Letter of transmittal
The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP
Minister for Agriculture
CANBERRA ACT 2600
I present the annual report for the former Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry for the year ended 30 June 2013.
The report has been prepared in accordance with Section 63 of the Public Service Act 1999, which requires that you table the report in Parliament. It reflects the Requirements for annual reports—for departments, executive agencies and FMA Act bodies approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit.
In presenting this report, I am satisfied that the department has taken all reasonable measures to minimise the incidence of fraud in our agency, and to investigate and recover the proceeds of fraud against our agency. The department has prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans, and has in place fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection procedures and processes that meet the department’s needs.
I am pleased to report on the progress of the department in 2012–13 and take the opportunity to acknowledge the hard work of its employees in delivering our planned outcomes.
11 October 2013