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Letter of transmittal

The Hon Scott Morrison MP

Prime Minister

Parliament House


Dear Prime Minister

I am pleased to present the Annual Report of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for the year ended 30 June 2020.

The report has been prepared in accordance with all applicable obligations of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) including section 46, which requires that you table the report in Parliament. The report reflects the matters dealt with and the legislation administered by the Department as at 30 June 2020.

The annual performance statement in Part 2 of this report is prepared in accordance with paragraph 39(1}(a) of the PGPA Act and accurately presents the Department's performance for the 2019-20 financial year in accordance with subsection 39(2} of the PGPA Act.

The report includes the Department's audited financial statements prepared in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability {Financial Reporting) Rufe 2015 (PGPA Rule}.

I certify that I am satisfied that the Department has in place appropriate fraud control mechanisms that meet our needs and comply with the subsection 17AG(2} of the PGPA Rule and that all reasonable steps have been taken in relation to fraud control in 2019-20.

Yours sincerely

Philip Gaetjens

22 September 2020

Cc Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Women

The Hon Ken Wyatt MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians

The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service and Cabinet

The Hon Ben Morton MP, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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