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Bridget McKenzie (Image: AAP/James Ross)

The government ditched its own grants website to hide sports rorting

The government is proud of centralising all Commonwealth grants on one bespoke platform for everyone to see. Until it wanted to hide the sports grants it intended to rort.

Minister for Agriculture and former Minister for Sport Bridget McKenzie (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Anatomy of a rort: how the Coalition spent $100 million in grants to help its election campaign

In the most blatant rorting of a grants program ever seen, Nationals minister Bridget McKenzie oversaw the use of a $100 million program to help the Coalition win the 2019 election.

Keane: grand final or no, funding sport is a complete waste of money

Australia wastes billions of taxpayer dollars on elite sports funding and major sporting events for no benefit whatsoever. It's time to end it.

The long-awaited Crawford Review of Australian sport has called the bluff of successive Australian governments and proposed a re-weighting of sports funding away from elite Olympic sports toward grassroots participation.

Sport funding torn between going for gold and going for guts

The long-awaited Crawford Review of Australian sport has called the bluff of successive Australian governments and proposed a re-weighting of sports funding away from elite Olympic sports toward grassroots participation.

Ben Cousins’ year of living dangerously has reached its seemingly inevitable conclusion with the AFL commission banning The Brownlow Medalist from the competition for a year, writes Francis Leach.

Ben Cousins given the Haneef treatment

Ben Cousins’ year of living dangerously has reached its seemingly inevitable conclusion with the AFL commission banning The Brownlow Medalist from the competition for a year, writes Francis Leach.

Did not qualify. Last. Sixth. Did not qualify. Did not qualify. Last. Fifteenth. More than $580,000 was spent specifically for the lead up to the Osaka meet which was to allow "medal-potential athletes" to prepare. It’s no wonder the SBS commentary team was totally lost for words.

Our athletes suck. Good thing they don’t sing

Did not qualify. Last. Sixth. Did not qualify. Did not qualify. Last. Fifteenth. More than $580,000 was spent specifically for the lead up to the Osaka meet which was to allow "medal-potential athletes" to prepare. It’s no wonder the SBS commentary team was totally lost for words.

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