An Auditor-General's report on a federal sports grants program has found one application proposed to be successful for funding in Braddon was not approved by former Sports Minister Brigid McKenzie.
Ms McKenzie has faced pressure to resign from federal cabinet this week after the report found there was evidence of distribution bias in the awarding of funding from the Community Sports Infrastructure Grant program.
The report found Ms Kenzie rejected hundreds of grants recommended by Sport Australia for funding and money redistributed to applications in marginal or targeted electorates.
The report noted an application in Braddon, which achieved a score of 93, was proposed to receive funding but was not approved.
It found second and third-ranked applications were proposed to be overlooked in favour of three other lower ranked applications.
In the end, the fourth and fifth-ranked applications were approved in round one of the funding program.
Sports Minister Richard Colbeck said the Australian National Audit Office concluded that no rules had been broken.
"The minister used her delegation under the program in accordance with the guidelines," he said.
"All projects that were funded qualified for the program."
The report made four recommendations - three to Sports Australia and one to the government around Commonwealth grant guidelines.
Braddon Liberal MHR Gavin Pearce brushed aside accusations of the program was used to pork-barrel funds for regional seats.
"My job is to represent and secure funding for the people of Braddon," he said.
"I have done that and will continue to do that.
"There is not one project that's not worthy of the funding they have received."
Bass Liberal MHR Bridget Archer said her job was to fight for funding where it was needed.
"Now, as the federal member, I see first-hand how essential funding commitments such as these are," she said.
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