The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of Anzac, Dan Tehan, has announced a $5 million donation to the Anzac Centenary Public Fund from Suncorp, one of Australia’s largest financial services companies. The money will go towards refurbishing Anzac Square in Brisbane and other Queensland projects.
‘Suncorp’s values are closely aligned to the Anzac spirit of mateship, ingenuity and community service. I am delighted to support the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary national program’, said Suncorp Group CEO, Michael Cameron. Mr Cameron also took the opportunity to mention how many employees and customers Suncorp boasted and noted the firm was ‘ dedicated to being there for our customers and communities when they need it most’.
The Suncorp donation brings corporate donations to the Anzac centenary to $95 million and total Australian Anzac commemoration expenditure to $566.8 million. These are Honest History’s estimates which have not been challenged by government. The politics of centenary donations is discussed here. More details on spending here.
14 April 2016