Senator the Hon Anne Ruston Minister for Families and Social Services Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600
The Hon Stuart Robert MP Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister for Government Services Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600
I am pleased to submit the Department of Social Services (‘the department’) Annual Report for the year ending 30 June 2020 under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act). The report has been prepared in accordance with Resource Management Guide No. 135 – Annual reports for non-corporate Commonwealth entities, issued by the Department of Finance.
This annual report includes the department’s audited financial statements, as required by section 43(4) of the PGPA Act. The report meets the department’s reporting requirements under the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act1999, the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 and the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988. The report also includes the second annual report of the National Redress Scheme Operator on the operation of the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, under section 187 of the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018.
In accordance with section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014, I certify that the department has prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans, and has in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation, and reporting mechanisms that meet its specific needs. Reasonable measures have also been taken to appropriately deal with fraud relating to the department.