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Letter of transmittal

Australian Government Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority logo

10 October 2019

The Hon. Bridget McKenzie

Minister for Agriculture

Parliament House

Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Minister McKenzie

I am pleased to submit the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) annual report for the year ending 30 June 2019 for your agreement to table.

The APVMA is required by the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 to provide an annual report on its operations for the preceding financial year. Among other things, the report must contain the financial statements required by s. 42 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and an audit report on those statements under s. 43 of the PGPA Act. I confirm that this annual report complies with these requirements.

Also, in accordance with the Commonwealth fraud control guidelines, I certify that the APVMA has prepared a fraud risk assessment and a fraud control plan, and has in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection procedures.

Yours sincerely

Dr Chris Parker signature

Dr Chris Parker

Chief Executive Officer

GPO Box 3262, Sydney NSW 2001 Australia

Tel: +61 2 6770 2300

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