Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs Zed Seselja discusses faith in media on Q&A with fellow panellist Claire Wardle from First Draft, which targets misinformation.
On Q&A, government minister Zed Seselja remarked that surveys showed confidence in media has fallen globally. In Australia, he said, it has dropped lower than in the US. Is he right?
Facebook has said being a signatory to Poynter’s code of principles is a condition for being accepted as a third-party fact-checker on its network.
The Conversation's FactCheck has become the first fact-checking team in Australia and one of only two worldwide accredited by the International Fact-Checking Network at the US-based Poynter Institute.
Western Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan on the campaign trail.
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In the lead up to the state election, Western Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan said WA has the highest unemployment rate in Australia. Is that correct?
Actor and presenter Faustina Agolley speaking on Q&A.
On Q&A, panellist Faustina Agolley questioned whether there were laws protecting against revenge porn in Australia. As it turns out, it all depends on where you live.
Senator Jacqui Lambie, speaking on Q&A.
During a Q&A discussion about climate change, Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie said it was four degrees hotter 110,000 years ago. Is that right?
We build in extra checks and balances, including blind peer review by a second academic expert, additional scrutiny and editorial oversight.
Divided we fall.
We’re keen to collaborate with more Australian media organisations to help restore some of the trust we’ve all lost.
Jenny Macklin, shadow minister for families and social services, has attacked a Coalition proposal to raise the pension age.
Labor's Jenny Macklin said that under a Coalition proposal, Australia would have the highest pension age in the developed world. Is that right?
Scrutiny of the sources, evidence and bias behind our public figures’ statements is more important than ever.
In a time of slippery weasel words and 'alternative facts', we are delighted to see the return of the ABC fact-checking unit in collaboration with RMIT.
Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg speaking on Q&A.
Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said he thought that Victorians have never felt more unsafe, and that burglaries, assaults and murders are rising year-on-year. Is he right?
Shadow minister for education Tanya Plibersek said Australia is slightly below the international average on funding for schools.
Tanya Plibersek, shadow minister for education, told reporters recently that Australia is slightly below average when it comes to international funding for our schools. Is that right?
Was World Vision Australia chief advocate Tim Costello right to say that Australia’s foreign aid spending was at its highest under Menzies, at 0.5% of gross national income?
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We check the facts on how Australia's foreign aid spend has changed over time.
To find the data on Australia's aid generosity in the past, some detective work is required.
Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull government has ‘already had great success in terms of reducing the rate of price growth’.
The education minister says that under Labor there were child care price spikes of up to 14% over a 12 month period, but under the Coalition those have fallen to "around 6% on average". Is that right?
The Conversation published 29 FactChecks over the eight week federal election campaign.
Bald-faced lies are fairly rare in Australian politics but, in 2016, weasel-words and cherry-picking were common. Politicians and public figures are experts at disguising opinion and ideology as fact.
How does Australia’s economic growth shape up against the G7 countries?
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Ahead of the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, minister for defence industries Christopher Pyne said a lot of jobs were created in 2016 and Australia has the highest growth rate in the G7. Is that true?
Who got their facts right in 2016?
Chris Zissiadis, urbanlight photography
Who got it right and who got it wrong in 2016? Take The Conversation's 2016 FactCheck quiz to find out.
Was Liberal backbencher Craig Kelly right about the relative cost of electricity in Australia and the US?
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Liberal MP Craig Kelly said businesses and households in Australia are paying twice as much as Americans for their electricity. Is that true?
Is it true Australia’s level of media concentration is among the highest in the world?
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Was shadow minister for communications Michelle Rowland right when she said Australia’s level of media ownership concentration is one of the highest in the world?
Antibiotic use is a big issue as the more we use, the more likely bugs are to grow resistant, rendering them useless.
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Health minister Sussan Ley said Australia’s use of antibiotics in general practice is 20% above the OECD average. Is that right?