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Fact Check: Ged Kearney says aged care operators do not have to account for how they spend their taxpayer funding. Is she correct?

Labor's Shadow Assistant Minister for Aged Care, Ged Kearney, claimed aged care operators did not have to account for how they spend taxpayer funding. Referring to the “whole aged care sector", she said $20 billion was handed over without proper accountability or transparency, and that...
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Fact Check: Bill Shorten says aged care is a Federal Government responsibility. Is he correct?

Former Labor Leader Bill Shorten accused the federal Coalition Government of being slow to prepare for the threat of COVID-19 in residential care facilities. As COVID-19 tore through nursing homes in Victoria, he argued aged care was "a federal responsibility", rather than one that fell...
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Fact Check: Would companies that paid no tax in 2015-16 be unable to benefit from a tax cut so as to invest more and help lift wages?

The Business Council of Australia promises to invest more in Australia if the Government's proposed corporate tax is passed, arguing this would lead to higher wages. But Labor Senator Murray Watt claims this promise can't be fulfilled
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Fact Check: Would losing the car industry cost more than maintaining it, as Kim Carr claims?

Opposition Industry Minister Kim Carr claims economic modelling shows it would cost more money to lose the car industry than it would to subsidise it.
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Fact Check: Will the ACT's marriage equality bill survive a High Court challenge?

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher claims the ACT's marriage equality laws can operate concurrently with the federal Marriage Act.
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Fact Check: Will the Government's new citizenship test demand a university-level standard of English?

Tony Burke, the Opposition spokesman for citizenship and multicultural Australia, claims a new language test proposed by the Government would demand the same level of English proficiency that is required for university admission — a standard too stringent
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Fact Check: Will $77 billion worth of Coalition tax cuts go to people on $180,000+?

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has claimed that, over a decade, $77 billion of the Government's tax package would go to the top three per cent of earners.
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Fact Check: What does the High Court think about dual nationality?

Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus claims that on the High Court's current interpretation, Nationals Senators Fiona Nash and Matt Canavan, as well as Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce would be ineligible to sit in Parliament.
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Fact Check: Was Labor's PNG refugee deal for one year only?

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd claims the 2013 Agreement with PNG for the processing and resettlement of asylum seekers was meant to be for one year only, but the Abbott/Turnbull governments have let it continue for longer.