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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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3 September 2015

Unprecedented Changes in the Terms of Trade

Research Discussion Paper 2015-11

3 September 2015

The Life of Australian Banknotes

Research Discussion Paper 2015-10

31 August 2015

The Reserve Bank's Corporate Plan for 2015/16 has been prepared in accordance with section 35(1)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. This is the first Plan prepared by the Bank under the Act.

26 August 2015

‘Reform’ and Economic Growth

Remarks by Glenn Stevens, Governor, to the National Reform Summit, Sydney Link, opening in a new window, to the audio webcast of Glenn Stevens' remarks given on 26 August 2015.

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