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    Default Fact checking the fact checkers

    This one yesterday was from the ABC.

    Fact check: Tony Abbott overstating household savings from axing the carbon tax

    The substance of the ABC's argument is that the carbon price is projected to be lower in 2015/16 than the starting price of $23/t in when it's currently scheduled to become floating price.

    It all depends on the timeframe chosen. Go out longer on the forward projections and it becomes an understatement.

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    Default Re: Fact checking the fact checkers

    The Noalition doesn't come out of the fact checking process to well.


    The only recent positive result for the Govt is Tonys claim that the fuel tax increase will cost the average family an extra 40c per week.



    On the subject of the Media and facts/reporting...anyone else notice the story about Rupert bringing down the Whitlam Govt?

    News Corporation chief Rupert Murdoch directed his editors to "kill Whitlam" some 10 months before the downfall of Gough Whitlam's Labor government, according to a newly released United States diplomatic report.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/murdo...#ixzz35veQ6sHT
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