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RMIT ABC Fact Check unit

Everyone's arguing about asylum seekers coming by plane. Here are the facts. 

Everyone's arguing about asylum seekers coming by plane. Here are the facts. 

Labor's Kristina Keneally has been blaming the Coalition for the surge in the number of asylum seekers arriving by plane. Does her accusation hold water?

Is Australia the only first-world colonialist nation lacking Indigenous recognition?

Is Australia the only first-world colonialist nation lacking Indigenous recognition?

Labor's Linda Burney has said that Australia is the only first world nation with a colonial history that doesn't recognise first people in its constitution. Does the claim hold up?

Do the Nationals really represent the poorest Australian electorates?

Do the Nationals really represent the poorest Australian electorates?

Barnaby Joyce has claimed that the Nationals' electorates are Australia's poorest. Is he correct?

Are the rules of confession really not mentioned in the Bible?

Are the rules of confession really not mentioned in the Bible?

Catholic priest Father Kevin Dillon AM says the rules of confession aren't written in scripture. Is he correct?

Is the NSW abortion bill really the most 'radical' in the country?

Is the NSW abortion bill really the most 'radical' in the country?

The NSW abortion bill has been derided by opponents as "radical". How does it stand against the rest of the country?

Morrison and the misleading claim of the 'emissions deficit'

Morrison and the misleading claim of the 'emissions deficit'

The bottom line is that when it comes to achieving Australia's 2020 Kyoto target, the Coalition actually 'inherited' a relatively strong position from Labor.

Are renewables really cheaper than coal and nuclear?

Are renewables really cheaper than coal and nuclear?

Former PM Malcolm Turnbull says that renewables plus storage is cheaper than coal and nuclear for new power generation. Does the claim stack up?

Are religious Australians really lacking protection from discrimination?

Are religious Australians really lacking protection from discrimination?

Liberal backbencher Trent Zimmerman said that Australia lacks protections for religious people. Is he correct?

Have abortions after 20 weeks increased 39% in Victoria post-decriminalisation?

Have abortions after 20 weeks increased 39% in Victoria post-decriminalisation?

Academics from the University of Adelaide Law School are using this statistic to criticise a provision in The Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill — but are they right?

Have landowners really been dispossessed by the Mabo decision?

Have landowners really been dispossessed by the Mabo decision?

Pauline Hanson has claimed that 'a lot of people have been dispossessed of their lands in Australia' because of the Mabo decision. Does that hold any water?