A Sydney primary school teacher has told Salim Mehajer's electoral fraud trial that her signature was forged on documents nominating her for election to Auburn council as part of a group headed by the colourful property developer. Fatima Kandil, 30, told the Downing Centre Local Court on Friday she did not submit documents to the Australian Electoral Commission changing her address from Lidcombe to Auburn before the 2012 council election.
The family of jailed former Labor minister Eddie Obeid is seeking to delay a protracted court battle with the tax office until after the family patriarch and middle son Moses stand trial over a multimillion-dollar coal deal. More than 30 members of the Obeid family, including family matriarch Judith, most of the couple's children and dozens of grandchildren, have been drawn into a dispute over an $8.6 million tax bill.
Lawyers for Treasurer Joe Hockey have told the Federal Court that if he wins his defamation case against Fairfax Media he should be entitled to damages at the top of the range - effectively as much as $1 million. On the final day of the hearing, Mr Hockey's barrister Bruce McClintock, SC, told the court the Treasurer should receive extra - or aggravated - damages because of the way the publisher conducted its case in court.
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".