Email By political reporter Jack Snape Posted January 22, 2020 13:49:52 Photo: Liberal candidate Georgina Downer handing over a novelty cheque prompted an audit into the sports grants program. (Facebook: Georgina Downer — Liberal for Mayo) Related Story: Bridget McKenzie approved $36,000 sports grant to shooting club that made her a member Related Story: Bridget McKenzie facing calls to quit after auditors condemn ‘biased’ sports cash splash Related Story: ‘If it is acceptable behaviour, then help us all’: Former auditor-general on sports grant affair Map: Australia Deputy Nationals Leader Bridget McKenzie is facing calls to resign from the frontbench, following a damning report into a grant scheme she ran as sports minister.You might have seen stories from the past year on the scheme.So, what’s made things heat up in the past week?What are these sports grants?The $100 million sports grant scheme — formally the Community Sport Infrastructure program — was set up in 2018 to give money to needy sports clubs to help with player growth.The timing of the grants program came in the months leading up to the 2019 election.The guidelines set out criteria covering potential participation, need and project design, which were assessed by government agency Sport Australia.Volunteers… Read full this story
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