No-one goes to prison unless found guilty of a crime, right? Well no, Marlon Noble did. Although he never appeared in court and was never convicted of a offence, Mr Noble, an Indigenous man from Geraldton, spent more than 10 years in a Western Australian prison. And the 35-year-old, who has an intellectual disability after suffering meningitis as a child, remains subject to a custody order that restricts his every move even though he is no longer in jail.
Most children don't have to go to court to ask for permission to go on school camp or join the Scouts. Isla Swanston vividly remembers doing both. Her grade five class was going to an overnight camp at Healesville Sanctuary to learn about endangered animals, and she was desperate to go. But Isla had been under the care of child protection since she was a newborn. Although she lived in out-of-home care, her parents still had veto power over some aspects of her life. And they said no.
Victorian MP Rachel Carling-Jenkins is right to draw attention to the victims of her estranged husband's addiction to online child abuse. Little girls who would be safe, if not for men such as her husband Gary and a growing market for online exploitation. But Dr Carling-Jenkins and her son, who discovered this material in their family home, are also victims in this wrenching story. She's been hounded by some for not "sticking by" her husband.
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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".