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© Commonwealth of Australia 2021

ISSN: 2203-8558 (print)

ISSN: 2203-8566 (online)

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About this report

This is the Secretary's report to the Minister for Finance on the performance of the Department of Finance (Finance) for the financial year 2020–21.

The report has been prepared in accordance with Resource Management Guide No. 135: Annual reports for non-corporate Commonwealth entities.

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