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    • Writing for Green Left Weekly is  about  following a few  simple  guidelines
    • Main Guidlines 1.Deadlines 2.Style 3.Content
    • Deadlines? Newspapers_are_about__ ALL THE NEWS
    • Deadlines? And if it don't..? (it don't get in)
    • Deadlines Each section  has  a  different deadline
    • Deadlines News Arrival: Saturday 9.30am. Notification: Thursday noon.
    • Deadlines Comment & Analysis Arrival: Friday 9.30am. Arrival Notification: Thursday 9.30am,  Notification (preferably earlier).
    • Deadlines Cultural Dissent Arrival: Tuesday 9.30am  unless otherwise arranged.
    • ...etcetera ...all the news that fits  between  these two covers... 24 pages apart
    • What does “fit” mean? One whole page:       1400­1650 words Half page:                 700­800 words One third of a page:  500 words
    • So let the  editor know how long  your article will be ... before you write it so it can “fit” in.
    • Main Guidlines 1.Deadlines 2.Style 3.Content
    • Style? Australia's poor human rights record Jim McIlroy, Brisbane 26 May 2007 BRISBANE — “Australia is the only Western democracy without human rights legislation”, James Whelan from Amnesty International told a public forum attended by 50 people on May 23. Labor state minister for education Dean Wells argued for a charter of human rights like those adopted in Victoria and the ACT and that which has been operating for 17 years in New Zealand. Such a charter requires a statement of compatibility with human rights to accompany every bill that comes before parliament. Jessica Moore, who faced police investigation in Wollongong last year under the so-called anti- terror laws, pointed out that state Labor governments have been collaborating with the federal Coalition to implement the draconian laws. Moore, an anti-war activist who has helped organise demonstrations in support of Palestinians’ right to self-determination, was accused of aiding Hamas in an anonymous complaint to the federal government’s anti-terror hotline. “My experience shows that police are political, ideological. These anti-terror laws are totally against free speech”, Moore said. She urged people to collectively defy the laws and mobilise against them. “We need to campaign for a bill of human rights to protect our freedoms.”
    • Style: Descriptive heading Australia's poor human rights record Jim McIlroy, Brisbane 26 May 2007 BRISBANE — “Australia is the only Western democracy without human rights legislation”, James Whelan from Amnesty International told a public forum attended by 50 people on May 23. Labor state minister for education Dean Wells argued for a charter of human rights like those adopted in Victoria and the ACT and that which has been operating for 17 years in New Zealand. Such a charter requires a statement of compatibility with human rights to accompany every bill that comes before parliament. Jessica Moore, who faced police investigation in Wollongong last year under the so-called anti-terror laws, pointed out that state Labor governments have been collaborating with the federal Coalition to implement the draconian laws. Moore, an anti-war activist who has helped organise demonstrations in support of Palestinians’ right to self-determination, was accused of aiding Hamas in an anonymous complaint to the federal government’s anti-terror hotline. “My experience shows that police are political, ideological. These anti-terror laws are totally against free speech”, Moore said. She urged people to collectively defy the laws and mobilise against them. “We need to campaign for a bill of human rights to protect our freedoms.”
    • Author's name underneath the headline Australia's poor human rights record by Jim McIlroy 26 May 2007 BRISBANE — “Australia is the only Western democracy without human rights legislation”, James Whelan from Amnesty International told a public forum attended by 50 people on May 23. Labor state minister for education Dean Wells argued for a charter of human rights like those adopted in Victoria and the ACT and that which has been operating for 17 years in New Zealand. Such a charter requires a statement of compatibility with human rights to accompany every bill that comes before parliament. Jessica Moore, who faced police investigation in Wollongong last year under the so-called anti- terror laws, pointed out that state Labor governments have been collaborating with the federal Coalition to implement the draconian laws. Moore, an anti-war activist who has helped organise demonstrations in support of Palestinians’ right to self-determination, was accused of aiding Hamas in an anonymous complaint to the federal government’s anti-terror hotline. “My experience shows that police are political, ideological. These anti-terror laws are totally against free speech”, Moore said. She urged people to collectively defy the laws and mobilise against them. “We need to campaign for a bill of human rights to protect our freedoms.”
    • Include all relevant dates Australia's poor human rights record Jim McIlroy, Brisbane 26 May 2007 BRISBANE — “Australia is the only Western democracy without human rights legislation”, James Whelan from Amnesty International told a public forum attended by 50 people on May 23. Labor state minister for education Dean Wells argued for a charter of human rights like those adopted in Victoria and the ACT and that which has been operating for 17 years in New Zealand. Such a charter requires a statement of compatibility with human rights to accompany every bill that comes before parliament. Jessica Moore, who faced police investigation in Wollongong last year under the so-called anti- terror laws, pointed out that state Labor governments have been collaborating with the federal Coalition to implement the draconian laws. Moore, an anti-war activist who has helped organise demonstrations in support of Palestinians’ right to self-determination, was accused of aiding Hamas in an anonymous complaint to the federal government’s anti-terror hotline. “My experience shows that police are political, ideological. These anti-terror laws are totally against free speech”, Moore said. She urged people to collectively defy the laws and mobilise against them. “We need to campaign for a bill of human rights to protect our freedoms.”
    • Place Australia's poor human rights record Jim McIlroy, Brisbane 26 May 2007 BRISBANE — “Australia is the only Western democracy without human rights legislation”, James Whelan from Amnesty International told a public forum attended by 50 people on May 23. Labor state minister for education Dean Wells argued for a charter of human rights like those adopted in Victoria and the ACT and that which has been operating for 17 years in New Zealand. Such a charter requires a statement of compatibility with human rights to accompany every bill that comes before parliament. Jessica Moore, who faced police investigation in Wollongong last year under the so-called anti- terror laws, pointed out that state Labor governments have been collaborating with the federal Coalition to implement the draconian laws. Moore, an anti-war activist who has helped organise demonstrations in support of Palestinians’ right to self-determination, was accused of aiding Hamas in an anonymous complaint to the federal government’s anti- terror hotline. “My experience shows that police are political, ideological. These anti-terror laws are totally against free speech”, Moore said. She urged people to collectively defy the laws and mobilise against them. “We need to campaign for a bill of human rights to protect our freedoms.”
    • All names of people, companies, countries etc. are spelt correctly. . Australia's poor human rights record Jim McIlroy, Brisbane 26 May 2007 BRISBANE — “Australia is the only Western democracy without human rights legislation”, James Whelan from Amnesty International told a public forum attended by 50 people on May 23. Labor state minister for educationDean Wells argued for a charter of human rights like those adopted in Victoria and the ACT and that which has been operating for 17 years in New Zealand. Such a charter requires a statement of compatibility with human rights to accompany every bill that comes before parliament. Jessica Moore, who faced police investigation in Wollongong last year under the so-called anti-terror laws, pointed out that state Labor governments have been collaborating with the federal Coalition to implement the draconian laws. Moore, an anti-war activist who has helped organise demonstrations in support of Palestinians’ right to self-determination, was accused of aiding Hamas in an anonymous complaint to the federal government’s anti-terror hotline. “My experience shows that police are political, ideological. These anti-terror laws are totally against free speech”, Moore said. She urged people to collectively defy the laws and mobilise against them. “We need to campaign for a bill of human rights to protect our freedoms.”
    • All quotes are attributed to someone, who has both a first and last name. Australia's poor human rights record Jim McIlroy, Brisbane 26 May 2007 “Australia is the only Western BRISBANE — democracy without human rights legislation”, James Whelan from Amnesty International told a public forum attended by 50 people on May 23. Labor state minister for education Dean Wells argued for a charter of human rights like those adopted in Victoria and the ACT and that which has been operating for 17 years in New Zealand. Such a charter requires a statement of compatibility with human rights to accompany every bill that comes before parliament. Jessica Moore, who faced police investigation in Wollongong last year under the so-called anti- terror laws, pointed out that state Labor governments have been collaborating with the federal Coalition to implement the draconian laws. Moore, an anti-war activist who has helped organise demonstrations in support of Palestinians’ right to self-determination, was accused of aiding Hamas in an anonymous complaint to the federal government’s anti-terror hotline. “My experience shows that police are political, ideological. These anti-terror laws are totally against free speech”, Moore said. She urged people to collectively defy the laws and mobilise against them. “We need to campaign for a bill of human rights to protect our freedoms.”
    • Main Guidlines 1.Deadlines 2.Style 3.Content
    • CONTENT? FACTS &  FIGURES More FACTS rather than fewer FACTS the better it is at the other end.
    • Content? NO JARGON
    • CONTENT? POV but check assertions characterising political positions. “QUOTES”
    • Main Guidlines 1.Deadlines 2.Style 3.Content
    • So, ready to email the article? (1) Save the file  as a text file, a rich text file, or a  wordperfectfile.
    • So, ready to email the article? (2) File name short &  descriptive • Issue number • Author initials • eg: daver739
    • So, ready to email the article? (3) Get some one else  to read the article
    • So, ready to email the article? (4) Send as email attachment  glw@greenleft.org.au.
    • and hey presto!
    • Then go out and sell it!