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February 28, 2003

"Human shield" story

From the CIA, no less. Find their report, Putting Noncombatants at Risk: Saddam's Use of Human Shields at
Posted by journoz at 02:05 PM | Comments (0)

Housing boom ... or bust?

The housing boom has not been good news for low income people, says the Brotherhood of St Laurence in a report at It claims the low stocks of affordable housing are creating a housing stress crisis.
Posted by belinda at 11:32 AM | Comments (0)

It's not over yet for the UN ...

... or so says Keith Suter at He believes the UN Security Council will survive the current crisis.
Posted by journoz at 11:32 AM | Comments (0)

Human Rights Watch World Report 2003

The report, at, provides an assessment of human rights practices in 58 countries. The period covered is from November 2001 to November 2002.
Posted by journoz at 09:45 AM | Comments (0)

February 24, 2003

Coming, ready or not ...

The US has launched a new site to prepare its citizens for terrorist attacks. ( explains how to make an emergency kit, how to decide a plan of action and has sections on potential kinds of threat, e.g. chemical, biological, nuclear blasts, radiation and explosions.
Posted by journoz at 10:10 AM | Comments (0)

February 21, 2003

Ethanol in cars

The Parliamentary Library has also prepared a Current Issues Brief on Ethanol in petrol at
Posted by belinda at 10:03 AM | Comments (0)

Public/private partnerships

Good idea? Bad idea? The Parliamentary Library has prepared a Research Note at on the topic to explain what they mean.
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Is the Government health rebate a flop?

John Deeble of the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health argues that the federal government’s private health insurance rebate has failed at The full text of his remarks is at
Posted by journoz at 10:03 AM | Comments (0)

February 17, 2003

Fitting out a digital newsroom?

If you have to create a multimedia newsroom and aren't sure what to do, have a look at the Online Journalism Review article Gear for the Multimedia Newsroom at It describes phones, cameras, notebook computers, scanners, software and more.
Posted by journoz at 02:32 PM | Comments (0)

Military news fix

Jane's, the defence, security and intelligence publisher, are now offering email alerts for free. These include Jane's News Briefs, a weekly headline and abstracts service that provides links through to live stories on, and Jane's Defence Weekly e-mail alerts, which appear as soon as new stories are posted to the Defence Weekly web site, handy if you need to keep on top of military and defence industry issues. Sign up for either or both at, or just visit the main site at, which has latest news.
Posted by journoz at 11:42 AM | Comments (0)

February 14, 2003

The (parlous?) state we're in

Peter Mares has a think piece about the cost of going to war with Iraq at Mares, a broadcaster with ABC Radio National, spoke at a forum at the Perth International Writers Festival on 7 February.

And who'll be doing what?
The Parliamentary Library has a briefing on forces and likely tasks for Australia’s contribution to the war in Iraq at

Posted by journoz at 09:27 AM | Comments (0)

North Korea nerves

The Parliamentary Library has a Research Note on the implications of what North Korea is up to for Australian trade at
Posted by belinda at 09:27 AM | Comments (0)

February 12, 2003

Since war looks ever more likely ...

... you may as well be prepared. Reuters has a new site up for war correspondents. AlertNet at provides country data, info on relief operations and links to satellite images as well as news. As you'd expect, there is a link just for Iraq.
Posted by journoz at 09:17 AM | Comments (0)

February 11, 2003

Oscar fever is upon us

The complete 75th Oscars press kit is now available at
Posted by journoz at 12:24 PM | Comments (0)

February 07, 2003

Canberra bushfires - the blame game

Jack Waterford, editor-in-chief of the Canberra Times ponders the rush to find someone to blame for Canberra's bushfires at
Posted by journoz at 10:25 AM | Comments (0)

investigative journalism - RIP?

The Evatt Foundation is holding a public seminar on The Death of Investigative Journalism and Who Killed It? Speakers include Phillip Knightley and Four Corners reporter Chris Masters.
Venue: Seymour Centre, Sydney
When: Saturday 15 February, 6pm to 7.30pm

More info can be found at .
Posted by journoz at 10:19 AM | Comments (0)

February 06, 2003

Changes in Academia - new report

DEST has just published a new report - 178 pages and available in PDF - on Changes in Academic Life: Implications for Universities of the Changing Age Distribution and Work Roles of Academic Life. There are sections on casual staffing, research and job satisfaction (or lack of it). You can get it at
Posted by journoz at 01:53 PM | Comments (0)

February 05, 2003

Back in business

My Web site, Guide to Internet information sources for Australian journalists (also known as OzGuide), has moved to its new permanent home. The new URL is My Globalisation site has also moved - it's at I will be migrating my Web log and adding other features soon. The site will continue to be free to users.
Posted by journoz at 11:16 AM | Comments (0)

February 04, 2003

Down time

My Web site, Guide to Internet information sources for Australian journalists (also known as OzGuide, is currently down due to Web site reorganisation at its host. With luck, it will be back in a day or so. However, I will soon be moving the site so please always use this URL to get to it - that way, when it does move, your link will still work. (The link will get you to the old site until it moves too - provided it ever sees the light of day again, that is ...)
Posted by journoz at 03:04 PM | Comments (0)