It could have been any barbecue on the beach, except for the oversupply of Australian flags and racist slursAs the group of around 50 patriots hoisted their Australian flags into the sky for a group photo, they all joined in for a full-throated "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi". Big smiles for the camera. But as the cheers died down, a voice piped up with some racist abuse. To chuckles from the crowd, the voice added: "What? We were all thinking it."
Hundreds of people have gathered outside Parliament House for an "invasion day" march amid rising tensions in Melbourne and with police promising a "zero tolerance" approach to any violent behaviour. Protesters will march from Parliament down Bourke Street and along Swanston Street before reaching Flinders Street Station, just after the official Australia Day parade comes to an end. Many of the marchers have dressed in black to symbolise the mourning felt by the Indigenous community.
More than a dozen people still carrying the mental and physical scars of the Bourke Street tragedy have been unable to return to work a year on. Nearly $5 million has been paid to victims by government agencies, on top of the $1.5 million raised by the public. A year ago on Saturday, a car mowed down dozens of pedestrians in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, killing six people and leaving many more injured physically and psychologically.
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".