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Rosemary Huxtable PSM


Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance

Parliament House




Dear Minister


I am pleased to present the annual report of the Department of Finance for the financial year 2016–17.

This 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 2017.

The report includes the department’s audited financial statements as required by section 43(4) of the PGPA Act.

As required by section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014, I certify that:

  • the department has prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans
  • the department has in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation and reporting mechanisms that meet its specific needs
  • I have taken all reasonable measure to appropriately deal with fraud relating to the department.

Yours sincerely




Rosemary Huxtable

October 2017


cc Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Special Minister of State

Last updated: 06 November 2017