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Downer novelty cheque inquiry exposes politics of sport grants

An Auditor-General’s inquiry into the Federal Government’s $100 million, taxpayer-funded community sports grants program – prompted by a photograph of former SA Liberal candidate Georgina Downer with a giant novelty cheque – has revealed political use of the scheme and sparked new calls for a national integrity commission.

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Light's vision again disappears from view

A painting of Adelaide attributed to Colonel William Light has been bought by a private collector after argument over its authenticity, in a move a prominent art dealer calls a “tragedy for South Australia”.