Consumer Affairs Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald, writing, commissioning, and planning stories on topics as varied as consumer law, product safety, credit scores, and privacy rights. Previously, Fairfax Media's food and wine news reporter.
'Selective, unbalanced, outdated': Egg industry blasted for skewing battery cage research
The recent 4.8 per cent hike in health insurance premiums stung all Australian policyholders, but spare a thought for Kate Tierney who has to pay an extra 12 per cent on top of the new rate. Ms Tierney didn't take out hospital cover until she was 37, meaning she has to pay a Lifetime Health Cover (LHC) loading of 12 per cent – that's 2 per cent for each year she was without cover from 31.
In summary: Koalas and kids win, baddies and foreigners lose. NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet on Tuesday announced his budget for 2017-18, splashing money raised through a string of privatisations on schools, hospitals and the justice system. With a big budget and an impressive $4.5 billion surplus, there's plenty of money to go around, but there's also a line of losers. READ MORE: What’s in this year’s state budget for the Illawarra?
NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet on Tuesday announced his budget for 2017-18, splashing money raised through a string of privatisations on schools, hospitals and the justice system. With a big budget and an impressive $4.5 billion surplus, there's plenty of money to go around, but there's also a line of losers. Good news for families wanting to raise healthy, active kids but feeling restricted by big sports club fees.
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".