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Publication date: 2019

ISSN 1839-5155

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Phone: 1300 363 992
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Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
GPO Box 5218
SYDNEY NSW 2001

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Letter of Transmittal

The Hon Christian Porter MP
Attorney-General
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Attorney,

I am pleased to provide to you, for presentation to the Parliament, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC’s) Annual Report 2018–19 for the year ending 30 June 2019.

This report has been prepared for the purposes of s 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), which requires that I prepare and provide an annual report to you for presentation to the Parliament.

Section 30 of the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010 (AIC Act) requires the Information Commissioner to prepare an annual report — under aforementioned s 46 of the PGPA Act — on the OAIC’s operations, including a report on freedom of information matters (defined in s 31 of the AIC Act) and privacy matters (defined in s 32 of the AIC Act).

The freedom of information matters include a summary of the data collected from Australian Government ministers and agencies in relation to activities under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

I certify that the OAIC has prepared a fraud risk assessment and fraud control plan. We also have a number of appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection mechanisms in place. The OAIC has taken all reasonable measures to minimise the incidence of fraud.

I certify that this report has been prepared in line with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Amendments (Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entity Annual Reporting) Rule 2016.

Yours sincerely,

Angelene Falk
Australian Information Commissioner
Australian Privacy Commissioner

12 September 2019

Contents

Part 1: Overview

Part 2: Performance

Part 3: Management and accountability

Part 4: Financial statements

Part 5: Appendices