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Letter of Transmittal

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

The Hon. David Littleproud MP

Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management

PO Box 6022

House of Representatives

Parliament House

CANBERRA ACT 2600

minister.littleproud [at] awe.gov.au

Dear Minister,

In accordance with the requirements of Section 28 of the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989 (PIRD Act), section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and the Funding Agreement 2015-2019, I present the Annual Report of AgriFutures Austalia for the year ended 30 June 2020.

Under section 46 of the PGPA Act and in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014, the Directors of AgriFutures Australia have prepared and approved the content of the Annual Report.

The activities of our organisation are reported against the objectives, strategies, outputs and outcomes of AgriFutures Australia's Strategic Research and Development Plan 2017-22, and are consistent with AgriFutures Australia's 2019-20 Annual Operational Plan and Portfolio Budget Statement.

In accordance with the requirements under paragraph 39 (1)(a) of the PGPA Act, the Annual Performance Statement contained in this Annual Report is based on properly maintained records, accurately reflects the performance of the AgriFutures Australia, complies with sub section 39(2) of the PGPA Act, and is in accordance with 16F of the PGPA Rule 2014.

Yours Faithfully

Mrs Kay Hull AM

Chair

cc:

Senator the Hon. Jonathon Duniam

Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries and Assistant Minister to the Minister for Agriculture

AssistantMinister.Duniam [at] agriculture.gov.au

Mr Andrew Metcalfe

Secretary

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Andrew.Metcalfe [at] agriculture.gov.au