Queens Park has been an oasis in the western suburbs since the 1850s, a small lake surrounded by greenery in the heart of Moonee Ponds. On a fine day, the park fills with locals looking for peace at lunchtime, to walk the dog or relax in the shade. What they don't know is that this idyllic spot is also one of the most seriously contaminated wetlands in Melbourne.
A Port Melbourne man who punched a woman in the mouth at a New Years Eve house party in Prahran has been fined $10,000 in court. Gokturk Aktas, who goes by the name George Royal, was at the party in 2015 with his then-girlfriend Denise Thornburgh, the former wife of dead nightclub identity Darren Thornburgh. The couple became involved in a heated argument, which was witnessed by accountant Melissa Lawson. When Ms Lawson intervened to try to defuse the situation, Aktas turned on her.
Mosquitoes that spread the potentially deadly dengue and yellow fever viruses have been found at Melbourne Airport in what appears to be a serious breach of Australia's stringent quarantine system. The discovery has sparked fears that colonies of the mosquitoes could be spreading into the surrounding environment and travelling interstate on passenger and cargo planes. The same type of mosquitoes are also believed to have been found at airports in Adelaide and Perth.
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".