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RMIT ABC Fact Check unit

No, minister, 250 people haven't been charged with arson

No, minister, 250 people haven't been charged with arson

In the context of the current bushfire crisis, there is simply no evidence that arson was responsible.

Are there really more full-time baristas than coal miners?

Are there really more full-time baristas than coal miners?

A popular social media post suggests that flat whites are a bigger jobs producer than coal. But does it stack up?

This is the group most likely to be misidentified by facial recognition

This is the group most likely to be misidentified by facial recognition

Is facial recognition technology worse at identifying darker-skinned faces than lighter ones?

Have more than 1 billion animals died this bushfire season?

Have more than 1 billion animals died this bushfire season?

There have been many numbers thrown around about animal deaths this summer. Here are the facts.

Blaming arsonists? All the evidence points to a smokescreen

Blaming arsonists? All the evidence points to a smokescreen

Is arson primarily to blame for the bushfire crisis? Let's take a look at the evidence.

Is the NSW firefighting budget really facing a $40 million cut?

Is the NSW firefighting budget really facing a $40 million cut?

NSW Labor leader Jodi McKay has said Fire and Rescue NSW and the Rural Fire Service are facing "a cut that will mean fewer people on the ground to fight fires". Is she correct?

Is the CFMMEU the most unlawful organisation in the history of Australia's industrial laws?

Is the CFMMEU the most unlawful organisation in the history of Australia's industrial laws?

Attorney-General Christian Porter has claimed that this is the case. Is he correct?

Do exports push Australia's greenhouse gas emissions to more than 5% of global totals?

Do exports push Australia's greenhouse gas emissions to more than 5% of global totals?

IT entrepreneur and outspoken climate change commentator Mike Cannon-Brookes claims this is the case – is he right?

Were Queensland fire danger indices historically high for early September?

Were Queensland fire danger indices historically high for early September?

The Inspector for Queensland Fire and Emergency has said we have never "in recorded history" seen such extreme fire danger ratings at this time of year. Is he right?

Have emissions really fallen since 2005?

Have emissions really fallen since 2005?

Liberal backbencher Katie Allen claims that emissions in Australia have fallen since 2005, and that they're the lowest they've ever been. Is she correct?