Kathryn Campbell CSC
The Hon. Alan Tudge MP
Minister for Human Services
CANBERRA ACT 2600
I am pleased to submit the Department of Human Services Annual Report for the year ending 30 June 2016, as required by section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. The report has been prepared in accordance with the Resource Management Guide No. 135 – Annual reports for non-corporate Commonwealth entities, issued by the Department of Finance.
The report meets my reporting requirements under the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988, the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989, and the Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973.
The report also includes information on the data-matching program for the period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 required by subsection 12(4) of the Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990. I am required to provide the report on the data-matching program to the Information Commissioner.
In accordance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework, the department has prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans, to minimise the incidence of fraud through appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation, and reporting mechanisms. Reasonable measures have also been taken to recover the proceeds of fraud against the department.
Kathryn Campbell 22 September 2016