Bridget McKenzie has announced her resignation as agriculture minister over sports funding decisions she made in her previous portfolio as sport minister.
It comes after the prime minister received a departmental report that said Senator McKenzie breached ministerial rules in the so-called sports rorts scandal.
#BREAKING: Scott Morrison has confirmed the embattled Senator Bridget McKenzie has resigned from cabinet over a conflict of interest in the sports rorts saga. @alicialoxley #9News pic.twitter.com/eKvc05vmHA
— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) February 2, 2020
In January Prime Minister Scott Morrison ordered his department secretary to look into the handling of the $100 million sports grant program, and particularly a $36,000 grant Senator McKenzie when she was sports minister awarded to a Victorian shooting club of which she is a member.