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Chairman's message and letter of transmittal

Hon Paul Fletcher MP
Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Minister

On behalf of the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum, I am pleased to present the museum’s annual report for the financial year ended 30 June 2019.

This report has been prepared and is submitted to you 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 the Parliament. The report includes the museum’s audited financial statements and the annual performance statement as required by the PGPA Act.

This report was considered by the Council on 4 September 2019. The members of Council accept the report as a fair and accurate representation of the museum’s performance during the 2018–19 financial year.

As required by section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014, I certify that:

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

Minister, this report highlights the extraordinary results achieved by the museum this year and I note that Mr Peter Dexter AM was Chairman throughout the entire reporting period. Mr Dexter retired on 17 August 2019 after nine years as Chairman of Council. Mr Dexter’s contribution to the museum is unsurpassed and I am delighted that this report includes some of the highlights of ‘The Dexter Years’.

Yours sincerely

Signature of John Mullen, Chairman of the Australian National Maritime Museum

John Mullen