So the government gave sports grants to marginal seats. What happens now?

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This is an article commissioned and published in The Conversation about the criteria used by the then Sports Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie to award community sport grants. A report of the Australian Audit Office found that the grants were improperly assessed and tainted by 'distributional bias'. It also found the Minister did not have legal authority to make these grant decisions. This article discusses the political and legal implications of those findings.

This was originally published in The Conversation and subsequently republished in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Canberra Times, The Age, The Mandarin and on the websites of SBS and the ABC.

Period17 Jan 2020

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Media contributions

  • TitleSo the Government gave sport grants to marginal seats. What happens now?
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size820 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date17/01/20
    DescriptionThis is an article commissioned and published in The Conversation about the criteria used by the then Sports Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie to award community sport grants. A report of the Australian Audit Office found that the grants were improperly assessed and tainted by 'distributional bias'. It also found the Minister did not have legal authority to make these grant decisions. This article discusses the political and legal implications of those findings.
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/so-the-government-gave-sports-grants-to-marginal-seats-what-happens-now-130057
    PersonsMaria O'Sullivan

Keywords

  • judicial review
  • corruption
  • government