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South Australian leaders: Greens leader Mark Parnell, SA Best Leader Nick Xenophon, Liberal leader Steven Marshall and Premier Jay Weatherill. DAVID MARIUZ/AAP

The Conversation is fact checking the South Australian election — and we want to hear from you

The Conversation's FactCheck team will be in Adelaide for the next two weeks, working with academics to test politicians' claims against the evidence as South Australians prepare to vote on March 17.
Is Richard Di Natale correct in saying that Tasmanian women aren’t getting access safe termination services? AAP/David Crosling

FactCheck: do women in Tasmania have access to safe abortions?

In Hobart supporting the Tasmanian Greens ahead of the state election, Greens leader Richard Di Natale said 'in one of our states, women are not getting access to safe terminations'. Is that correct?
The CSIRO has provided new estimates of population sizes for White Sharks in Australian waters. Fiona Ayerst/Shutterstock

FactFile: the facts on shark bites and shark numbers

How many shark encounters have there been at your local beach? Explore our interactive map to see 20 years of incidents between humans and sharks in coastal waters around Australia.
The Conversation’s FactCheck team has collaborated with Q&A since 2015. ABC Q&A

To our FactCheck Q&A readers: thank you for sharing the facts in 2017

To all the Q&A viewers and Conversation readers who requested or shared a FactCheck Q&A in 2017: thank you. Here are a selection of your requests, and the responses from our expert FactCheck authors.
A curfew was introduced in Northbridge WA as part of a wider push aimed at protecting child welfare and making the suburb safer. kaex0r/flickr

FactCheck: did the Northbridge WA curfew see a ‘dramatic drop’ in crime?

Tim Nicholls said the introduction of a youth curfew in the WA suburb of Northbridge 'saw a dramatic drop in crime and a reduction in the anti-social behaviour of young people'. Is that right?
One Nation Queensland leader Steve Dickson, federal leader Pauline Hanson, and one of the party’s Queensland election candidates, Tracey Bell-Henselin. Facebook

FactCheck: are ‘up to 21 fathers’ dying by suicide every week?

One Nation Queensland leader Steve Dickson said 'up to 21 fathers' are taking their lives in Australia every week. Is that accurate?
This pamphlet, authorised by the Australian Conservatives, was received in a letter box in a Victorian suburb in September. Supplied

FactCheck: will Safe Schools be ‘mandatory’ if same-sex marriage is legalised?

'Vote No' campaign material distributed by the Australian Conservatives claims that if same-sex marriage is legalised, the Safe Schools program will be 'mandatory in schools'. We looked at the facts.

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