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In a recent article called “TVNZ asked academics to ‘fact check’ the leaders’ debate & the academics got it wrong”, Rob MacCulloch criticised TVNZ’s fact-checking process. The fact checkers at the University of Auckland’s Public Policy Institute got it wrong.
This raises questions about the experts’ qualifications and their conclusion that inflation was declining, contrary to widespread belief. The so-called fact checkers labelled National Leader Luxon’s statements as mostly untrue or false, including his claim about a foreign homebuyers tax.
However, their source relied on non-peer-reviewed opinions, particularly regarding GST on fruits and vegetables. Radio NZ later revealed that even government advice mirrored Luxon’s stance.
Read the full story over at Down To Earth Kiwi