A "toxic" culture of cover up at the South Australian government-run Oakden nursing home was responsible for the failure to identify years of abuse of elderly patients with dementia, according to state and federal public servants. The senior SA Health official responsible for the facility, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network chief executive Jackie Hanson, today fronted a public Senate inquiry into aged care accreditation standards, prompted by the abuse.
Many of us feel powerless looking at our power bills. In South Australia this is no surprise. In July, the average household was slugged with price rises of up to 20 per cent. The southern state has the nation's highest household power prices and, depending on who you believe, perhaps the highest prices in the world. How did it come to this? That question has been on the mind of Jamie Young, a mechanical engineer from Adelaide's northern suburbs.
The South Australian Government will beef up its proposed tax on foreign buyers of houses in order to fill part of a $370 million blackhole left by the failure of its levy on the major banks. The Foreign Investor Surcharge — first proposed in the state budget — will be lifted from 4 to 7 per cent of the value of a home, raising an additional $36.6 million over the next four years. The higher rate is in line with the surcharge imposed on foreign investors in Victoria.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".