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Defence Annual Report 2012-13

Senator the Hon David Johnston

Minister for Defence
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Minister

We present the Defence Annual Report 2012-13 for the year ended 30 June 2013. The report has been prepared in accordance with section 63 of the Public Service Act 1999. Subsection 63(1) of the Act requires that our report to you be tabled in Parliament.

In accordance with section 45 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 and pursuant to regulation 16A of the Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997, we are satisfied that Defence has prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans, and has in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection procedures and processes that meet the specific needs of the department and comply with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines. Defence has taken all reasonable measures to minimise the incidence of fraud and to investigate and recover the proceeds of fraud.

Yours sincerely

Dennis Richardson
[signed 29 October 2013]

Dennis Richardson
Chief of the Defence Force
[signed 29 October 2013]

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