27 September 2017

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Employment
Parliament House

Dear Minister

I am pleased to submit the Annual Report of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) for the financial year ending 30 June 2017 (the annual report). The annual report has been prepared for the purposes of section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act).

A single set of financial statements and annual report has been prepared for the ABCC and its predecessor agency the Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate, also known as Fair Work Building and Construction (FWBC). In the 2016–17 reporting year, FWBC was in operation from 1 July 2016 until the ABCC commenced on 2 December 2016.

As the Accountable Authority of the ABCC, pursuant to section 17AG of the PGPA Rule 2014, I certify that:

  • the ABCC has prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans;
  • the ABCC has in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation and reporting mechanisms that meet the specific needs of the entity; and
  • I have taken all reasonable measures to appropriately deal with fraud relating to the entity.

Yours sincerely

Nigel Hadgkiss
Australian Building and Construction Commission