House of Representatives Committees

Standing Committee on Economics, Finance and Public Administration

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

Final Report

The Committee tabled its report The Centenary of Federation Hearing: Review of Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report 1999-2000 on 25 June 2001. Copies of the full report are available in PDF format (134KB) or from the Committee Secretariat.

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Transcripts

11/05/2001 Melbourne
01/12/2000 Wagga Wagga

Media releases

Government response: 7 May 2002 (PDF format 134KB)

 

Table of contents of report:
The Centenary of Federation Hearing: Review of Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report 1999-2000

FOREWORD

MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE

TERMS OF REFERENCE

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION

Background
Scope and conduct of the review

CHAPTER 2 CONDUCT OF MONETARY POLICY

Review of forecasts presented in December 2000
World economy
Economic growth
Housing sector
Consumer and business confidence
Impact of the new tax system
Fiscal policy
Exchange rate
Interest rates, inflation and monetary policy
Prospects for 2001-02

CHAPTER 3 OTHER MATTERS

Transparency and accountability
Composition of the Board
Role of the Board
Transparency of Board activities
Summary
Developments from the interchange fee study
RBA State offices
Resources
Prudential supervision of the insurance and superannuation industries
Cheque clearing cycle

APPENDIX A - LIST OF HEARINGS, BRIEFINGS AND WITNESSES

(A copy of the public hearing transcript for the 11 may 2001 hearing is available in PDF format or from the Committee Secretariat)

APPENDIX B - LIST OF EXHIBITS

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