by Janelle Miles, Medical Reporter, The Courier-Mail
August 14, 2020 12:00am

Queensland’s largest aged care provider receives more than $460 million in annual federal aged care funding, yet has no obligation to publicly account for how it uses the money or even if it’s spent on caring for the elderly, a new report says.

Uniting Care Queensland, the parent company of Blue Care, has been under fire from unions this year for cutting jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, despite an analysis of publicly available financial information and government data finding it started last financial year with more than $250 million in cash deposits.

A 36-page report into nine Australian non-profit aged care providers, compiled by the Centre for International Corporate Tax Accountability and Research (CICTAR), condemns the lack of accountability in residential aged care as “unacceptable.”

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