No, that’s not what we found. To go to the start of chapter 3, which is the chapter on assessment, the finding there was: ineligible applications were identified and no applications assessed as ineligible were awarded grant funding.
That’s the Sport Australia eligibility assessment process. What then happened was that late applications were taken on board, which were ineligible under the guidelines; amendments were made for existing applications, which were ineligible under the guidelines, and they were funded.
But at the time, to say this relates to the Sport Australia assessment process, Sport Australia removed from its list those it assessed as ineligible – that’s what that finding is. Subsequent letters say there were the five new applications and the four amended applications.
Then, because things took longer, because you were now running two rounds rather than three and funding agreements were in place, you had eight projects where, according to the details provided by the proponent, the project had been completed before the funding grant was signed.
They’re ineligible under the program. There were 270-something where the project had started before the funding agreement was in place, which is also ineligible under the program. We get to around 43% of those which were awarded funding which by the time the funding agreement was signed were ineligible.