Bulk-billing rates have been trending upwards for well over a decade.
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Yes, 86% of GP visits were bulk-billed in 2017-18, up from 82% when Labor was in power. But they also rose under Labor, while the percentage for “patients” seems to be lower than the percentage for “visits”.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill, SA Liberal leader Steven Marshall and SA Best leader Nick Xenophon at a leaders’ debate hosted by the ABC.
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SA Liberal Party leader Steven Marshall said that state Labor policy had left South Australians with ‘the highest energy prices in Australia’ and ‘the least reliable grid’. Is that right?
South Australian leaders: Greens leader Mark Parnell, SA Best Leader Nick Xenophon, Liberal leader Steven Marshall and Premier Jay Weatherill.
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.
Did Greens leader Richard Di Natale quote the right cost for offshore detention in his National Press Club speech?
Was Greens leader Richard Di Natale right to say the government spends $3 billion each year on the “offshore detention centre regime”?
Was Malcolm Turnbull right about jobs and women?
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Was Malcolm Turnbull right to say that 300,000 new jobs created in the last calendar year, with almost two-thirds held by women?
Was Christopher Pyne right about the NBN?
Was Christopher Pyne right to say that “there has not been a delay of the NBN”?
ACOSS has called for a boost to Newstart payments.
ACOSS chief executive Cassandra Goldie said that the level of unemployment payment hasn’t been increased in Australia in over 20 years. Is that true?
FactCheck tests major campaign claims against the evidence.
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Election FactCheck will explain key issues in the 2016 campaign, while aiming to keep politicians honest and voters better informed.
Is rejecting a proposed tax cut the same as a tax increase?
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Is Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull right to say that Labor plans to increase taxes by A$100 billion over ten years?
Both the Coalition and the ALP have committed to raising tobacco excise by 12.5% a year for four years, starting on September 1, 2017.
FactCheck unpacks claims that Labor has a $19.5 billion black hole in its economic plan.
Policing the jobless.
Labour’s Jim Murphy and the Conservatives’ Ruth Davidson clashed over targets for sanctioning people on benefits. Who was right?
No Mr Juncker, you can’t persuade me.
Nigel Farage has argued that the EU is a millstone around Britain’s neck when it comes to trade.
Don’t turn around.
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Ed Miliband says Labour did not overspend when it was last in office. He’s right.
How have the homeless fared under the coalition?
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David Cameron has said the number of people sleeping rough has gone down under the coalition. That isn’t backed up by the evidence.
Yvette Cooper out on the beat.
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Labour and the Lib Dems have clashed over whether crime is going up or down. Which is it?
Miliband has been wooing student voters.
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Labour’s Ed Miliband says that advantaged pupils are much more likely to go to university. Is he right?
Be prepared to wait when you get there.
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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt says A&Es are seeing and treating people faster than any other country that measures performance. Is he right?
Are Britain and Germany going in the same direction?
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The Conservatives argue that the rest of Europe wants reform too. Is this true?
Hot air or grounded fact?
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Lib Dem energy minister Ed Davey says renewable electricity has soared under the coalition. Is he right?
Too much of a squeeze?
The SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon says austerity has held the economy back. Is she right?