Aunty Matilda House, one of the ACT's pioneering indigenous campaigners and the first person to perform a "Welcome to Country" ceremony at the opening of Federal Parliament, is about to receive a new title. The Australian National University is to confer an honorary doctorate on the 72-year-old Ngambri elder on Wednesday afternoon.
Australian universities should be beefing up their support services for past sexual assault victims ahead of next month's release of a Human Rights Commission report detailing the extent of the problem ANU Students'Â Association president, James Connolly, said on Tuesday. "There must be adequate resourcing of support staff in anticipation of the (HRC) survey result release to address the potential for retraumatisation," he said.
The census has revealed the ACT is the fastest growing state or territory in the country, adding 40,175 people to its population between 2011 and 2016. This growth spurt, while good news for the capital, does have its own challenges. Adding the equivalent of the NSW city of Orange to one of the smallest jurisdictions in the country in half a decade is no mean feat; especially when more than half, or about 24,000, take up residence in Gungahlin.
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".