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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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Labor’s Left-field Mayo gambit

Labor is set to spring a federal election surprise, anointing a 23-year-old cleanskin candidate to take on incumbent Rebekha Sharkie and high-profile Liberal Georgina Downer in Mayo, InDaily has confirmed.