Department of Parliamentary ServicesAnnual Report 2017–18

Letters of Transmittal

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Letter of Transmittal from Secretary

The Hon Tony Smith MP
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Senator the Hon Scott Ryan
President of the Senate
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Dear Mr Speaker and Mr President

Department of Parliamentary Services Annual Report 2017–18

I am pleased to present the Department of Parliamentary Services Annual Report 2017–18 in accordance with section 65 of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 and section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

The report includes the annual report of the Parliamentary Librarian as required by subsection 65(3) of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999.

As required by the Commonwealth Fraud Policy and in line with section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014, I am satisfied that for 2017–18, the department had:

  • undertaken a risk assessment
  • a control plan
  • appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection procedures that met the specific needs of the department, and
  • taken all reasonable measures to minimise the incidence of fraud and to investigate and recover the proceeds of fraud against the department.

Yours sincerely

Signature of Rob Stefanic

Rob Stefanic
Secretary
28 September 2018

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Letter of Transmittal from Parliamentary Librarian

The Hon Tony Smith MP
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Senator the Hon Scott Ryan
President of the Senate
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Dear Mr Speaker and Mr President

Parliamentary Library Annual Report 2017–18

In accordance with subsection 65(3) of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999, I am pleased to submit the Parliamentary Librarian’s annual report for the year ending 30 June 2018.

That provision requires the report to be presented to the Presiding Officers after the end of each financial year, and to be included in the report on the activities of the Department of Parliamentary Services made under subsection 65(1)(c) of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999.

Section 38H of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 requires that the Parliamentary Librarian give a report on the performance of the functions of the Parliamentary Librarian to the Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library at least once every financial year.

Yours sincerely

Signature of Dr Dianne Heriot

Dr Dianne Heriot
Parliamentary Librarian
28 September 2018

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