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Acceptance of the report

The Hon. Darren Chester

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel

Dear Minister

STATEMENT BY ACCOUNTABLE AUTHORITIES

On behalf of the Council of the Australian War Memorial, we have pleasure in submitting to you, for presentation to each House of Parliament, the Australian War Memorial’s annual report for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. Council formally accepted this report on 31 August 2020.

This report is submitted to you as required by section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and is consistent with the requirements of that Act and its associated Rules, Resource Management Guides, and associated resources issued by the Department of Finance.

Also presented in this report is the annual performance statements of the Australian War Memorial as required under paragraph 39(1)(a) of the PGPA Act, and its annual financial statements as required under paragraph 42(1)(a).

In our opinion, these statements are based on properly maintained records, accurately reflect the performance of the Memorial, and comply with subsection 39(2) and 42(2) of the PGPA Act.

Mr Kerry Stokes AC - Chair

Matt Anderson PSM - Director

31 August 2020.