08, 2002

Future Dilemmas

CSIRO's report - Future Dilemmas - Options to 2050 for Australia’s population, technology, resources and environment, written by CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems for DIMIA is online at A 63-page summary, Dilemmas Distilled: A Summary and Guide to the CSIRO Technical Report, can be got at the site as well.
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The government we need

Phil Dickie of the Brisbane Institute's Brisbane Line has an article on leadership and government at There are links to other articles on leadership, and contributions are welcome.
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Protocols for Indigenous communities

MessageStick, the ABC's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Online section, has produced a protocol journalists should use when communicating with indigenous communities at There is other useful information at the site. Thanks to Dan Van Blarcom for the tip.
Posted by journoz at 09:12 AM | Comments (0)

November 06, 2002

Asylum seekers

Get the Senate Select Committee on Certain Maritime Incident at - all about the Tampa crisis and the 'children overboard' controversy. Also, Tony Kevin's site asks whether the Australian Government contributed to the deaths of 353 asylum-seekers.
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November 04, 2002

Yvette's a winner - official

Yvette Nielsen's newsletter (read or subscribe to it at won a well-deserved award at the Queensland ICT awards on Saturday. Details in Paul Lucas's government media release at Well done, Yvette.
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Australian charities portal

A new portal for charities is at The site has an alphabetical list of registered Australian charities and links through to an abbreviated version of the Giving Trends in Australia Report, 2001.

Philanthropy Australia is a national membership organisation for grantmaking trusts and foundations. Use the links section to find community organisations and other charitable or grantmaking bodies. The site includes a Glossary of Philanthropic Terms and Fact Sheets about different sectors. There is also a downloadable paper on Charitable Institutions and Trusts - Income tax issues. Find the site at

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Bali assistance web site from the government

The Commonwealth Government Information on the Bali Disaster site is at and offers information on travel, accommodation, healthcare, counselling, income support and funeral costs. Latest news is at
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November 01, 2002

New Poynter report

The latest report has several interesting pieces for journalists - time management for writers, why photojournalism matters, a critique on the Wall Street Journal redesign, the art of interviewing, book reviews and more. Find it at
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Webcast of When bloggers commit journalism

The webcast of the UC Berkeley seminar When bloggers commit journalism is at For those who prefer the print, use the OJR summary at
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Bali bombing - seminar in Melbourne

Australian Policy Online will be hosting a seminar in Melbourne on 18 November on the implications of the Bali bombing for Indonesia and Australia. Speakers include Greg Barton (Deakin University), George Williams (Gilbert & Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW), and journalist and novelist Dewi Anggraeni. The seminar will be chaired by Peter Mares, author of Borderline: Australia’s Treatment of Refugees and Asylum Seekers. More details such as venue and time are at
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Gays, lesbians and the media discussion

Monday 4 November 2002, 7-9 pm, Level 5 - Lecture Theatre 510, Bon Marche Building 3, University of Technology Sydney
David Marr (Media Watch presenter) and Margo Kingston (Sydney Morning Herald) and a panel of gay and lesbian journalists will discuss the representation of gays and lesbians in the media and in media workplaces. This free public forum will be chaired by Marcus O'Donnell (editor of Sydney Star Observer) and introduced by Wendy Bacon (Associate Professor of Journalism, UTS and Acting Director of the ACIJ). The forum is being held in association with the Gay Games. All welcome.
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One in the eye for focus groups

David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker doesn't use focus groups, believing readers do not want to be "anticipated or pandered to. Our reader wants to be surprised or thrilled. Thrilled never comes out of a focus group." Remnick prefers to dabble in what he calls "the heresy of enormous ambition", publishing stories that no-one else has thought of. Then "you do it and you hear about nothing else for weeks to come, and it's very gratifying". If you think such thinking is fatal to the bottom line, think again - the New Yorker is about to go into profit. The full story is on at
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