Former prime minister Tony Abbott says Australia is not working as it should, and is letting itself down. "It hasn't been a great year for Australia," Mr Abbott told the Institute of Public Affairs. He gave his prescription for winning the next election and indicated he will be standing again when that poll is called. "I can assure you I am in no hurry to leave public life because we need strong liberal conservative voices now more than ever," Mr Abbott said.
It is a game of snakes and ladders for the Liberals hoping to change the law to allow same-sex marriage. A group of federal Liberals have been working on a plan to legalise marriage equality in Parliament instead of having a national vote or plebiscite. But each time public debate flares on the topic, the same-sex marriage advocates hit a "snake" on the board game and their campaign slides backwards.
Factional tensions have flared within the Liberal Party after comments from senior Liberal frontbencher Christopher Pyne were leaked and reported. The leaking of Mr Pyne's remarks made at a private event for his factional allies on Friday evening has exposed a deeper split within the Coalition between conservatives and small 'l' Liberals. He is recorded saying he and his factional allies like George Brandis had voted for Malcolm Turnbull in every ballot he had ever been in.
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".