In the event you’ve been watching the citizenship debate in Canberra with a certain degree of bemusement, wondering precisely what problem the Turnbull government is trying to fix, let’s turn the microphone over to the immigration minister, Peter Dutton. Dutton spoke to the Sydney radio host Ray Hadley on Thursday, as he does every week. Ray wanted to know how people who couldn’t speak “the lingo” were able to get their driver’s licence. The test is offered in languages other than English.
Federal parliamentarians will get a pay rise of 2% from next week at the same time as a tax cut for high-income earners kicks in with the abolition of the deficit levy. The remuneration tribunal said on Thursday it had made a determination to boost remuneration by 2% for public offices in its jurisdiction with effect from 1 July 2017. The ruling, which will be controversial during a time of low wages growth, follows a 2.4% increase granted in July 2013 and a further 2% in January 2016.
Australians are following politicians on social media in increasing numbers because of dissatisfaction with mainstream media coverage of politics – but politicians are largely preaching to the converted when they self-publish on the web. A new annual digital news media report from the University of Canberra indicates that 65% of people following politicians on social media are motivated by concerns about the accuracy and fairness of political coverage.
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".