You probably have more rights as a renter than you realise. We've done the research so you can skip looking through the legislation. So you blitzed the quiz but have you ever taken on your landlord and won? We want to speak to renters who have had a victory against their landlord or real estate agent after going to a consumer protection body, court or tribunal. You may have won a dispute over repairs, an unfair rent hike or anything else.
With the average Australian wedding costing about $30,000, or the price of a small car, we asked you for tips on how you did it for less. Here's what you told us. Helen and Tony Stevens married at a holiday house on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria with only a celebrant and their parents. There were no bridesmaids or groomsmen and the couple made the surprise announcement on Instagram. "We wanted the focus to be on our commitment and not on the trimmings of a wedding," she says.
If you are thinking of getting married, there is a lot to organise and pay for, starting with a ring, the proposal and maybe even an engagement party. All too often, it comes at a hefty cost. But it doesn't have to be this way. Earlier this year I attended the wedding of my dear friend Kavindi who married her partner Kian. We go back many years to our uni days in Melbourne. And, as a way of adding meaning to their big day, they asked many of their friends and family to contribute in some way.
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".