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ABC Fact Check determines the accuracy of claims by politicians, public figures, advocacy groups and institutions engaged in the public debate.

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ABC Fact Check determines the accuracy of claims by politicians, public figures, advocacy groups and institutions engaged in the public debate.

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    Fact check: Counting carbon

    Fact check: Counting carbon

    Tech entrepreneur Mike Cannon-Brookes says Australia makes up 5 per cent of carbon emissions, when we factor in our exports of fossil fuels.

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    Fact check: Is Australia is the only first world nation with a colonial history that doesn't recognise its first people in its constitution?

    Fact check: Is Australia is the only first world nation with a colonial history that doesn't recognise its first people in its constitution?

    Opposition spokeswoman for Indigenous Australians, Linda Burney, says Australia's constitution is the only constitution of a first world nation with a colonial history that doesn't recognise its first people. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.

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    Fact check: Do the Nationals represent Australia's poorest electorates?

    Fact check: Do the Nationals represent Australia's poorest electorates?

    Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce says his party, the Nationals, represents the poorest seats. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.

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    Fact check: Religious discrimination

    Fact check: Religious discrimination

    Liberal backbencher Trent Zimmerman says Australia lacks a law that prohibits discrimination because of their religious beliefs. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.

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    Fact check: Renewable energy

    Fact check: Renewable energy

    Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says renewables plus storage is cheaper than coal or nuclear for new power generation.

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    Fact file: Are hook turns a 'stupid' way to manage traffic?

    Fact file: Are hook turns a 'stupid' way to manage traffic?

    Senator for Queensland Matt Canavan says that hook turns are a "stupid" way to manage urban traffic flows. Are they?

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