AAP FactCheck Articles

PM on shaky foundations with claim about policy for first home buyers

Scott Morrison has attempted to play down fears over his super-for-housing scheme.

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Treasurer exaggerates scale of renewable energy boom

Josh Frydenberg claims government plans helped drive tens of billions of dollars in investment in the sector.

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Social media posts about MP's travel expenses come up short

Long-running but false claims that David Littleproud spent $22,000 of taxpayers' money on a 84km trip have resurfaced.

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Claims of a WHO globalist takeover are out of this world

A post claims proposed amendments would give the UN health agency power over governments to impose lockdowns.

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Nutty news spread about knives in Nutella

An Australian man's TikTok video claims jars of the famous confectionary spread conceal a secret implement.

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Has Scott Morrison's salary gone from $140,000 to $550,000 in a decade?

The PM's earnings as an MP and minister have been put in the spotlight amid an election focus on low wage growth.

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Bandt misleads with claim minimum wage earners will pay the same tax rate as CEOs

The Greens leader makes the assertion while pointing to the coalition and Labor's support of tax system changes.

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Long list of Australian taxes short on sense

It's said that nothing is certain in life except death and taxes but a meme's lengthy list of Australian taxes is filled with uncertainty.

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Near net zero truth in Wilson's climate bill claim

A Liberal MP's attack on Zali Steggall's proposed bill glosses over some important details.

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Did the budget really include zero funding for a federal ICAC?

'Teal' independent Monique Ryan made the claim during a televised debate with local rival Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

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Radiation link to low phone battery lacks power

A low battery level causes a dangerously high spike in radiation emitted from the device, a post claims.

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Claim Victorians will be banned from growing food a load of crop

The viral social media claim has spread beyond Australia and even reached parts of Europe.

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Horse statue 'hoof code' doesn't stand up

A social media post says military equestrian statues contain secret signals to explain the rider's fate in battle.

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Experts rubbish senator's deadly vaccine claim

A politician has argued official death statistics prove COVID jabs have killed 'thousands' of Australians.

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Big Pharma funding WHO claim is a huge furphy

Anti-vaccine activists claim pharmaceutical companies control the UN health agency.

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Newcastle weather station an unreliable measure for One Nation no warming claim

Pauline Hanson's party points to data from Nobbys Signal Station as purported evidence.

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Algae plan to make coal-fired power C02 free is not feasible

Federal MP Bob Katter believes Australia's coal-burning energy plants can go green by storing all their carbon emissions in algae ponds.

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PM cherry-picks figures in first-home buyers pitch

Scott Morrison's comparison with Labor's record fails to account for all the data.

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Phrase origins linked to burials is dead wrong

A social media post claims some common phrases have macabre origins but experts say they are a creative interpretation.

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Is Boris Johnson really 'pausing' the UK's net zero pledge?

Nationals senator Matt Canavan - a critic of his own party's emissions policy - made the claim in a widely reported interview.

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