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Tony Abbott’s legacy – it’s not pretty

Tony Abbott’s department discussed investigation into Bureau of Meteorology over global warming exaggeration claims, FOI documents reveal

Former prime minister Tony Abbott’s own department discussed setting up an investigation into the Bureau of Meteorology amid media claims it was exaggerating estimates of global warming, Freedom of Information documents have revealed.

In August and September 2014, The Australian newspaper published reports questioning the Bureau of Meteorology’s (BoM) methodology for analysing temperatures, reporting claims BoM was “wilfully ignoring evidence that contradicts its own propaganda”.


Abbott-liarFact check scorecard: How does Tony Abbott’s record of claims and promises stack up?

ABC Fact Check was established shortly before the 2013 election, and has been checking Tony Abbott’s claims ever since.

Before the election, Mr Abbott repeatedly set a high standard for integrity, promising to lead a government that “says what it means, and does what it says”.

Mr Abbott made many claims during his tenure on a diverse range of topics, including the economy, environment, immigration and employment.

So now that his time as leader is over, how does his record of claims and promises stack up?

September 25, 2015 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics

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