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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?

Is the Snowy Mountains Scheme the achievement of the Coalition or Labor?

Is the Snowy Mountains Scheme the achievement of the Coalition or Labor?

Both Labor and the Coalition have tried to take credit for the Snowy Mountain Scheme. Which party is right?

Everyone's arguing about asylum seekers coming by plane. Here are the facts. 

Everyone's arguing about asylum seekers coming by plane. Here are the facts. 

Labor's Kristina Keneally has been blaming the Coalition for the surge in the number of asylum seekers arriving by plane. Does her accusation hold water?

Is Australia the only first-world colonialist nation lacking Indigenous recognition?

Is Australia the only first-world colonialist nation lacking Indigenous recognition?

Labor's Linda Burney has said that Australia is the only first world nation with a colonial history that doesn't recognise first people in its constitution. Does the claim hold up?

Do the Nationals really represent the poorest Australian electorates?

Do the Nationals really represent the poorest Australian electorates?

Barnaby Joyce has claimed that the Nationals' electorates are Australia's poorest. Is he correct?

Are the rules of confession really not mentioned in the Bible?

Are the rules of confession really not mentioned in the Bible?

Catholic priest Father Kevin Dillon AM says the rules of confession aren't written in scripture. Is he correct?