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The Reserve Bank of Australia conducts monetary policy, works to maintain a strong financial system and issues the nation's banknotes. The Reserve Bank commenced
operations as Australia's central bank on 14 January 1960.

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30 June 2015

The Changing Landscape of Central Banking

Address by Glenn Stevens, Governor, to the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) City Lecture, London

19 June 2015

Passing of Sir Harold Knight KBE DSC

On behalf of current and former colleagues at the Reserve Bank, the Governor, Glenn Stevens, records, with deep regret, that former Governor, Sir Harold Knight KBE DSC, known to his friends and family as Harry, has died today, aged 95.

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