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Letter of transmittal

The Hon Tony Abbott MP

Prime Minister

Parliament House

Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Prime Minister

I am pleased to present the Merit Protection Commissioner’s report for the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013 as part of the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s annual report required by section 51 of the Public Service Act 1999.

This report is prepared in accordance with the guidelines approved on behalf of the parliament by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit as required by section 51(2) of the Public Service Act 1999.

In presenting you with the report on the activities of the Merit Protection Commissioner, I take this opportunity to express my thanks to the staff of the Australian Public Service Commission for their assistance in what has been a productive year.

Yours sincerely

Karin Fisher

Acting Merit Protection Commissioner

October 2013