THIS week saw the release of the Property Council’s latest survey tracking business confidence within the sector. It included some good news for WA, with evidence continuing to mount that the mining downturn is coming to an end. Over a 12-month period, confidence in the State has continued to build, accelerating in the last quarter. But there was no good news for the Federal Government in the sentiments being tracked.
WHEN Treasurer Scott Morrison declared last month he would take up the cudgels to defend Christianity from “mocking”, few other declarations better summed up the state of modern politics. I hardly know where to start. The Liberal Party, including Morrison, have been staunch defenders of so-called “free speech”, using this argument to seek amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act. They don’t like section 18C which prevents vilifying someone based on race.
PREDICTING what does and doesn’t happen in modern politics is fraught with danger. But you’ve got to be in it to win it. Here are my best guesses on what 2018 holds for WA politicians in Canberra as well as in State Parliament. Federally, what happens in the west will be electorally important to the Government, and at the State level the new Labor Government will want to press home its advantage. 1.
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".