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Introductory Statement

I, Shane Stone, as the accountable authority of the National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency, present the 2019–20 annual performance statement of the Agency as required under paragraph 39(1) (a) of the Public Governance, Performance and
Accountability Act 2013
.

In December 2019, the Prime Minister announced the expansion of the Agency’s remit to include national drought responsibilities. From 19 December 2019, NQLIRA transitioned to become the National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency, which continues as an executive agency under the Public Service Act 1999, and a listed non-corporate Commonwealth entity subject to the requirements of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

The annual performance statement has been prepared to reflect the broader remit, as reflected
in the Drought and Flood Agency Corporate Plan 2019–20 – 2022–23 and the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2019–20 (under PM&C).

In my opinion, this annual performance statement is based on properly maintained records, accurately reflects the performance of the entity and complies with section 39(2) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

The Hon Shane L Stone AC QC
Coordinator-General
National Drought and North Queensland Flood
Response and Recovery Agency