Down among the pho joints, butcher shops and Asian supermarkets of Victoria Street in Richmond, there's a new hot topic of conversation: same-sex marriage. Attitudes towards the debate on Melbourne's lively Vietnamese strip are said to be mixed. The schism is most typically found on religious and generational lines. Generally, the older Catholic traders hold the traditional view, that marriage is between a man and a woman. For the second generation, it's different.
A local scout leader has resigned after sending an email to shocked parents telling them to vote 'no' in the upcoming same-sex marriage postal survey. Fred Merlo, leader of the Kilmore scout group in central Victoria, sent the email to about 50 families, telling them that changing the Marriage Act would have significant consequences for children. "The biological family benefits society," said the email, obtained by radio station 3AW.
A tradie has had his ute stolen after he was hit on the back of a head at a worksite, prompting a wild police chase. The violent robbery took place at about 4pm on Carlisle Street in Balaclava when the offender struck electrician Frank Ascenzo on the head and then took off in the work ute. Mr Ascenzo said he was closing the door on his vehicle when he found himself suddenly on the ground. "I must have been knocked out. I got up and saw the car driving away," he told radio station 3AW.
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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".