The fact that the British government has just announced £340 million ($594 million) in new funding to accelerate the rollout of electric cars should be a wake-up call to a far more car-dependent nation like Australia.That chunk of its 2017-18 budget, converted into our currency and adjusted for Australia’s lower population, would be about $200 million – can you imagine Canberra signing off on that kind of boost for electric vehicles?British chancellor Philip Hammond is spending £200 million...
It’s been a confusing week for tax policy, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull rashly promising he can cut income taxes for middle Australia without derailing the return-to-surplus laid in the May budget.Labor accused the PM of sending mixed signals, because they have been calling from the opposition benches for the government to scrap an effective increase in income taxes via the 0.5 percentage point increase in the Medicare levy.So taxes down and up at the same time.While details of the...
One of the common questions asked by 30- to 40-year-olds is ‘should I borrow a huge sum of money to buy a house?’.The answer depends to an extent on the buyer and the area, but all borrowers face growing risks – especially upward pressure on interest rates from abroad and falling dwelling prices in some areas.Awareness of those risks seems to be growing very slowly, however.In a speech in Sydney on Monday, Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority chairman Wayne Byers warned that despite...
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".