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Statement by accountable authority

On behalf of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Board, the accountable authority, I present the AIHW’s2019–20 annual performance statements, as required under section 39(1)(a) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act). In our opinion, at the date of this statement, these annual performance statements accurately reflect the performance of the AIHW for 2019–20 and comply with section39(2) of the PGPA Act. On 24 September 2020, these statements were approved by a resolution of the AIHW Board.

Louise Markus

AIHW Board Chair.

Our purpose

To create authoritative and accessible information and statistics that inform decisions and improve the health and welfare of all Australians.


Outcome 1 of the Portfolio Budget Statements: A robust evidence base for the health, housing and community sectors, including through developing and disseminating comparable health and welfare information and statistics.

Program contributing to Outcome 1

Program 1.1 in the Portfolio Budget Statements: Develop, collect, analyse and report high-quality national health and welfare information and statistics for governments and the community.