Our reference: 2019/1015
Hon Christian Porter MP
CANBERRA ACT 2600
13 September 2019
We have pleasure in forwarding to you the annual reports on the operations of the National Archives of Australia and the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council 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), and is submitted in accordance with subsections 68(1) and 68(2) of the Archives Act 1983 which require the National Archives of Australia and the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council to prepare and provide you with reports of their operations and proceedings for the 2018–19 year for presentation to the Parliament.
This report includes the National Archives’ audited financial statements as required by sections 42, 43 and 46 of the PGPA Act. It also includes the National Archives’ performance statements as required under paragraph 39(1)(a) of the PGPA Act. In our opinion, these annual performance statements accurately reflect the performance of the entity, and comply with subsection 39(2) of the PGPA Act.
As required by section 10 of the PGPA Act we, as the Director-General and Chair, certify that we are satisfied that the National Archives has prepared fraud risk assessments and a fraud control plan; that the National Archives has fraud prevention, detection, investigation and reporting mechanisms that meet our needs; and that we have taken all reasonable measures to deal with fraud relating to the National Archives. No instances of fraud have been identified during the period.