Dr Martin Parkinson PSM
Hon. J. B. Hockey MP
CANBERRA ACT 2600
I am pleased to present the annual report of the Treasury for the year ended 30 June 2013.
This report has been prepared in accordance with section 63 of the Public Service Act 1999. Subsection 63 (1) of the Act requires that the Secretary to the department is to provide a copy of the report to the agency minister for presentation to the Parliament.
As provided in subsection 63 (2) of the Act, the report has been prepared in accordance with guidelines approved on behalf of the Parliament by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit. These guidelines provide that a copy of the annual report is to be laid before each house of the Parliament on or before 31 October.
The report includes the Treasury’s audited financial statements as required by section 57 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.
In addition, and as required by the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines, I certify that I am satisfied that the Treasury has in place appropriate fraud control mechanisms that meet the Treasury’s needs and that comply with the guidelines applying in 2012-13.
3 October 2013