The big winner in the same-sex marriage survey is the institution of marriage – and that's something even the No voters should be applauding loudly. The historic vote – and the law that will flow from it – will rejuvenate marriage as an important institution, and provide it with new status. Marriage, for years, has been dying a slow death. While the number of marriages might increase in some years, the rate has been declining steadily over the past two decades.
In almost every election campaign, there's a turning point. It's the day where a leader, or a party, stuffs up and a harsh judgement is made by voters. Often it's the enormous fillip it grants the other party that allows it to ride the crest of a wave to victory. Of course there are exceptions, and this poll might be one. But there will be no surprises if, post November 25, Annastacia Palaszczuk's Adani decision is this campaign's turning point.
Ask a swag of Queensland voters and you’ll find more than one who thinks Pauline Hanson is running in this month’s state election. That says heaps about the public’s disengagement generally with the political process - but it highlights how successful One Nation has been in becoming a third political player in Queensland. Ms Hanson, for the record, is not up for election. She will not get a vote in Parliament. She will not represent any electorate.
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".