They probably thought they had the Midas touch. A trio of gold dealers suspected of running a racket purchasing stolen jewellery from criminals linked to violent robberies and burglaries around Melbourne had a system to keep their scheme off the books. Sometimes the discussion would take place over Snapchat or via text message. When ready to sell, the crooks would go up to the 11th floor of the Collins Street building to fence the precious ornaments they had pinched.
It was fitting that Melbourne chose to mark history at one of its its grandest cultural institutions. Thousands came together on Wednesday to sit on the lawn and stand on the steps outside the State Library, among the statues of Joan of Arc and St George, and hear what the people had to say. As the ABC feed blared out across the crowd just after 10am, the tension was unbearable. It didn't help that the sound was breaking up. Some held hands, others couldn't look.
Steve Lowe always thought Peter Clarke would propose to him one day, he just didn't think it would be today. The St Kilda East couple attended the 'yes' campaign event together at Melbourne's State Library to hear the postal survey result before walking down to a laneway bar for a celebratory drink. While they were waiting outside, Peter got down on one knee and asked Steve to marry him. Steve didn't hesitate, he said yes straight away. "I was just shocked, I was overwhelmed.
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".