National Party of Australia

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Nationals policy
The Nats
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Fact Check: Will Queensland's proposed abortion laws allow unrestricted access after 22 weeks?

Coalition senator for Queensland Matt Canavan claims that a bill proposing to decriminalise abortion in the state would allow unrestricted access to abortions after 22 weeks' gestation.
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Fact Check: Will Australia ever be the 'food bowl of Asia'?

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce tempers expectations that Australia can become the 'food bowl of Asia'.
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Fact Check: Where do Australians get illegal guns?

Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie claims most guns used in crime are illegally imported rather than coming from licensed owners.
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Fact Check: Warren Truss inflates the impact of GrainCorp's sale on ports

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss claims if the sale of GrainCorp proceeds international companies will control Australia's ports and handling facilities, and decisions will be made in foreign boardrooms.
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Fact Check: Is the proposed Shenhua Watermark coal mine located in the middle of Australia's best agricultural land?

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says the Shenhua Watermark coal mine on the Liverpool Plains in northern New South Wales will be located in the middle of Australia's best agricultural land.
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Fact Check: Is a person torn to pieces by a crocodile every three months in north Queensland?

Katter's Australian Party MP Bob Katter claims a person is "torn to pieces" every three months by a crocodile in north Queensland.
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Fact Check: Do the Nationals represent Australia's poorest electorates?

Deputy Nationals Leader Barnaby Joyce claims his party's constituents are Australia's poorest.
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Fact Check: Did Joh Bjelke-Petersen instigate the Fitzgerald inquiry?

Barnaby Joyce claims Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen brought about the Fitzgerald inquiry.
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Fact Check: Barnaby Joyce says the Nationals represent Australia's poorest electorates. Is he correct?

Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce claims that the Greens — followed by the Liberals, then Labor — represent Australia's richest people, while the Nationals look after the poorest.
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Fact Check: Barnaby Joyce said building the Bradfield Scheme to redirect water is the one thing Australia can do to reduce the effects of drought. Is he correct?

Former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce says "the one thing we can do" to reduce the effects of drought is introduce the Bradfield Scheme, an ambitious plan from the 1930s aimed at diverting floodwaters from the north of the country inland.