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Author: John Barron; Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : ABC Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Asylum seekers are illegal economic migrants ; axing the carbon tax will reduce power bills; the budget is in crisis; mandatory sentencing does not work . . . Or so we're told. In the age of 24/7 media, we're subjected to a daily barrage of claims, counter-claims and spin on the claims. Fortunately the ABC's Fact Check team are on the case, sorting fact from fiction, checking sources, tackling the fact zombies which  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Barron; Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
ISBN: 9780733334030 : 0733334032 9780733334030
OCLC Number: 891680325
Notes: Includes name index.
Description: 336 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: A brief history of fact checking --
To the victors go the spoils --
No school will be worse off --
We will decide who comes to this country --
Girt by sea --
The flying kangaroo and other endangered species --
Lifters or leaners? --
The hip pocket --
Budget emergency --
Political climate change --
Save the whales! --
The politics of the personal --
What God has joined --
Law and disorder --
Fact or fiction? --
Promises promises --
Name index --
Acknowledgements
Responsibility: John Barron and the Fact Checkers.

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Asylum seekers are illegal economic migrants ; axing the carbon tax will reduce power bills; the budget is in crisis; mandatory sentencing does not work . . . Or so we're told. In the age of 24/7 media, we're subjected to a daily barrage of claims, counter-claims and spin on the claims. Fortunately the ABC's Fact Check team are on the case, sorting fact from fiction, checking sources, tackling the fact zombies which will not die, shining a spotlight on the public figures who play fast and loose with the truth. Here they take on the year's burning questions, from political 'truths' to accepted facts about health, education, society and the law.

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