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Letter of transmittal

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29 September 2017

Parliament House

Dear Attorney-General

Attorney-General's Department Annual Report 2016–17

I am pleased to present the annual report of the Attorney-General's Department of the year ended 30 June 2017.

This report has been prepared for the purposes of section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), which requires that I prepare and provide an annual report to you for presentation to the Parliament.

The report includes the department's audited financial statements as required by sections 42, 43 and 46 of the PGPA Act. It also includes the department's performance statements as required under paragraph 39(1)(a) of the PGPA Act. In my opinion, these annual performance statements accurately reflect the performance of the entity, and comply with subsection 39(2) of the PGPA Act.

As required by section 10 of the PGPA Act, I certify that the department has prepared fraud risk assessments and a fraud control plan; that the department has fraud prevention, detection, investigation and reporting mechanisms that meet its needs; and that I have taken all reasonable measures to deal with fraud relating to the department. There have been no significant instances of fraud identified during the period.

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Chris Moraitis PSM