He has endured the roughest period of his prime ministership, and every day, it seems to get worse. But whatever happens from here, Malcolm Turnbull must now rise above his disappointment, park the frustration, and project control, stability, and yes, leadership. The situation gripping the nation as the Parliament unravels, threatens more than just the short-term electoral fortunes of this government, or of this Prime Minister.
Welcome to the end of the age of reason, sniped the US President as his corrupt ways finally dragged him low. As with so much in the disturbing political drama, House of Cards, Francis Underwood's committee-room soliloquy, initially strained credulity, before being overtaken by the bizarre developments of contemporary reality. Trumped by Trump. The advent of America's 45th President is the antithesis of "reason" – the triumph of anger over sense, a wilful lunge for non-leadership.
The government's defence of Barnaby Joyce has been a farrago of distraction designed to set up and then demolish claims that he was not a dinky-di Aussie and to create the impression he's the victim of a shady trans-national conspiracy. The facts are more prosaic. Joyce didn't do his paperwork when nominating for the Senate way back in 2004 nor at any election since. Did not comply with a constitutional requirement to be a sole citizen. Diligence was due. It was not forthcoming.
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".