The multi-million-dollar Recognise campaign that advocated for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has been wound up. The campaign was overseen by Reconciliation Australia, and signed up 318,000 supporters. Recognise was established in 2012 after a government-appointed expert panel said there was a need for a "properly resourced public education and awareness program".
On a dusty centre stage, a lone figure moves elegantly through the Bungul (dancing) ground. He is a spirit searching for sugarbag — bush honey — and forming the landscape as he goes. This is the Sugarman dreaming story of the Gupapuyngu tribe, one of 20 clans of the Yolngu. Eddie William Gumbula, a senior Gupapuyngu man, performed as the Sugarman at the closing ceremony at the Garma Festival in north-east Arnhem Land. "Looking for honey — where can find honey in the trees," he explains.
Aboriginal leaders say they are more optimistic than ever that Australians will embrace the idea to hold a referendum to establish an Indigenous voice to parliament. A special Q&A panel at the Garma festival in north-east Arnhem Land addressed issues of constitutional reform, social inequality and language preservation. Founder of Cape York Strategic Partnerships, Noel Pearson, said he believed decisions concerning a referendum and a treaty would be made within the next three to five years.
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Selecting a term
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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
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".