Letter of Transmittal

The Hon Peter Dutton MP
Minister for Health
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Minister

I am pleased to present the 2013-14 annual report of the National Blood Authority (NBA) and the NBA Board.

This document has been prepared in accordance with sub-sections 44(1) and 44(2) of the National Blood Authority Act 2003, sections 63 and 70 of the Public Service Act 1999, section 5 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 and the May 2014 annual report requirements published by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. I certify that all of the requirements have been addressed.

I certify that the NBA has prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans and has in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection procedures and processes that meet the specific needs of the agency and has complied with the requirements of the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines. I also certify that the NBA has taken all reasonable measures to minimise the incidence of fraud in the Authority and to investigate and recover the proceeds of fraud against the NBA.

Yours sincerely,

Leigh McJames' Signature

Leigh McJames
General Manager
National Blood Authority

7 October 2014