Samantha Ratnam will attempt to take up the mantle in the Northern Metropolitan electorate, after Greens leader Greg Barber confirmed he would not seek Legislative Council re-election in 2018. Mr Barber has not ruled out a run for a lower house seat. The party announced Cr Ratnam — a current Moreland councillor — had been preselected to contest the election. She unsuccessfully ran for the federal electorate of Wills, in northwest Melbourne, in 2016.
The State Government today announced the new agreements, which will crack down on graffiti and clean up dirty trams and trains. There will also be spot audits and quarterly “mystery shoppers” to assess passenger experience. The already-inked deal will see Metro paid $786 million annually and Yarra Trams $297 million annually over seven years. It’s a boost from the current contract which saw Metro earn $622 million a year and Yarra Trams $216 million over eight years.
The university moved to 32nd in the world — one spot ahead of last year — in the league table released on Tuesday night. But Victoria’s next best, Monash University, slid six spots to equal 80th in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking. WORLD’S BEST UNIVERSITIES ACCORDING TO REPUTATIONTHE BLUDGE COURSES BEING OFFERED AT VICTORIAN UNISThe Australian National University placed 48th, University of Sydney 61st and University of Queensland 65th.
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".