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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.

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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?

Clive Palmer. (Image: AAP/Dan Peled)

Fact checking Clive Palmer's hydroxychloroquine claims

Billionaire businessman Clive Palmer has taken out ads in major newspapers spruiking hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment.

(Image: RMIT ABC Fact Check)

Scrub away, hand sanitiser is unlikely to harm your pets

RMIT ABC Fact Check debunks the latest coronavirus misinformation.

Alexander Downer. (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Is it illegal under the constitution for a state to close its borders to other Australians?

As states closed their borders to stop the spread of COVID-19, claims surfaced that it might be illegal under the consitution.

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How does Singapore's virus response really stack up?

Singapore has been praised for its COVID-19 containment plan. But with local transmissions rising, some are now questioning its approach.

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Is Australia really turning a corner in the fight against COVID-19?

Scott Morrison says that the virus' spread is slowing. But as the raw data shows, it's much more complicated than that.

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Ibuprofen, furry friends and a COVID-19 vaccine debunked

Communications have been swirling around the internet, claiming ibuprofen has been shown to be unsafe for COVID-19 patients. But the messages are not from who they say they are.