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Timeline of McKenzie sports grants scandal

Timeline of McKenzie sports grants scandal

TIMELINE OF THE SPORTS GRANTS SCANDAL January 15 * Auditor-general report released into $100 million Community Sport Infrastructure Program. Two main conclusions: “the award of grant funding was not informed by an appropriate assessment process and sound advice; the successful applications were not those that had been assessed as the most meritorious in terms of...

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Minister confident of airlift for Aussies

Minister confident of airlift for Aussies

Federal health minister Greg Hunt is confident Australians will be airlifted from the Chinese city of Wuhan – the epicentre of the coronavirus – in the next 24 hours to Christmas Island. Mr Hunt confirmed an Australian medical assistance team with a mobile hospital has arrived in the former detention centre of Christmas Island. “Personnel...

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NSW and ACT bushfires: Reports of property losses after blazes flare

NSW and ACT bushfires: Reports of property losses after blazes flare

There are reports of property losses after bushfires tore through the ACT and southern New South Wales yesterday. Five emergency warnings were in place yesterday afternoon for bushfire blazes across the NSW South Coast and south-east, with all since downgraded. The Rural Fire Service had warned there was an immediate threat to properties and lives...