Letter of transmittal

Crest of the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM

The Hon Scott Morrison MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House

Dear Prime Minister

I am pleased to present the Annual Report of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for the year ended 30 June 2019.

The report has been prepared in accordance with all applicable obligations of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) including section 46, which requires that you table the report in Parliament. The report reflects the matters dealt with and legislation administered by the Department as at 30 June 2019.

The annual performance statement in Part 2 of this report is prepared in accordance with paragraph 39(1)(a) of the PGPA Act and accurately presents the Department’s performance for the 2018–19 financial year in accordance with subsection 39(2) of the PGPA Act.

The report includes the Department’s audited financial statements prepared in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015 (PGPA Rule).

I certify that I am satisfied that the Department has in place appropriate fraud control mechanisms that meet our needs and comply with the PGPA Act, PGPA Rule and associated framework applying in 2018–19.

Yours sincerely

Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM 30
August 2019

Cc Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Women
The Hon Ken Wyatt MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians
The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service and Cabinet The Hon
Ben Morton MP, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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