Letter of transmittal

​​​The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Deputy Prime Minister

I present the annual report for the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources for the year ended 30 June 2016.

Section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) requires that I provide you with an annual report for presentation to the Parliament. This annual report also presents the department's first annual performance statements in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014.

In presenting this report, I am satisfied that the department has prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans in accordance with section 10 of the PGPA Act. The department has in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection procedures and processes to meet its needs, and has taken all reasonable measures to minimise the incidence of fraud in our agency and to investigate and recover the proceedings of fraud.

I am pleased to present our annual report to you and express my appreciation to our staff for their work delivering the department's strategic objectives in 2015-16.

Yours sincerely

[signed]

Daryl Quinlivan

19 September 2016​

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