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Letter of transmittal

Senator the Hon Marise Payne

Minister for Defence

Parliament House

Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Minister

We present the Defence Annual Report 2014–15 for the year ended 30 June 2015. 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.

Consistent with section 10 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 deal with fraud relating to the department.

Yours sincerely

Dennis Richardson

Secretary

9 October 2015

Mark Binskin, AC

Air Chief Marshal

Chief of the Defence Force

9 October 2015