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Letter of transmittal

The Hon Christian Porter MP
Parliament House

Dear Attorney-General

I am pleased to present the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security annual report for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

This report has been prepared for the purposes of section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and section 35 of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986.

Each of the intelligence agencies within my jurisdiction has confirmed that the publication of the components of the report that relate to them will not prejudice security, the defence of Australia, Australia’s relations with other countries, law enforcement operations or the privacy of individuals. The report is therefore suitable to be laid before each House of Parliament.

The report includes my office’s audited financial statements prepared in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015. As required by section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014, I certify that my office has undertaken a fraud risk assessment and has a fraud control plan, both of which are reviewed periodically. I further certify that appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation and reporting mechanisms are in place that meet the specific needs of my agency and that I have taken all reasonable measures to appropriately deal with fraud relating to the agency.

Yours sincerely

Jake Blight

Acting Inspector-General

29 September 2020