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Letter of Transmittal

14 September 2020

The Hon. Karen Andrews MP
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Dear Minister

On behalf of the Council (as the accountable authority of the Australian Institute of Marine Science—AIMS), we have pleasure in presenting our 48th annual report, for the year ended 30 June 2020. The report is forwarded to you in accordance with section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

This report provides information so that you, the Parliament of Australia, and users of AIMS’ research outputs can make an informed judgement about AIMS’ performance during the 2019–20 financial year.

This report has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972 and in accordance with section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and with the requirements of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Amendment (Corporate Commonwealth Entity Annual Reporting) Rule 2016.

On behalf of the AIMS Council, the Chairman endorsed the content of the AIMS Annual Report 2019–20 on 7 August 2020.

Yours sincerely

The Hon. Penelope Wensley AC
Chairman
Australian Institute of Marine Science

Dr Paul Hardisty
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Institute of Marine Science