20 September 2018

Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie 
Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation 
Senate Parliament House 

Dear Minister McKenzie

Pursuant to section 59 of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 (ARPANS Act), I am pleased to present to you the Annual Report of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

As required by the ARPANS Act, the Annual Report provides details on:

  • the operations of the Chief Executive Officer, ARPANSA and the council and committees
  • any direction given by the Minister to me under section 16 of the ARPANS Act and any breach of licence conditions by a licensee, of which I am aware
  • all reports received from the Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council on matters related to radiation protection and nuclear safety or the Nuclear Safety Committee on matters related to nuclear safety and the safety of controlled facilities.

I certify that I am satisfied that ARPANSA has in place appropriate fraud risk assessment and fraud control plans, fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection procedures and processes, in accordance with the Australian Government Fraud Control Guidelines. ARPANSA has taken all reasonable measures to minimise the instance of fraud, investigate fraud and recover the proceeds of fraud against it.

Yours sincerely

Carl-Magnus Larsson 

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