Select Committee on Administration of Sports Grants

March 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76093-198-8

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Committee Members

Terms of Reference

Abbreviations

List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Background and context for this inquiry
  Senate inquiry
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Interim report
  Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit report
  Structure of the report
  Notes on terminology and references
  Acknowledgements

Chapter 2—Impact of grant decisions for sporting communities

  How decisions were made
  Impact on local sporting communities
  The need for financial redress
  Committee view

Chapter 3—Governance failures

  Program design
  Minister’s legal authority
  Problems with decision-making
  Communicating risk to the minister
  Role of the board
  Other governance issues
  Committee view

Chapter 4—Political interference

  Were political objectives the primary driver of grant decisions?
  An exercise in pork-barrelling?
  Implications for Australia's integrity framework
  Committee view

Chapter 5—Conclusion

  Obstruction of evidence
  Concluding remarks

Minority Report

Appendix 1—Timeline of key events

Appendix 2—Key information requested and refused

Appendix 3—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 4—Public hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senior Clerk's Office
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: 02 6277 3555
Fax: 02 6277 3899
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