Annual Report 2017-2018 OmbudsmanNT
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The Honourable Michael Gunner MLA Chief Minister Parliament House Darwin NT 0800 Dear Chief Minister I am pleased to present to you the Annual Report for the Ombudsman for the Northern Territory for the financial year 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. In respect of my duties as Accountable Officer, I advise that to the best of my knowledge and belief: a) proper records of all transactions affecting the Office were kept and employees under my control observed the provisions of the Financial Management Act, the Financial Management Regulations and Treasurers Directions; b) procedures within the Office afforded proper internal control, and a current description of these procedures can be found in the Accounting and Property Manual which has been prepared in accordance with the Financial Management Act; c) no indication of fraud, malpractice, major breach of legislation or delegations, major error in or omission from the accounts and records exists; d) in accordance with section 15 of the Financial Management Act, the internal audit capacity available to the Office is adequate and the results of internal audits were reported to me; e) the financial statements included in this Annual Report have been prepared from proper accounts and records and are in accordance with Treasurers Directions; and f) all Employment Instructions issued by the Commissioner for Public Employment have been satisfied; g) the Office has implemented processes to achieve compliance with the archives and records management provisions prescribed in Part 9 of the Information Act. In addition, in relation to items (a) and (e) above, the Chief Executive of the Department of Corporate and Information Services has advised that to the best of her knowledge and belief, proper records are kept of transactions undertaken by that Department on behalf of this Office and the employees under her control observe the provisions of the Financial Management Act, the Financial Management Regulations and Treasurer's Directions. Yours sincerely Peter Shoyer Ombudsman 28 September 2018