Before the incorrect assumptions and misrepresentations begin, let me break the proposal down. I’ll start with the big one: why should any group have ‘special treatment’? Why should blackfellas have a voice to Parliament? Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the only group that was here before the British arrived. They were here for more than 60,000 years. They were the only group that got dispossessed.
The Referendum Council report on Indigenous constitutional recognition calls for a First Peoples voice to Parliament to be enshrined in the Constitution, to guarantee Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians a say on laws and policies made about Indigenous affairs. Before the incorrect assumptions and misrepresentations begin, let me break the proposal down. I'll start with the big one: why should any group have 'special treatment'? Why should blackfellas have a voice to Parliament?
At a leafy municipal park 35 kilometres east of downtown Montreal, the future of Canadian tennis has gathered to lash tennis balls toward one another at alarming velocity. While some of the finest professional women's tennis players in the world show their wares at Stade Uniprix in north-end Montreal, the country's up-and-comers have taken over a quartet of hard-courts for the late stages of the Canadian under-16 national championships.
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".