House of Representatives Committees

Standing Committee on Economics, Finance and Public Administration

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report 1998-99:
Final Report

The Committee tabled its report Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report 1998-99: Final Report on 26 June 2000. Copies of the full report are available in PDF format (176KB) or from the Committee Secretariat.

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Transcripts

29/11/1999 Sydney

Media releases

Government response: No response required

 

Table of contents of report:
Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report 1998-99: Final Report

FOREWORD

MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE

TERMS OF REFERENCE

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION

Background
Scope and conduct of the review

CHAPTER 2 CONDUCT OF MONETARY POLICY

Review of forecasts presented in November 1999
Prospects for 2000-2001
Interest rates and inflation
Exchange rate
Fiscal policy
Economic growth
Relationship between the Australian and US economies
Effects of the new tax system
Independence of the RBA
Transparency
CHAPTER 3 OTHER MATTERS

Payments system
Bank fees
Outsourcing
Margin lending
Common currency
The Y2K experience
MINORITY REPORT - Mr Anthony Albanese MP, Ms Anna Burke MP and Mr Mark Latham MP (ALP)
APPENDIX A - LIST OF SUBMISSIONS

1 Reserve Bank of Australia (PDF format) (Notes on Bank fees to Small Business)
2 Reserve Bank of Australia (PDF format) (Notes on Bank fees in Australia)

APPENDIX B - LIST OF HEARINGS, BRIEFINGS AND WITNESSES (PDF format)

(A copy of the public hearing transcripts for the 29 November 1999 and 22 May 2000 is available in PDF format or from the Committee Secretariat)

APPENDIX C - RBA Media Release on Monetary Policy dated 3 November 1999 (PDF format)

APPENDIX D - RBA Media Release on Monetary Policy dated 2 February 2000 (PDF format)

APPENDIX E - RBA Media Release on Monetary Policy dated 5 April 2000 (PDF format)

APPENDIX F - RBA Media Release on Monetary Policy dated 3 May 2000 (PDF format)

APPENDIX G - Statement on the Conduct of Monetary Policy (PDF format)

APPENDIX H - Submission No.2: Notes on Bank Fees in Australia (PDF format)

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