Sports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigation

Senate committee investigating grants program says ‘systematic lack of disclosure' stopped it from doing its jobAn inquiry into the sports rorts scandal has accused the government of “obstruction” after the former minister, Bridget McKenzie, refused to appear and her successor blocked the release of advice about the legality of the $100m program.In an interim report tabled on Tuesday, the Senate select committee rejected current sport minister Richard Colbeck's public interest immunity claim that stopped Sport Australia from releasing legal advice about McKenzie's authority to approve grants.

Sports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigation
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Germany bans pro-Nazi group that ‘wants to re-establish dictatorship'

Germany bans pro-Nazi group that ‘wants to re-establish dictatorship'
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Australian politics live: WA to change border quarantine rules on 8 December - as it happened
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Chinese Embassy official dismisses ‘rage and roar' over controversial tweet; Paul Fletcher complains to ...

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'The Aids epidemic is not yet over': inside a project with a vital message

'The Aids epidemic is not yet over': inside a project with a vital message
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For World Aids Day, a new audio project will play important speeches and clips ...

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Asian manufacturing boom offers hope for swifter global recovery from Covid

Asian manufacturing boom offers hope for swifter global recovery from Covid
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Markets respond as manufacturing in China and South Korea grows at fastest pace in ...

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‘Moving mountains': How Pakistan's ‘invisible' women won workers' rights

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The mystery of the Gatwick drone

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Photo reveals Australian soldier drinking beer out of dead Taliban fighter's prosthetic leg

Photo reveals Australian soldier drinking beer out of dead Taliban fighter's prosthetic leg
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Exclusive: Image obtained by Guardian Australia shows limb being used to down drinks in ...

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'Catastrophic' bushfire on Queensland's Fraser Island threatens ecological disaster

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Australian politics live: Chinese embassy accuses Canberra of overreacting to tweet on Afghan killings

Australian politics live: Chinese embassy accuses Canberra of overreacting to tweet on Afghan killings
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Melania Trump swaps horror for tradition with lighter approach to Christmas decor

Melania Trump swaps horror for tradition with lighter approach to Christmas decor
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Outgoing first lady unveils ‘America the beautiful' theme in White House, breaking with previous ...

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Kylie Moore-Gilbert thanks supporters after Iran prison release: 'My freedom is your victory'

Kylie Moore-Gilbert thanks supporters after Iran prison release: 'My freedom is your victory'
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The evacuation of St Kilda – archive, 1 December 1930

The evacuation of St Kilda – archive, 1 December 1930
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1 December 1930: The Parliamentary Under Secretary for Scotland responds to criticism of the ...

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'Stealing our culture': South Koreans upset after China claims kimchi as its own

'Stealing our culture': South Koreans upset after China claims kimchi as its own
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Agriculture ministry drawn in to row after state media prompts backlash with claims that ...

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George Pell says he feels vindicated for trying to uncover alleged financial 'criminality' at Vatican

George Pell says he feels vindicated for trying to uncover alleged financial 'criminality' at Vatican
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Cardinal says in first interview since return to Rome he didn't know extent of ...

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Australian lamb industry hit as Qatar cancels subsidy on $300m-a-year trade

Australian lamb industry hit as Qatar cancels subsidy on $300m-a-year trade
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Australian politics live: WA opens borders to Victoria and NSW; US national security council tweets at China over wine tariffs

Australian politics live: WA opens borders to Victoria and NSW; US national security council tweets at China over wine tariffs
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New WA border rules not requiring quarantine to start on 8 December; Paul Fletcher ...

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Christchurch inquiry: Islamic group says it 'asked for help' before attack

Christchurch inquiry: Islamic group says it 'asked for help' before attack
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New Zealand security forces should have focused more on threat of rightwing terrorism, royal ...

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The Nobel peace prize winner fighting a war in Ethiopia

The Nobel peace prize winner fighting a war in Ethiopia
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Ethiopia's prime minister was feted by the international community as a reformer and a ...

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Scott Atlas resigns as Trump pandemic adviser after controversial tenure

Scott Atlas resigns as Trump pandemic adviser after controversial tenure
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Neuroradiologist who has no expertise in infectious diseases downplayed the threat of coronavirusScott Atlas ...

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German police investigate after giant phallic 'monument' vanishes

German police investigate after giant phallic 'monument' vanishes
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Only sawdust remains at site of Bavarian mystery statue that has gained celebrity status ...

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Scott Atlas resigns as Trump's pandemic adviser after controversial tenure

Scott Atlas resigns as Trump's pandemic adviser after controversial tenure
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Neuroradiologist who has no expertise in infectious diseases downplayed the threat of coronavirusScott Atlas ...

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Mass Covid testing to be rolled out to local authorities in tier 3

Mass Covid testing to be rolled out to local authorities in tier 3
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English areas under strictest rules can target at-risk groups, but may lack necessary staff ...

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Australian politics live: WA lifts quarantine requirements for visitors from Victoria and NSW
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West Papua independence leaders declare 'government-in-waiting'

West Papua independence leaders declare 'government-in-waiting'
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Province's breakaway movement nominates exiled leader as interim president as conflict-ridden Indonesian region marks ...

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Coronavirus live news: US may begin vaccinations before Christmas; Vietnam sees first case in three months

Coronavirus live news: US may begin vaccinations before Christmas; Vietnam sees first case in three months
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Arizona and Wisconsin certify Joe Biden's win as Trump continues to challenge results – live

Arizona and Wisconsin certify Joe Biden's win as Trump continues to challenge results – live
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Helena Bonham Carter says The Crown should stress to viewers it's a drama

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Facebook and YouTube accused of complicity in Vietnam repression

Facebook and YouTube accused of complicity in Vietnam repression
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Amnesty report accuses sites of openly signalling they will bow to authoritarian regimesFacebook and ...

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Study finds indications of life on Doggerland after devastating tsunamis

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Amazon deforestation surges to 12-year high under Bolsonaro

Amazon deforestation surges to 12-year high under Bolsonaro
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Unilever New Zealand to trial four-day working week

Unilever New Zealand to trial four-day working week
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Consumer goods company says all 81 employees will be paid for five days but ...

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False election claims 'misleading the president', says Georgia secretary of state – video

False election claims 'misleading the president', says Georgia secretary of state – video
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'No time for complacency': WHO chief urges caution over festive season – video

'No time for complacency': WHO chief urges caution over festive season – video
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Spending time with friends and family at Christmas is ‘not worth putting them or ...

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Police will not investigate disappearance of Utah mystery monolith

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Coronavirus live news: Turkey imposes strict new curfews as cases surge; Italy's death toll rises by 672

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