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Letter of Transmittal

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Secretary

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Dear Minister

I am pleased to present the Annual Report of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government for the year ended 30 June 2008.

This report has been prepared in accordance with the 2007-08 edition of the Requirements for Annual Reports for Departments, Executive Agencies and FMA Act Bodies; and 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.

Yours sincerely

Signature of Michael J. Taylor
Michael J. Taylor
SECRETARY
20 October 2008

cc

The Hon Gary Gray AO MP
Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Northern Australia

 

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