Statement of Responsibility

In terms of the Public Finance Act 1989 and section 126 of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986, I am responsible, as Chief Executive of the Department of Building and Housing, for the preparation of the Department's and the Residential Tenancies Trust Account's financial statements and the judgements made in process of producing those statements.

I have the responsibility of establishing and maintaining, and I have established and maintained, a system of internal control procedures that provide reasonable assurance as to the integrity and reliability of financial reporting.

In my opinion these financial statements fairly reflect the financial position and operations of the Department and the Residential Tenancies Trust Account for the year ended 30 June 2005.

Katrina Bach
Chief Executive
30 September 2005

Rochelle Leahy
General Manager Business Support/CFO
30 September 2005