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Annual Report 2015/16

Letter of transmittal

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Dr Heather Smith PSM
Secretary

Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield Minister for Communications
Minister for the Arts Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600

Dear Minister

I present the Annual Report of the Department of Communications and the Arts (the Department) for the year ended 30 June 2016 for your presentation to the Parliament in accordance with subsection 63(1) of the Public Service Act 1999.

This Report has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

In accordance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework, I certify that fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans have been prepared for the Department; appropriate mechanisms for preventing, detecting incidents of, investigating or otherwise dealing with, and recording or reporting fraud that meet the specific needs of the entity are in place for the Department; and all reasonable measures have been taken to deal appropriately with fraud relating to the Department.

Yours sincerely
Heather Smith
22 September 2016