Letter of Transmittal

The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science
Parliament House

Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia
Parliament House


Dear Ministers

I present to you the 2015–16 annual report of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science for tabling before the parliament, as required by section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

The department’s annual report includes the 2015–16 annual reports of Geoscience Australia and IP Australia, which are non-corporate Commonwealth entities within the Industry, Innovation and Science portfolio. The report includes information that meets the reporting requirements for legislation the department administers (Appendix A5 and Appendix A6).

I certify that the department, Geoscience Australia and IP Australia have prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans; have in place fraud prevention, detection, investigation and reporting mechanisms that meet their needs; and have taken all reasonable measures to appropriately deal with fraud.

Yours sincerely

Signature of Glenys Beauchamp, Secretary

Glenys Beauchamp
14 September 2016

CC: The Hon Craig Laundy MP
Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science