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

Interim Report

The Committee tabled its report Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report 1998-99: Interim Report on 13 March 2000. Copies of the full report are available in PDF format (280KB) or from the Committee Secretariat.

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Transcripts

22/05/2000 Melbourne

Media releases

Government response: No response required

 

Table of contents of report:
Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report 1998-99: Interim 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 June 1999 forecasts and future prospects
Interest rate increase
The Bank's approach to monetary policy
International issues
Commonality between US and Australian interest rate policy
Fiscal policy
Household debt
Capacity restraints
Inflation
Business investment
CHAPTER 3 FINANCIAL SYSTEM STABILITY

Year 2000
Surveillance of the financial system
Current account deficit
Derivatives
CHAPTER 4 OTHER ISSUES

Small business bank fees
Credit cards and bonus schemes
Payments system board
Public accountability
APPENDIX A - LIST OF SUBMISSIONS

1 Reserve Bank of Australia (PDF format) (Notes on Bank fees to Small Business)
APPENDIX B - LIST OF HEARINGS, BRIEFINGS AND WITNESSES

(A copy of the public hearing transcript for the 29 November 1999 is available in PDF format or from the Committee Secretariat)

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