RBA Governor to appear before House Economics Committee

Issue date: Thursday, 10 February 2022

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics will hold a public hearing with the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Mr Philip Lowe, on Friday, 11 February 2022. The RBA last appeared before the committee in August 2021.

Monetary policy has been incredibly consequential for the Australian economy and the decisions the RBA take, have an impact on everyone. Particularly at a time of great uncertainty when the COVID-19 pandemic and new strains continue to affect economies and markets around the globe.

The committee will be scrutinising recent measures of the RBA, including its decisions to cease further purchases under the bond purchasing program and to maintain the cash rate target at 10 basis points. Additionally, the committee will scrutinise the RBA’s thinking around inflation targets and its outlook for monetary policy.

Public hearing details

Committee:         House of Representatives Economics Committee
Venue:                 Video Conference, Committee Room 2R1
Date:                    Friday, 11 February 2022
Time:                   9.30am to 12.30pm

Due to health and safety concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, these hearings are not currently scheduled to be open for public attendance. The hearing will be broadcast live at aph.gov.au/live.

Media enquiries

Committee Chair Mr Jason Falinski MP
Electorate: (02) 8484 0300
Parliament: (02) 6277 2324

For background information

Committee Secretariat
Phone: (02) 6277 4587
Email: economics.reps@aph.gov.au
Website: www.aph.gov.au/economics

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