The Institute of Public Administration Australia’s (IPAA) 29th Annual Report Awards was held yesterday in Canberra. Amongst the winners, our customer the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) won a Gold Award in the online report category. The judges pointed out in their comments “that the innovate and embedded ReadSpeaker technology, which is seen as best practice, was particularly impressive”. “The Annual Report Awards epitomise the work of IPAA by providing agencies with an opportunity to be assessed on their annual report accountability, encouraging excellence and good governance in public administration,” said Mr Metcalfe, President of the IPAA ACT and Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. The Annual Report Awards are open to all Australian government and ACT government agencies and bodies. The AIHW is the national agency set up to provide information and statistics on Australia’s health and welfare.The AIHW was established as a statutory authority in 1987 by the Australian Institute of Health Act 1987 to report to the nation on the state of its health. In 1992, the role and functions of the then Australian Institute of Health were expanded to include welfare related information and statistics, making it the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. You can listen to the annual report which won the award either by going to the different links and then listening to them with ReadSpeaker Enterprise Highlighting or by downloading the report and then listening to it using our ReadSpeaker docReader service.