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Point by point, brushstroke by brushstroke, a picture emerged this week of just how ugly things are for Australia.

Senate estimates further revealed how deeply corrupt this government is, and how entirely indifferent it is to basic integrity.

The Australian Sports Commission misled a Senate committee over the crucial issues of changes made to the rorted grants program after caretaker mode kicked in on April 11 last year.