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RMIT ABC Fact Check unit

Was the Hawks-Giants game the first AFL match played in snow?

Was the Hawks-Giants game the first AFL match played in snow?

A recent match saw snow appear as a surprise guest. But it wasn't the first time the game has been disrupted.

Do unis continue to lower the standards for teaching degrees?

Do unis continue to lower the standards for teaching degrees?

Was Labor's Tanya Plibersek correct when she claimed that "marks to get into teaching are getting lower + lower"?

Are more than 90% of Newstart recipients receiving other benefits?

Are more than 90% of Newstart recipients receiving other benefits?

Josh Frydenberg has said '[over 90% of] people who receive Newstart also receive other payments like the parenting payment, or rental assistance'. This claim is not the full story.

Have social housing levels fallen to historic lows?

Have social housing levels fallen to historic lows?

Chief executive of advocacy group National Shelter, Adrian Pisarski said social housing levels in Australia dropped from a high of 7.1% in 1991 to a low of 4.2%. Is he correct?

The Coalition wants you to believe the force is strong in the economy, but is it?

The Coalition wants you to believe the force is strong in the economy, but is it?

During the election campaign, a tweet by the Liberal Party suggested Australia's record-breaking economic expansion will continue — are they correct?

Is economic growth the lowest it's been since the global financial crisis?

Is economic growth the lowest it's been since the global financial crisis?

Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers claimed the rate of economic growth has fallen to the lowest level since the global financial crisis. Is he correct?

Is Australia's population growth mostly driven by migration?

Is Australia's population growth mostly driven by migration?

Was Pauline Hanson correct in saying most of Australia's population growth comes from immigration? And is mass migration essential to the Morrison government's budget?

Does Australia have one of the least generous paid parental leave schemes in the OECD?

Does Australia have one of the least generous paid parental leave schemes in the OECD?

Advocacy group Parents At Work says Australia has one of the least generous paid parental leave schemes in the OECD. Is that right?

How many Australians are affected by homelessness?

How many Australians are affected by homelessness?

Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services Luke Howarth has made a number of claims about homelessness in Australia. How do they measure up?

Are there really 54,000 people employed in thermal coal mining?

Are there really 54,000 people employed in thermal coal mining?

National Party Deputy Leader Bridget McKenzie says there are here 54,000 people employed in the thermal coal mining industry. Is she right?