The Liberals have pledged $140 million for palliative care to give dying Victorians what they say is a "genuine choice" to stay at home or remain in hospital ahead of the looming conscience vote on euthanasia. The money, to be given over four years, will provide more doctors and nurses for those receiving palliative care in the community, especially in rural and regional Victoria.
When Joseph Sieh was born, the Liberian Civil War was at its height, and he was sent far from the refugee camp to live in Nigeria with relatives. It was only when he was nine that he realised that the woman he called his mother was actually his aunt and that the woman who would pop by occasionally was, in fact, his real mother and she was taking him to start their lives as refugees in Australia. But being the only African in his class in suburban Perth wasn't easy.
A professional athlete has died after losing control of his bicycle while competing in the Victorian Masters Road Championship, south-east of Melbourne on Sunday. It is believed the cyclist, who was aged in his 50s, died at the scene after being hit by a 4WD travelling in the opposite direction at Yannathan. Police were told the male cyclist was part of a racing group travelling along Thwaites Road just before 1.30pm.
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".