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Letter of transmittal

CSIRO Head Office
Clunies Ross Street, Acton ACT 2601
GPO Box 1700, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
T (02) 6276 6000 • ABN 41 687 119 230 

31 August 2018

The Hon Karen Andrews MP
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

We have pleasure in submitting to you, for presentation to Parliament, the seventieth Annual Report of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for the year ending 30 June 2018. This report has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Science and Industry Research Act 1949 and in accordance with section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014.

The report was endorsed for presentation to you at the meeting of the CSIRO Board members on 31 August 2018.

The report includes at Part 6 the report from the Chief Executive of CSIRO, as trustee of the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (the Fund), established under the Science and Industry Endowment Act 1926, on the operations of the Fund together with a report by the Auditor-General on the accounts of the Fund.

The Corporate Commonwealth Annual Reporting Rule requires CSIRO to report any significant activities and changes that affected the organisation or structure. During the annual reporting period, CSIRO restructured its Executive Team to more directly connect to our people and our science by establishing the Executive Director People and Executive Director Growth roles. Data61’s CEO joined the Executive Team to build on CSIRO’s unique ‘digital plus industry’ expertise.

We commend the organisation’s achievements to you.

Mr David Thodey AO
Chairman of the CSIRO Board

Dr Larry Marshall
Chief Executive of the CSIRO

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