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Letter of transmittal

Our reference: 2021/2617


Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Attorney-General
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

27 September 2021

Dear Attorney-General
We present to you the annual report on the operations of the National Archives of Australia and the
National Archives of Australia Advisory Council for the year ended 30 June 2021.

The report has been prepared for the purposes of section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), and subsections 68(1) and 68(2) of the Archives Act 1983 (Archives Act), which require the National Archives of Australia and the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council to prepare and provide annual reports to you for presentation to the parliament.

The National Archives’ annual performance statement has been prepared in accordance with paragraph 39(1)(a) of the PGPA Act and accurately presents the entities’ performance for the 2020–21 financial year in accordance with subsection 39(2) of the PGPA Act.

The report includes the National Archives’ audited financial statements as required by section 43(4) of the PGPA Act.

We, as the Director-General and Chair, certify that the National Archives has prepared fraud risk assessments and a fraud control plan in accordance with section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (PGPA Rule). The National Archives has fraud prevention, detection, investigation and reporting mechanisms that meet our needs and has taken all reasonable measures to deal with fraud relating to the National Archives. No instances of fraud have been identified during the period.

signature of David Fricker David Fricker Director-General Signature of Dr Denver Beanland Dr Denver Beanland AM Chair, Advisory Council

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