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Letter of transmittal

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
PO Box 1379

20 September 2019

The Hon Sussan Ley MP
Minister for the Environment
PO Box 2600
House of Representatives
Parliament House

Dear Minister

In accordance with subsection 53(1) of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975, I submit the annual report of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (the Authority) for the year ended 30 June 2019.

The report has been prepared for the purpose of section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), which requires that an annual report be given to the entity’s responsible Minister for presentation to the Parliament.

It has been prepared in accordance with the requirements for annual reports for departments, executive agencies and other non-corporate Commonwealth entities, as approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit under subsection 70(2) of the Public Service Act 1999.

This annual report has been prepared in line with the Resource Management Guide No. 135: Annual reports for non-corporate Commonwealth entities, updated by the Department of Finance in May 2019.

In accordance with section 10 of the PGPA Rule 2014 (Fraud Rule) and the Commonwealth Fraud Control Policy (Fraud Policy), the Authority has prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans and has in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection processes and procedures. We have also taken all reasonable measures to minimise the incidence of fraud and to investigate and recover the proceeds of fraud against the Authority.

Yours sincerely

Josh Thomas
Chief Executive Officer