Letter of Transmittal

11 October 2022

Senator the Hon Sue Lines
President of the Senate
Suite SG.40
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600


Pursuant to section 65 of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999, I give you a report for presentation to the Senate on the activities of the Department of the Senate for the year ended 30 June 2022.

The report includes the department's audited financial statements, prepared under section 42 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, and an annual performance statement as required by section 39 of that Act.

In addition, and as required by paragraph 17AG(2)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014, I certify that: a fraud risk assessment and a fraud control plan have been prepared; the department has in place appropriate fraud control mechanisms that meet its needs; and all reasonable measures have been taken to deal appropriately with fraud relating to the department.

(Richard Pye)
Clerk of the Senate