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Letter of transmittal

23 September 2020

The Hon Dan Tehan MP

Minister for Education

Parliament House


Dear Minister

It is with great pleasure that I present the Australian Research Council Annual Report 2019–20. This report has been prepared for the purposes of:

  • section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, which requires that an Annual Report be given to the entity’s responsible Minister for presentation to the Parliament
  • section 46 of the Australian Research Council Act 2001 (ARC Act), which requires that the report given to you must deal with:
    • any matters required by other provisions of the ARC Act to be dealt with in the report (Ministerial directions)
    • any other matters that the Minister, by notice in writing to the CEO, requires to be dealt with in the report.
  • all other enabling legislation that specifies requirements in relation to the report.

There were no relevant matters to be dealt with in the Annual Report 2019–20 as required under section 46 of the ARC Act.

As the Accountable Authority of the ARC, I certify that:

  • fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans have been prepared
  • appropriate mechanisms for preventing, detecting incidents of, investigating or otherwise dealing with, and recording or reporting fraud that meet the specific needs of the ARC are in place
  • all reasonable measures have been taken to deal appropriately with fraud relating to the ARC.

Yours sincerely

Professor Sue Thomas

Chief Executive Officer