Has there ever been policies aimed at singles during an election?
If you’re single, are the major parties ever likely to give you any policy goodies? Comedienne Magda Szubanski thought not. OUR VERDICT: Broadly correct.
The Greens' leader Christine Milne speaking at the National Press Club, 4 September.
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Questioning the push to increase coal seam gas production, the Greens’ leader said she is yet to see evidence of local supply problems. OUR VERDICT: Milne is right for most of Australia – but not NSW.
Foreign companies are interested in Australian farm land – but are our rules as protective as those in other countries?
The Prime Minister says other countries are just as protective as we are when it comes to foreign investment. But is he right? OUR VERDICT: Rudd is broadly correct.
Workers install a fibre optic cable for the government’s National Broadband Network (NBN).
We’ve all heard that the NBN is going to be delayed, but is it really going to take 20 years to roll-out? OUR VERDICT: It’s unlikely to take that long.
Kevin Rudd rebukes Pastor Matt Prater on the issue of gay marriage. View the segment here.
The prime minister was passionate in his support for gay marriage on Monday night, but he is right that people are “born gay”? OUR VERDICT: Based on current scientific evidence, he’s…
Independent public schools are a highly charged issue in education circles – but do they get results?
The Coalition says the key to improving education outcomes is to make public schools more like private ones. OUR VERDICT: There’s no solid evidence to support the claim.
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Bulk-billing may be at historic highs now, but is the health minister right about the Opposition leader’s record? OUR VERDICT: The statement is misleading.
An aerial view of the Cononaco River in the Ecuadorian Amazon, with a huge emergent Ceiba tree in the foreground.
The Opposition environment spokesman says global rainforests are the key to fast climate action. OUR VERDICT: Rainforests are vital, but Hunt is incorrect.
The Liberals say we need to spend more on Defence. But are we really spending as little of our GDP as we were 75 years ago? OUR VERDICT: It’s true - but comparisons can be misleading.
What is the poverty rate, and are more people poor?
AAP Image/Jenny Evans
Cost of living has been a big issue this campaign but is poverty on the rise in Australia? OUR VERDICT: It all depends how you measure it.
Catch up on ABC’s Q&A program from Monday night.
The Minister for Employment strongly defended the government’s labour record this week. OUR VERDICT: Shorten’s claims are broadly correct.