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Letter of transmittal


The Hon Paul Fletcher
Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts
Parliament House

Dear Minister

I present the Annual Report of the Department of Communications and the Arts for the year ended 30 June 2019. The report has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for your presentation to parliament.

The following legislation specify additional reporting requirements, which are met in this report:

  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 (section 24Y)
  • Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (section 311A)
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (section 516A)
  • Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 (section 47)
  • Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Schedule 2, Part 4)

Our fraud control arrangements comply with section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule and the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework. In accordance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework, I certify that fraud control plans have been prepared and implemented and regular fraud risk assessments undertaken for the department; appropriate mechanisms for preventing, detecting incidents of, investigating or otherwise dealing with, and recording or reporting fraud that meet the specific needs of the entity are in place for the department; and all reasonable measures have been taken to deal appropriately with fraud relating to the department.

Yours sincerely

Mike Mrdak AO
18 September 2019