Report

Reserve Bank Amendment (Australian Reconstruction and Development Board)

31 March 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-190-9

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Senate Economics Legislation Committee (PDF 21KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 29KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of this report

Chapter 2 (PDF 67KB)

Background and overview of the bill
Commonwealth Development Bank and the RBA's former role in rural credit

Chapter 3 - Problems the bill seeks to address (PDF 165KB)

Challenges facing regional Australia
Is there a rural debt crisis?
Data on rural debt
Conclusion

Chapter 4 - Key issues (PDF 123KB)

The ARDB and the RBA's 'rural reconstruction and development policy'
Alternatives
Conclusion

Chapter 5 - Committee view (PDF 28KB)
Dissenting Report by Senator Nick Xenophon - Rural debt: Crisis, what crisis? (PDF 48KB)

The need for the Australian Reconstruction and Development Board
The functions of the ARDB
Major lenders are not responding to this crisis
Conclusion

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions received (PDF 25KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Additional information received (PDF 11KB)
APPENDIX 3 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 9KB)
APPENDIX 4 - Answers to questions on notice received from the Department of Agriculture (PDF 29KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Standing Committees on Economics
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3540
Fax: +61 2 6277 5719
economics.sen@aph.gov.au