I am pleased to present the Annual Report of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for the year ended 30 June 2021.
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 2021.
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 2020–21 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) Rule 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 2020–21.
Philip Gaetjens 28 September 2021
Cc Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Women
The Hon Ken Wyatt MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians
The Hon Ben Morton MP, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Assistant Minister to the Minister for the Public Service
The Hon David Coleman MP, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Senator the Hon Amanda Stoker, Assistant Minister for Women