Thursday, 27 February 2020
Questions without Notice
Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program
My question is to the Minister representing the Prime Minister, Senator Cormann. I refer to the minister's earlier answers. Given that former Minister McKenzie consulted the Prime Minister and his office on the final round of grants under the Community Sports Infrastructure program on 10 April, how could former Minister McKenzie possibly have made the decision on 4 April?
I don't accept the characterisation of Senator McKenzie's interaction with the Prime Minister's office on 10 April. As I've indicated, after the decisions were made in relation to those projects, of course there was interaction as appropriate to make arrangements in relation to announcements of decisions that had already been made.