The Greens

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Fact Check: Would paying people smugglers to turn back boats be illegal?

Greens leader Richard Di Natale says if the Abbott Government paid people smugglers to turn boats back to Indonesia it would have been a breach of domestic and international law.
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Fact Check: Would a vote among under 30s possibly deliver a Greens PM?

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale claims identity politics is breaking down and that a vote among people under the age of 30 could deliver a Greens prime minister.
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Fact Check: Science, research and innovation spending cut to 'historic low'

Greens deputy leader Adam Bandt claims the Federal Government has cut spending on science, research and innovation to a "historic low".
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Fact Check: Is the Government's plan to charge interest on existing student loans a broken contract?

Greens Higher Education spokeswoman Lee Rhiannon claims the Government's plan to charge interest of up to 6 per cent on student debts amounts to a broken contract.
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Fact Check: Is the Coalition's new spending on climate change worth just four weeks of keeping Christmas Island open?

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale claims the Morrison government is spending "almost as much to keep Christmas Island open in the previous four weeks as they will spend in new money over the next four years on climate change."
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Fact Check: Is Queensland clearing land as fast as Brazil?

The Queensland Greens' website claims land clearing in Queensland is on par with Brazil, with more than 1 million hectares of native bush and forest being cleared over the last four years
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Fact Check: Housing is an election issue for the NSW Greens, but is homelessness up 30 per cent as they say?

Arguing there is a "housing crisis" in the state, NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge claims that homelessness in NSW "has jumped by more than 30 per cent in five years".
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Fact Check: Have removal rates of Indigenous children increased 400 per cent since 2008?

Former Victorian Greens MP Lidia Thorpe claims that the rate of removal of Indigenous children has increased five-fold over the decade to 2018.
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Fact Check: Greens' claims over Ferguson lobbying are in the ballpark

Australian Greens' leader Christine Milne says former federal resources and energy minister Martin Ferguson's new jobs as group executive of natural resources for Seven Group Holdings and as chair to a petroleum industry advisory board, make a mockery of
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Fact Check: Greens Senator Scott Ludlam exaggerates rent increases

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam claims rental prices have doubled across the country and tripled in the ACT, Queensland and WA since 2000.