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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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14 August 2014

Remarks by Jenny Hancock, Senior Manager, Payments System Stability, Payments Policy Department, at the Risk Australia Conference, Sydney Link, opening in a new window, to the audio webcast of Jenny Hancock's remarks given on 14 August 2014.

4 August 2014

From Bank to Battlefield

The Reserve Bank commemorates the centenary of the commencement of the First World War with an online exhibition, From Bank to Battlefield. It is dedicated to the involvement of bank staff in the war and those who helped found the nation's central bank.

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