Senate debates

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions without Notice

Sport Australia

2:56 pm

Photo of Richard ColbeckRichard Colbeck (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians) Share this | Hansard source

As I've just said, Senator McKenzie, as the then minister, was the delegate responsible for approving every project. That was her role. That was her responsibility. Minister McKenzie was responsible for approving every single project, each one of which met the guidelines of the program. It's really quite simple. There were over 2,000 applications totalling nearly $400 million. The program was very, very popular, to the extent that we ran three rounds of the program before the election. Minister McKenzie, as the responsible delegate, made the decisions on which projects were approved.

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