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Letter of transmittal

15 September 2020

Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck
Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians
Minister for Youth and Sport
Senate Parliament House

Re: 2019–2020 Annual Report of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)

Dear Minister Colbeck

I am pleased to present to you the 20192020 Annual Report for ARPANSA pursuant to section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, which requires that an annual report be given to you as ARPANSA’s responsible Minister for presentation to the Parliament, and section 59 of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 (the ARPANS Act).

As required by the ARPANS Act, this report provides details on:

  • the activities of the Chief Executive Officer, ARPANSA, the Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council (the Council), the Nuclear Safety Committee (NSC), and the Radiation Health Committee
  • any directions given to me by the current or previous responsible Ministers under section 16 of the ARPANS Act and any breach of licence conditions by a licensee, of which I am aware
  • all reports I have received from the Council on matters related to radiation protection and nuclear safety or the NSC on matters related to nuclear safety and the safety of controlled facilities, and
  • any directions I have given as CEO under section 41 of the ARPANS Act and improvement notices that ARPANSA inspectors have given under section 80A of the ARPANS Act.

I also certify as the accountable authority for ARPANSA that, in compliance with section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014, the agency has prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans; has in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation and reporting mechanisms that meet the agency’s specific needs; and I have taken all reasonable measures to appropriately deal with fraud relating to the agency.

Yours sincerely

Signature of ARPANSA CEO, Carl-Magnus Larsson

Carl-Magnus Larsson