If there is one consolation to the NSW government's decision to slug taxi and ride-sharing passengers $1.10 for the next 250 million trips they take, it is that the levy reminds us that political donations can only get an outmoded industry so far these days. Announced in late 2015 and introduced on Thursday, the levy will fund a $250 million compensation fund for the taxi industry.
For his part Flynn says conversations with shareholders haven't been out of the ordinary and expects to announce the new CEO "well before the end of the year". It will be a keenly-watched appointment. Flynn won't say who his preferred candidate is, but there is industry speculation search firm Egon Zehnder approached former APN director Pierce Cody as well as the local boss of rival group JCDecaux, Steve O'Connor.
As the head of investments for New Zealand's $35 billion Accident Compensation Corporation, Nicholas Bagnall is one of the country's highest-paid public servants. According to the ACC's 2016 annual report, which does not disclose the remuneration of individuals, it appears he earned up to $870,000 – almost twice as much as the prime minister. Helping ensure that New Zealand's only provider of accident insurance coverage has enough money to pay out claims is an important and consuming job.
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".