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 2015, prepared in accordance with section 63 of the Public Service Act 1999.
Section 63(1) of the Public Service Act and section 46(1) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) require that I provide you with an annual report for presentation to the Parliament.
This report reflects the Requirements for annual reports for departments, executive agencies and other non-corporate Commonwealth entities 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 section 10 of the PGPA Act. 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 present my first annual report to you and would like to acknowledge the work of my colleagues and our staff to deliver the department’s objectives in 2014–15.
18 September 2015