Letter of transmittal
The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP
Minister for Agriculture
Canberra ACT 2600
I present the annual report for the Australian Government Department of Agriculture for the year ended 30 June 2014.
The report has been prepared in accordance with section 63 of the Public Service Act 1999, which requires that I provide you with a report each year for presentation to the Parliament.
The report 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 prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans in accordance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines. The department has in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection procedures and processes to meet its needs, and has taken all reasonable measures to minimise the incidence of fraud in our agency and to investigate and recover the proceedings of fraud.
I am pleased to report on the Department of Agriculture’s progress in 2013–14 and to acknowledge the work of the department’s employees in delivering our outcomes.
26 September 2014