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July 22, 2019

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson claims more money needs to be invested in infrastructure to create employment and solve the problem of more people looking for work than there are jobs.

July 19, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison claims year six students don’t know where their food and fibre comes from.

July 17, 2019

Labor frontbencher Jason Clare accuses the government “ripping the guts” out of TAFE and taking money out of higher education.

July 11, 2019

Anna Reynolds, Lord Mayor of Hobart, claims her city is struggling under the weight of a growing population and rising property prices.

July 9, 2019

Federal Minister Luke Howarth claims “it is important to put a positive spin” on homelessness.

July 4, 2019

Independent federal MP Andrew Wilkie claims Tasmania health system is in crisis and accuses the state government of defrauding the sector billions in federal funding.

July 3, 2019 - Social Media Claim

Online promotion for a new Australia-only streaming service said to rival Netflix is a scam aimed at gathering credit card details .

July 3, 2019 - Social Media Claim

A Common Cause Australia group member used a British report published on Channel Nine to claim Muhammad was Australia’s top 2019 baby name.

July 3, 2019 - Social Media Claim

The former governor-general and ABC journalist Leigh Sales are the subject of a fabricated interview transcript that's been circulating the internet since 1997.

July 2, 2019

NSW Farmers Association CEO Peter Arkle is seeking support from the banks for farmers who are doing it tough due to a lack of rain.

June 28, 2019

WA Tourism Council chief executive Evan Hall claims the state's international visitor revenue should be ringing alarm bells.

June 24, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison claims Labor needs to learn from this year's federal election defeat and pass the coalition’s tax package.

June 21, 2019

NSW Council of Social Service chief executive Joanna Quilty claims the state government is not committed to tackling homelessness and disadvantage.

June 20, 2019

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet wants a review into federal funding, claiming it is “manifestly unfair” to NSW.

June 19, 2019

Australian Local Government Association president David O'Loughlin claims the states are collectively sitting on more than $1 billion in their waste levy accounts and only giving a fraction back to councils for recycling.

June 18, 2019

Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad claims the Sunshine State is an energy powerhouse that is firing Australia's exports.

June 17, 2019

Australian Workers Union national secretary Daniel Walton claims Australia has a poor industrial relations cooperation record.

June 13, 2019

Federal Liberal MP Craig Kelly claims Labor’s CO2 emission targets would have “smashed” Australia’s economy.

June 12, 2019

Alliance for Gambling Reform's Tim Costello compares Australia’s gambling “obsession” to America’s gun violence problem.

June 11, 2019

Former intelligence chief Dennis Richardson claims more than half of public servants live outside of the ACT.

June 7, 2019

Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad downplays the importance of the Adani Carmichael coal mine project, slated for central Queensland’s Galilee basin.

June 7, 2019

The first Chinese-Australian female federal MP has vowed to represent all members of her electorate, regardless of ethnicity or politics .

June 6, 2019

Premier Steven Marshall claims South Australia needs more people to address a skills shortage that’s negatively impacting his state’s economy.

June 5, 2019

Brisbane Airport executive Jim Parashos claims the city's airport expansion will eventually double capacity.

June 4, 2019

Labor spokeswoman for Home Affairs Kristina Keneally claims counterpart Peter Dutton has lost control of Australia's borders, including visa and citizenship processing.

June 3, 2019

Victorian Greens leader Samantha Ratnam says the Andrews Labor government has its priorities out of order in the state budget.

May 31, 2019

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive James Pearson claims increasing the minimum wage is risky because it is already at world-best rates.

May 31, 2019

On the eve of restrictions coming into effect in greater Sydney, NSW Water Minister Melinda Pavey wants everyone to reduce their water use.

May 30, 2019

Greens senator and disability spokesperson Jordon Steele-John claims the NDIA staffing cap was picked out of thin air.

May 29, 2019

Ipsos pollster Jess Elgood claims the theory that punters are smarter than pollsters at predicting elections results is dead.

May 28, 2019

Labor party leader Anthony Albanese vows to reconnect with 25 per cent of voters who he claims shunned the major parties at the federal election.

May 27, 2019

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW claims Australia's standard for sulphur dioxide (SO2) pollution fails to measure up to the World Health Organisation, US, China and the European Union.

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