In a surprise move, Onkaparinga councillor Don Chapman last night urged his colleagues to back his motion to oust Lorraine Rosenberg, who is also president of the Local Government Association. However, Cr Chapman did not attract any support from his 19 colleagues. Onkaparinga has been in the spotlight in recent months over its payment of a $6818 golf club membership fee to council CEO Mark Dowd.
Liberal MLC Peter Phelps last week incurred the wrath of increasingly insufferable cockney git Jamie Oliver, who is currently in Australia, following comments disparaging the NSW government’s school canteen food policy. Phelps made the mistake of being a voice of reason in Parliament last week, pointing out sex education encourages promiscuous sexual activity among teens with great alacrity, yet they’ll soon be banned from enjoying a sausage roll from the school tuck shop.
My fellow youths and I will still be here in 50 years to watch the changing face of Australia. I’ll be 67 then. I might have children and grandchildren of my own. But what hope is there for me, let alone future generations, if we don’t see a genuine effort to stop our national debt spiralling out of control today? For almost a decade treasurers have been promising that surplus is just around the corner — just a couple of years away. But with every passing Budget it becomes more of a pipedream.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".