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|Select Committee on Administration of Sports Grants: final report||1.02 MB|
The Community Sport Infrastructure Grant (CSIG) program was one of three new Commonwealth grant programs given to Sport Australia in 2018−19 to support Australians to get more active and to make sport as inclusive as possible.
In their report presented to the Parliament in January 2020, the Australian National Audit Office found that the award of grant funding for the CSIG program was not informed by an appropriate assessment process and sound advice, and that the successful applications were not those that had been assessed as the most meritorious under published CSIG program guidelines. The Auditor-General cited serious concerns about the CSIG program's governance, including concerns about the minister’s legal authority to make grant decisions and evidence of a 'distribution bias' in the award of grant funding in advance of the 2019 federal election.
This report is presented in five chapters: