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Chair's letter of transmittal

The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP 
Minister for Indigenous Australians  
Parliament House 

Dear Minister 

I am pleased to submit the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (‘the institute’) Annual Report for the year ending 30 June 2020 under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act). The report has been prepared in accordance with Resource Management Guide No. 136 – Annual reports for corporate Commonwealth entities, issued by the Department of Finance. 

This annual report includes the institute’s audited financial statements, as required by section 43(4) of the PGPA Act.

In accordance with section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014, I certify that the institute has prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans, and has in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation and reporting mechanisms that meet its specific needs. Reasonable measures have also been taken to appropriately deal with fraud relating to the institute. 

This report details our ongoing efforts for a world in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and cultures are recognised, respected, celebrated and valued. 

Yours sincerely

Jodie Sizer 
31 September 2020