The recent decision to expand AHPRA powers has some doctors alarmed, fearing it will lead to more vexatious complaints and enable regulatory overreach. Most controversial is the amendment which allows the regulator to take immediate action against a doctor or other health professional if it is in the “public interest”, rather than if they pose a “serious risk” to public health or safety which previously was the only justification for action.
When Sandy Jeffs walked into Larundel Psychiatric Hospital she was sick. She was suffering the delusions of schizophrenia and losing touch with reality. But what should have been a place of healing instead became one of sexual harassment and persecution. One time, Jeffs was stalked by another patient, a man while in a hospital ward. She was unable to escape from the locked ward, but the nurses didn’t believe her when she reported it, instead blaming it on a delusion.
Rod Costin paid the thousand dollars after he saw an advertisement in a Queensland newspaper promising to fix his symptons that were likely caused by low testosterone. The entire program was $6000 all up, but if he paid the $1000 deposit that day it would only cost $4000, and it seemed worth it given what was being promised.
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".