Who says you can’t buy property for as little as $1 in Australia? Truth is that you 100 per cent can, it’s called relocatable housing. The catch, or the difficulty of it, all depends on how much effort you are prepared to put in, and how much money you have in the kitty to relocate it – that’s the clincher! A recent search of the online classifieds search engine Gumtree at the weekend, uncovered an old Queenslander for sale, by removal from its foundations in Brisbane for as little as $1.
Wages data is out this week and we expect to see a pick up in growth, but whether you’re feeling it is another issue entirely. This Wednesday there will be a focus on Australian’s wages growth and we’re likely to see an acceleration in wages, to 0.7 per cent quarter on quarter or 2.2 per cent year on year, according to AMP Capital chief economists Dr Shane Oliver. Dr Oliver says this reflects the 3.3 per cent increase in the minimum wage – which affects more women and younger Australian workers.
A good friend of mine is moving house, and it’s just about got her beat. Not just because of the stress, but the money is literally walking out the front door. New research from ING which shows that 51 per cent of women don’t actually budget for moving costs, such as getting help with cleaning, repairs and removalists fees. Australians spend an average of $1,618 physically moving home every year, and that’s when you tend to do everything yourself!
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".