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Letter of transmittal


Senator the Hon David Johnston
Minister for Defence
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Minister

We present the Defence Annual Report 2013–14 for the year ended 30 June 2014. 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 certify that 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. Defence has taken all reasonable measures to minimise the incidence of fraud and to investigate and recover the proceeds of fraud.

Yours sincerely

signature of Dennis Richardson

Dennis Richardson
24 October 2014

signature of Mark Binskin

Mark Binskin, AC
Air Chief Marshal
Chief of the Defence Force
24 October 2014