In announcing plans for voluntary postal vote, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said all Australians will have their say on same-sex marriage. But that's not necessarily the case. Hack answers the big questions on how the postal vote will work, and what happens next. If you've ever copped a fine for forgetting to vote at a state or federal election, you'll know that voting is compulsory. It's run through the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), who collect your details for the electoral roll.
It was still illegal for gay men to have sex when Alexander Beveridge, known as Sandy, was coming out to his friends and family. Back then, in the 1970s and 80s, the idea of one day tying the knot seemed impossible. "I never thought about getting married ever before," Sandy told Hack. Two and a half years ago he met Robert Jervies through mutual friends, and suddenly, the idea of getting married wasn't so remote. "When we started talking about it in March, it just felt right," Sandy said.
There's no housing crisis in Australia because people can afford to buy properties in regional centres, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said. "There's no housing crisis in Australia. I mean, there's no housing crisis in Rockhampton. A couple or a single person, can go in and buy a house and pay it off in their lifetime and that's a pretty good outcome," he told reporters on Thursday.
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".