Peter Frayeditor-in-chiefPeter Fray is the founder and editor-in-chief of PolitiFact Australia, an adjunct professor in media and politics at Sydney University and the former editor or editor-in-chief of the Sydney Morning Herald, The Canberra Times and …>> more
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- Bill Adair, PolitiFact US Editor
- Ben Ashton, Managing Director
- Alexia Attwood, Research intern
- Becky Bowers, Senior Reporter
- Jennifer Cooke, Senior Reporter
- Sarah Fantini, Researcher
- Jack Fisher, Research Intern
- Peter Fray, Editor-in-Chief
- Nicholas Gerhard, Researcher
- Ellie Harvey, Reporter
- Richard Holden, Professor of Economics
- David Humphries, Senior Reporter
- Michael Koziol, Reporter
- Emma Lancaster, Researcher
- Tony Makin, Professor of Economics
- Peter Martin, Senior Reporter
- Flynn Murphy, Reporter
- Chris Pash, Senior Reporter
- Jonathan Pearlman, Senior reporter
- Michael Pelly, Senior reporter
- Alix Piatek, Researcher
- Su-Lin Tan, Researcher
- Rod Tiffen, Emeritus Professor
- Min Wang, Intern
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PolitiFact Australia wants to help keep our politicians honest. We fact-check the accuracy of claims by elected officials and other influential people in the Australian political debate.
We research and rate statements with our Truth-O-Meter. Its goal is to reflect the relative accuracy of a statement. The meter has six ratings, in decreasing level of truthfulness:
TRUE - The statement is accurate and there's nothing significant missing.
MOSTLY TRUE - The statement is accurate but needs clarification or additional information.
HALF TRUE - The statement is partially accurate but leaves out important details or takes things out of context.
MOSTLY FALSE - The statement contains an element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression.
FALSE - The statement is not accurate.
PANTS ON FIRE - The statement is not accurate and makes a ridiculous claim.