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How do I create complex queries for topics?

You can create more complex query searches on topics by using the following search term operators when entering your topic term:

Hash: (#) e.g. grant#
By placing a hash at the end of a topic term, you will receive media releases that contain that term as well as any releases that contain a recognised variation, such as a plural or adjective form of the term (even if that form alters the spelling of the core term). For example, if you would like to receive media alerts relating to grants enter grant# into the topic box.

Asterisk: (*) e.g. *tax*
By placing an asterisk(s) before and/or after a topic term, you will receive media releases that contain that term as well as any releases that contain that term as part of a larger word. For example, if you would like to receive media alerts relating to e-tax or taxes or taxation, you would enter *tax* into the topic box.

Minus sign: (-) e.g. foreign -affairs
By placing a minus sign in front of a topic word, media releases that contain the word before the minus sign will be returned but not in conjunction with the word following the minus sign. For example, if you were to type in foreign -affairs, media releases containing the word foreign will be returned but not those that contain the term foreign affairs.

Back quotes: (`) e.g. `mental health funding`
By placing words between back quotes, media releases that contain all of the words in any order within 15 words of each other will be returned. For example, if you would like to receive media alerts relating to funding for mental health, you would enter `mental health funding` into the topic box.

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