Foxtel was assigned $30 million in taxpayer’s money over four years in the 2017 federal budget in order to boost “under represented sports” on subscription television.
It was noted, however, that the Seven Network did not receive any government support to broadcast the inaugural season of the AFL Women’s League.
The ABC revealed that a Freedom of Information request into how Foxtel was chosen for government funding was rejected on the basis that a paper trail between the Department of Communications and the pay TV network did not exist.
Morrison ditched Turnbull plans for lobbying transparency
One of the Morrison government’s first acts was to kill off Malcolm Turnbull’s plan for greater transparency about how lobbyists interact with the federal government.
Sloppy Joe Hockey and his Cabcharges
Joe Hockey flew out of Sydney on April 17, 2011, landed in Dubai on April 18, but was also recorded as taking a $190 hire car ride from his Hunters Hill home to Channel Seven and back again.
‘No limits to what Coalition will do to hide embarrassing information’
The government is trying to stop the auditor general giving evidence about his 2018 report that was critical of a $1.3 billion arms deal. Part of the report was redacted following pressure from the French multinational arms manufacturer Thales.
The Prime Minister and the big blue bus (he didn’t use)
Scott Morrison visited Queensland on a four-day tour of marginal seats, but the PM wasn’t actually riding on the bus.
Angus Taylor lying about emissions
Energy Minister Angus Taylor repeatedly stated that greenhouse gas emissions had decreased by 1% when the government’s official figures show emissions continue to increase.