AAP FactCheck Articles

Are NSW public schools overcrowded and relying on demountable classrooms because of a failure to build permanent structures?

“Demountables are only supposed to be used temporarily but the Liberals have been piling them into schools to try to manage severe overcrowding. They failed to build new bricks and mortar classrooms for eight long years.”

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Are big energy companies enjoying a run of record profits as customers struggle to pay power bills?

The profits being reported by big power companies have prompted federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor to renew his push for greater protections for electricity consumers.

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Is Australia really meeting its Kyoto and Paris targets for carbon emission reductions?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia has met, and will continue to meet, carbon emissions reduction targets identified within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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Are psychotropic drugs becoming the preferred method of restraining nursing home residents?

An increase in the long-term use of antipsychotic drugs to control nursing home residents – revealed in a submission to the upcoming Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality – is systemic and masking true health issues, Council on the Ageing CEO Ian Yates says.

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Will WA rock lobster be cheaper if the state government increases domestic supply?

The price of West Australian rock lobster is set to fall (at 13min 30sec) according to WA Premier Mark McGowan thanks to his government’s plan to increase the commercial catch and quarantine a percentage for the domestic market.

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Will a national public register of child sex offenders have a strong deterrent effect on pedophiles?

A publicly-accessible national register of child sex offenders would act as a deterrent to pedophiles, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has said while urging all states and territories to get behind the scheme.

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Do a quarter of all Australian children live with violence?

In lobbying the federal government to cement ongoing funding for programs reducing domestic violence, White Ribbon Foundation in Australia co-founder Libby Lloyd said one in four Australian children are enduring violence.

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Do eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness?

When the federal government significantly expanded the medicare-funded treatments available to people suffering eating disorders, support group The Butterfly Foundation welcomed the move, pointing out that eating disorders claimed more lives than any other psychiatric illness.

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Does the road toll cost Australians $30 billion per year?

In lobbying for a new $200 on-the-spot fine for pedestrians who are distracted while crossing roads, the Pedestrian Council of Australia (PCA) told news.com.au the road toll costs Australians $30 billion each year.

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