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Senator for Queensland Matt Canavan (Image: ABC News/Matt Roberts)

Matt Canavan says government doesn't subsidise Australia's fossil-fuel industries. Is he correct?

The LNP senator rejects the notion the government subsidises 'fossil-fuel extraction and production of energy'. Here's what the research says.

Paul Fletcher says ABC funding is rising each year. Is he correct?

The communications minister has dismissed allegations of cuts to the budget of the national broadcaster. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates...

Forced testing and underwear removal in WA schools? Here are the facts

Despite a popular post on social media stating otherwise, there is no legislation known as the COVID-19 emergency powers act in WA.

Population Minister Alan Tudge

Does Australia's migration system prioritise Australian workers? To find out, we need to look beyond temporary skilled visas

Federal Population Minister Alan Tudge says the government has been "very, very careful" to prioritise Australians and Australian jobs through the visa system. But is that really the full story?

Does Victoria or NSW have the highest COVID-19 testing rate in the world?

The states have been bickering over who's doing the best job of controlling the pandemic. Here are the facts.

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge

Has the government prioritised Australian workers as Alan Tudge says?

Things aren't as black and white as the minister for population, cities and urban infrastructure seems to think.

Clive Palmer speaks to the media about hydroxychloroquine. (Image: AAP/Dan Peled)

Did hydroxychloroquine contribute to Australia's low COVID-19 death rate?

Clive Palmer claims that hydroxychloroquine has contributed to Australia's low COVID-19 death rate. But has it?

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud. (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Does Australia have the highest food security in the world?

Agriculture Minister David LIttleproud says Australia has the best food security in the world. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.

Australian Council of Social Service CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie. (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

What does being unemployed do for your chances of ever working again?

The Australian Council of Social Service says being unemployed nearly halves your chances of ever working again. The RMIT ABC Fact Check unit investigates.

(Image: ABC News/Ian Cutmore)

Is Australia really doing better than New Zealand in the fight against COVID-19?

Scott Morrison claimed that Australia is doing better than New Zealand despite imposing a less extreme lockdown. Is he right?