Former University of Canberra law lecturer Arthur Hoyle has been sentenced to four years in jail for the rape and indecent assault of students. Hoyle, 67, was found guilty in April of raping one student and indecently assaulting others that he lured to his office under the pretence of plagiarism meetings. In sentencing, Justice Michael Elkaim noted the vulnerability of the students and that Hoyle had abused a position of trust.
A Canberra futsal player has been found guilty of recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm when he punched a man during an out-of-control brawl, which forced the game to be called off. The brawl broke out after an aggressive game between the Kolo and Big Ball teams in December 2015, with the referee describing it as "essentially uncontrollable". Kerim Hidic, 22, admitted to hitting the man in the eye area, arguing he had done it to protect his friend who was being grabbed by the victim.
Seven people charged after they allegedly superglued their hands to railings in Parliament House during Question Time have been committed for trial in the ACT Supreme Court. The protestors were each formally charged in the ACT Magistrates Court today with damaging Commonwealth property. They were part of a larger group of 40 people protesting against offshore detention who caused Parliament House to be shut down in November last year.
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".