Final Annual Report - Health Workforce Australia

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This report is prepared in accordance with the requirements, for a Final Annual Report for Health Workforce Australia (HWA), in the Health Workforce Australia (Abolition) Act 2014. This is a formal accountability document that details the activities of Health Workforce Australia from 1 July 2013 to 7 October 2014 (Reporting Period).

This Final Annual Report will be made available on the Department of Health website at

ISBN: 978-1-76007-180-6

Online ISBN: 978-1-76007-181-3

Publications approval number: 11083

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The Hon Sussan Ley MP

Minister for Health Minister for Sport

Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Minister

As required under the Health Workforce Australia (Abolition) Act 2014 (Abolition Act), I provide you, to table in each House of the Parliament, with the Health Workforce Australia (HWA) Final Annual Report for the period 1 July 2013 to 7 October 2014 (Reporting Period), which reports on the performance and functions of HWA.

The Abolition Act was passed through Parliament on 22 September 2014 and received the Royal Assent on 24 September 2014. The Health Workforce Australia Act 2009 (HWA Act) was repealed pursuant to Schedule 1, Part 2 of the Abolition Act. Schedule 1, Parts 2 and 3 of the Abolition Act commenced on 8 October 2014, being the day fixed by Proclamation. The functions and programmes of HWA were moved to the Department of Health.

This Report fulfills the requirements for the Final Annual Report under the Abolition Act.

The Australian National Audit Office performed the audit of HWA’s financial statements. To further protect the Commonwealth against fraud, unrecorded liabilities and other risks, the Department has undertaken internal and independent quality assurance over the financial statements.

Yours sincerely

Signature of Martin Bowles PSM Secretary of Health 24 February 2015.