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 1996-97: Interim report

The Committee tabled its report Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia annual report 1996-97: Interim report on 23 March 1998. Copies of the full report are available in PDF format (121KB) and from the Committee Secretariat.

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Table of contents of report

FOREWORD

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

TERMS OF REFERENCE

ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

Background
Scope and conduct of the review
CHAPTER TWO: CONDUCT OF MONETARY POLICY AND SURVEILLANCE OF THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM

Conduct of monetary policy
Asia and the rest of the world
Effects of the Asia crisis on Australia
Level of unemployment: the economic problem that remains
Gold
Surveillance of the financial system
Wallis inquiry: Implications for the RBA
Payments system
Bank lending and bank margins
Approach to bank supervision
"Year 2000 problem"
Central bank cooperation
APPENDIX 1: LIST OF SUBMISSIONS

1 Reserve Bank of Australia (Small business lending)
APPENDIX 2: LIST OF HEARINGS AND WITNESSES ( A copy of the public hearing transcript for the 6 November 1997 is available in PDF format or from the Committee Secretariat)

Private Briefings
COMMITTEE'S REVIEWS OF ANNUAL REPORTS

38th Parliament
37th Parliament
LIST OF TABLES

Table 2.1: Margin over the Cash Rate

Speeches

Final report

The final report canvassed issues covered at the public hearing on 7 May 1998. The report was tabled in the House of Representatives on 22 June 1998. An index to the report is available on this site. Copies of the report are available in PDF format or from the Committee Secretariat.

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