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RMIT ABC Fact Check unit

Are there really only 130 non-Chinese Australians who can speak Mandarin fluently?

Are there really only 130 non-Chinese Australians who can speak Mandarin fluently?

Chris Bowen claims that there are only 130 Australians of non-Chinese background proficient in Mandarin. Is he correct?

Is Victoria spending more on infrastructure than the entire Commonwealth?

Is Victoria spending more on infrastructure than the entire Commonwealth?

Treasurer Tim Pallas said the State Government was spending more money on Victorian infrastructure than the Morrison Government was planning to spend across the entire nation over the next decade. Is he correct?

The Bradfield Scheme is supposed to alleviate drought. So why has it been rejected so many times?

The Bradfield Scheme is supposed to alleviate drought. So why has it been rejected so many times?

This is not the first time that Bradfield's complex hydraulic plan has been drawn into the political debate; that the scheme could ensure water security is a myth that refuses to die.

Does Scott Morrison's cabinet really have a record number of women?

Does Scott Morrison's cabinet really have a record number of women?

Is Scott Morrison's claim that his new ministry fields the greatest number of women of any government true?

Do a quarter of impoverished people work full time?

Do a quarter of impoverished people work full time?

Was Greens MP Adam Bandt correct when he tweeted that one in four people living in poverty work full time?

Fact checking Di Natale's claim about the Coalition's spending on climate change

Fact checking Di Natale's claim about the Coalition's spending on climate change

Richard Di Natale's claim ignores ongoing spending on climate change.

Frydenberg perpetuates misleading claim about Labor's franking credit policy

Frydenberg perpetuates misleading claim about Labor's franking credit policy

It's now become an official "Fact Check Zombie", a misleading claim that refuses to die.

Has the minimum wage been growing at a faster rate than inflation?

Has the minimum wage been growing at a faster rate than inflation?

Josh Frydenberg told the ABC's Q&A that the minimum wage has been growing at a faster rate than inflation and the average wage. Is he correct?

Fact checking key claims of the 2019 leaders' debate

Fact checking key claims of the 2019 leaders' debate

Both Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten made some bold claims during the most recent leaders' debate. So, which ones actually check out?