Liberal Party of Australia

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Fact Check: Tony Abbott says Victoria's coronavirus lockdown is the most severe tried in the world outside Wuhan. Is he correct?

Former prime minister Tony Abbott labelled Victoria a "health dictatorship" and called for its COVID-19 restrictions to be eased, claiming the state responded to its second wave of coronavirus infections with "the most severe lockdown tried anywhere in the world outside of Wuhan". Verdict: Mr...
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Fact Check: Would a delay in ACT same-sex marriage avoid leaving couples in limbo?

Federal Attorney-General George Brandis has asked the ACT Government not to give effect to its new laws until their constitutional validity is determined by the High Court.
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Fact Check: Will removing poker machines from Tasmanian pubs and clubs cost thousands of jobs?

Liberal Treasurer Peter Gutwein claims the impact of taking poker machines out of pubs and clubs would cost thousands of jobs.
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Fact Check: Will the budget be $13.8 billion better off if the mining tax is scrapped?

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann claims scrapping the mining tax would improve the budget position by $13.8 billion.
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Fact Check: Will the medevac bill allow healthy refugees on Nauru and Manus to come to Australia?

Immigration Minister David Coleman has criticised the so-called "medevac bill", claiming the legislation requires a "very, very low threshold" for bringing refugees and asylum seekers to Australia from Manus Island and Nauru.
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Fact Check: Will the move to make codeine prescription-only save 100 lives a year?

Health Minister Greg Hunt claims advice from the Therapeutic Goods Administration states that up to 100 lives a year could be saved by making codeine products prescription-only. But the NSW Pharmacy Guild says there's no evidence to support this.
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Fact Check: Will one in three Australian babies live to 100 as Treasurer Joe Hockey says?

Treasurer Joe Hockey is arguing for an increase in Australia's pension age to 70, saying one in three babies born today is likely to live to 100.
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Fact Check: Will Australia's refugee intake in 2015-16 be the highest since WWII?

The Government has responded to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the Middle East by announcing Australia will take an additional 12,000 refugees fleeing Syria and Iraq in 2015-16, which Foreign Minister Julie Bishop claims amounts to the single larges
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Fact Check: Will Australian universities 'slide into mediocrity' without reform?

Education Minister Christopher Pyne claims that without deregulation Australia's universities will slide into mediocrity and be overtaken by Asian competitors.
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Fact Check: Will Labor's dividend imputation policy overwhelmingly affect the low paid?

The Morrison Government has argued Labor's controversial plan to scrap refundable franking credits on dividends from shares is unfair. Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert says the plan will overwhelmingly hit low and middle-income earners, claiming that 84