By Sandy Cheu on May 24, 2019 in Industry, Ageing Agenda

Many large family-owned for-profit aged care providers lack transparency and accountability for the public funds they receive, a new report has found.

All in the family: Tax and financial practices of Australia’s largest family owned aged care companies was undertaken by the Tax Justice Network – Australia and the Centre for International Corporate Tax Accountability and Research.

It looked at the six largest family-owned for-profit aged care providers, which include Arcare Aged Care, McKenzie Aged Care, TriCare, Aegis Aged Care, Hall & Prior Aged Care and Thompson Health Care.

The report found that in 2017-18 these organisations together received over $711 million in government subsidies to operate 12,000 beds across 129 facilities.

Report author Jason Ward said most of these providers did not make their financial statements publicly available.

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