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AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONER

STEPHEN SEDGWICK

October 2011

The Honourable Julia Gillard MP

Prime Minister

Parliament House

Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Prime Minister

In accordance with section 44 of the Public Service Act 1999, I am pleased to present my annual report for the year ended 30 June 2011. This report includes the annual report of the Merit Protection Commissioner, as required by section 51 of the Public Service Act 1999.

This report has been prepared in accordance with section 44(4) of the Public Service Act 1999, which requires that you table the report in Parliament. It reflects the Requirements for annual reports for departments, executive agencies and FMA Act bodies endorsed by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit in July 2011.

The report includes the Commission’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 Commission has in place appropriate fraud control mechanisms that meet the Commission’s needs and that comply with the guidelines applying in 2010–11.

Yours sincerely

Stephen Sedgwick

Australian Public Service Commissioner