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Letter of transmittal

Senator the Hon Karen Andrews
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology
Parliament House

Dear Minister
I am pleased to present the annual report of IP Australia for the year ending 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 Annual Performance Statements in Chapter 12 of this report are prepared in accordance with paragraph 39(1)(b) of the PGPA Act and accurately presents IP Australia’s performance for the 2019–20 financial year, in accordance with section 39(2) of the PGPA Act.

The report includes IP Australia’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 IP Australia has in place appropriate fraud control mechanisms that meet our needs and comply with the PGPA Act and PGPA Rule for the 2019–20 period.

Yours sincerely

Michael Schwager
Director General
25 September 2020