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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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18 December 2014

17 December 2014

Update: Response to Security Incident in Martin Place

The Reserve Bank expects to resume operations at its Head Office in Martin Place on 17 December.

16 December 2014


Speech by Dr Guy Debelle, Assistant Governor (Financial Markets), at the 27th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney Link, opening in a new window, to the audio webcast of Guy Debelle's speech given on 16 December 2014.

15 December 2014

Response to Security Incident in Martin Place

In response to the ongoing security incident in Martin Place, Sydney, the Reserve Bank of Australia has activated its business resumption facilities. All critical functions are expected to operate normally.

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