April 2nd, 2020
“Neither the board of aged care giant Anglicare Sydney or the Federal Government has taken any action whatsoever against detailed revelations its CEO – also responsible for the Newmarch House Covid disaster – previously ran international tax affairs for an arm of global tax cheat Coca-Cola.
That’s despite both the Royal Commission into aged care and an ongoing senate inquiry into the sector – comprised of key government figures – having been told of the scandal regarding Anglicare Sydney boss Grant Millard, in high-detail, more than six months ago.
It’s also despite Millard fronting a NSW Government inquiry on Monday – which he was legally forced to attend, after earlier “declining” to do so – into the Covid disaster at Anglicare’s Newmarch House in Western Sydney, where 17 residents died of the virus.
Anglicare Sydney is owned by the Anglican Church, and is one of the nation’s biggest aged care providers.
It received over $233m from Australian taxpayers in the 2019 financial year alone.
Global tax avoidance specialist and analyst Jason Ward, the author of the report that exposed Millard – “the Coca-Cola tax dodger” – said it was “shocking” that no action had been taken against the Anglicare CEO …”