Media Release Statement by the Governor, Mr Ian Macfarlane:
Press Reporting of Comments Made in Brisbane

Today's Australian Financial Review misrepresented some of the comments I made in Brisbane yesterday.

The purpose of my answer was to explain why it was wrong to claim that rises in interest rates were due to the stance of fiscal policy.

My answer in no way constituted an attack on the Government's fiscal policy.


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