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Letter of transmittal

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25 September 2020

The Hon Christian Porter MP
Attorney-General
Minister for Industrial Relations
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Dear Minister

I am pleased to present the annual report of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) for the financial year ending 30 June 2020.

This report has been prepared in accordance with all applicable obligations of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), including section 46 which requires that you table the report in parliament.

As an appendix to this report, I also present the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (BCIIP Act) Annual Report, as required under section 20 of the BCIIP Act, and the Security of Payments Working Group Annual Report on behalf of the Chair and in accordance with section 32K of the BCIIP Act.

As the accountable authority of the ABCC, pursuant to section 17AG(2)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (PGPA Rule), I certify that:

  • the ABCC has prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans
  • the ABCC has in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation and reporting mechanisms that meet the specific needs of the entity
  • I have taken all reasonable measures to appropriately deal with fraud relating to the entity.

Yours sincerely

Signature of Australian Building and Construction Commissioner, Stephen McBurney.

Stephen McBurney
Australian Building and Construction Commissioner