It's a pretty simple concept that some of corporate Australia is yet to grasp: companies that set and measure gender diversity targets are more gender diverse. A research report, released by The 30% Club, analysed ASX 200 companies' annual reports and found that the more comprehensive the reporting, the greater the percentage of female board members. The ASX 200 Director Snapshot, found that all ASX 200 companies with female chairwomen reported gender diversity results.
Shares in retirement village giant Aveo slumped on Monday following news Australia's consumer watchdog will launch an investigation into the company. Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman Rod Sims has said the agency will investigate some of the "more serious matters being raised" in relation to Aveo and that ASIC and state regulators would also need to get involved. The share price fell 5.4 per cent on Monday, closing at $2.64.
Individuals and small business taxpayers are still encountering ATO officials who take an "unnecessary, belligerent stance" when it comes to resolving disputes, one of Australia's largest accounting bodies, Chartered Accountants says. The complaints come as the ATO is also now delegating to team leaders to cut deals with taxpayers – and settle on lower amounts of cash than they initially issued tax bills for – where the settled amount is under $1 million, or $10 million in some cases.
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".