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Fact Check: Abbott splitting hairs on the difference between towing and turning back the boats
Prime Minister Tony Abbott claims there is a big between turning boats around in Australian waters and the Australian Navy towing them back to Indonesia.
Fact Check: Adam Bandt says that one in four people in poverty work full time. Is he correct?
In the lead up to the federal election, Greens MP Adam Bandt called for the minimum wage to be increased to a so-called "living wage", claiming that nearly one in four people in poverty worked full-time.
Fact Check: AFL the big winner from decade of investment in sporting infrastructure
Former Victorian premier and president of AFL club Hawthorn, Jeff Kennett, claims AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou secured hundreds of millions of dollars for ground upgrades, giving the game supremacy over other codes.
Fact Check: Amnesty International claim on 'shocking' Indigenous child incarceration rates checks out
Amnesty International secretary general Salil Shetty claims the rate at which Western Australia jails Indigenous children is higher than the rate black children in the US are incarcerated.
Fact Check: As International Women's Day rolls around again, what's changed for women in Australia?
Since International Women's Day in 2018, RMIT ABC Fact Check has investigated a slew of claims relating to women and their place in Australian society and politics. This article summarises the findings.
Fact Check: Fact checking key claims of the 2019 federal election leaders' debate
In leaders' debates held in the run up to federal elections, is the more persuasive leader also the more accurate? RMIT ABC Fact Check looked at some of the key claims made during the first leaders' debate of the 2019 federal election.
Fact Check: Is that a fact?! Fact checking the final leaders' debate of the 2019 federal election campaignFact checking the third leaders debate
RMIT ABC Fact Check looked at some of the key claims made during the third leaders' debate of the 2019 federal election.
Fact Check: Federal election 2019: RMIT ABC Fact Check runs the rule over Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten's second debate
RMIT ABC Fact Check looked at some of the key claims made during the second leaders' debate of the 2019 federal election.
Fact Check: Peter Dutton says 250 have been charged with arson. But the data tells a different story
Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton says a spike in arson offences was to blame for this season's devastating bushfires. But there is no evidence to show arson was even moderately responsible.
Fact Check: Should Australia's fossil fuel exports be counted in its share of global carbon emissions?
Some say Australia is doing its fair share to tackle climate change, given it accounts for just 1.3 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions. Depending on the accounting method, however, that number could be much higher.