On March 20, Senator John Williams will notify the joint coalition senate party room of plans to move a referral to hold a parliamentary inquiry into the scandal-ridden $170 billion franchise sector. Senator Williams has been working closely with the Minister for Small Business, Craig Laundy, on the proposed terms of reference. He told The Australian Financial Review he was confident he has the numbers to get a joint parliamentary inquiry across the line, with a report due September 20.
When Caltex Australia boss Julian Segal and a group of senior officers were called to a meeting with the workplace regulator in Sydney on February 21 they knew the news wouldn't be pretty. The Fair Work Ombudsman had been investigating wage fraud allegations for 18 months and Segal had a good idea what was coming. Caltex has been busy doing its own mandatory audits, so far 293 audits. The results were alarming.
Petrol giant Caltex Australia has been blasted by the Fair Work Ombudsman for widespread and systemic underpayment of wages and an unsustainable operating model across its franchise network. The report, the culmination of a lengthy investigation into one of the country's biggest franchise operators, comes days after Caltex shocked the market with a decision to exit franchising.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".