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Letter of Transmittal

Department of Defence, Australian Government

Senator the Hon Marise Payne MP
Minister for Defence
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Minister

We present the Defence Annual Report 2015–16 for the year ended 30 June 2016. The report has been prepared in accordance with section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. Subsection 46(1) of the Act requires that our report to you be tabled in Parliament.

Consistent with the requirements set out in sections 10 and 17AG of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014, 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, recording and reporting mechanisms that meet the specific needs of the department, and that Defence has taken all reasonable measures to appropriately prevent, detect and deal with fraud relating to the department.

Yours sincerely

Dennis Richardson's signature

Dennis Richardson AO
28 October 2016

Mark Binskin's signature

Mark Binskin AC
Air Chief Marshal
Chief of the Defence Force
22 October 2016