Department of Health Annual Report 2016-17

Letter of Transmittal

Page last updated: 19 October 2017

The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health
Minister for Sport
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Dear Minister
I present you with the Department of Health Annual Report for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.
This report has been prepared for the purposes of section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, which requires that an annual report be given to the responsible Minister for presentation to the Parliament.
The report contains information specific to the Department required under other legislation, including the:
•	National Health Act 1953 (Appendix 1 - Processes Leading to Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee Consideration Annual Report for 2016-17);
•	Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 (Appendix 2 - Report from the Director of the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme);
•	Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014
(Appendix 3 - Australian National Preventive Health Agency Financial Statements); and
•	Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973 and Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (Part 3.4 – External Scrutiny and Compliance).
Yours sincerely
Glenys Beauchamp
13 October 2017

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