Letter of Transmittal
The Hon Mark Vaile MP
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Dear Deputy Prime Minister
I am pleased to present the Annual Report of the Department of Transport and Regional Services for the year ended 30 June 2007.
This report has been prepared in accordance with section 63 of the Public Service Act 1999, which also requires that you table the report in the parliament.
The report summarises the Department's performance and includes our audited financial statements as required by section 57 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997. It includes other information such as that required by:
- paragraph 5.15(2) of the Airports (Environment Protection) Regulations 1997;
- section 29 of the Air Navigation Act 1920;
- section 20 of the Aircraft Noise Levy Collection Act 1995; and
- various whole of government Acts as highlighted in the table of contents.
I also advise that the Department has in place appropriate fraud detection, investigation, reporting and data collection procedures and processes; and has prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans that meet the Department's needs and comply with the Australian Government Fraud Control Guidelines.
Michael J. Taylor
17 October 2007
The Hon Jim Lloyd MP
Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads
The Hon De-Anne Kelly MP
GPO Box 594 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia - Telephone: 02 6274 7573 - Facsimile:
02 6274 8166
Website: www.dotars.gov.au/ - ABN 86 267 354 017