Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report – 2008 Glossary

ABCP Asset-backed commercial paper
ADI Authorised deposit-taking institution
AIFRS Australian equivalents to International Financial Reporting Standards
AOFM Australian Office of Financial Management
APRA Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
ASIC Australian Securities and Investments Commission
ATM Automatic teller machine
BIS Bank for International Settlements
BRS Business resumption site (of the RBA)
CAC Act Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
CFR Council of Financial Regulators
CGFS Committee on the Global Financial System (of the BIS)
CGS Commonwealth Government securities
CHESS Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (of the Australian Stock Exchange)
CLS Continuous linked settlement
EEO Equal employment opportunity
EMEAP Executives’ Meeting of East Asia-Pacific Central Banks
ES Exchange settlement
ESA Exchange Settlement Account
FOI Freedom of Information (Act)
FSF Financial Stability Forum
G7 Group of Seven
G-20 Group of Twenty
GPF Government Partnership Fund (with Indonesia)
IMF International Monetary Fund
IT  Information technology
MFSC Monetary and Financial Stability Committee (of EMEAP)
NNPDC National Note Processing and Distribution Centre
NPA Note Printing Australia Limited
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OH&S Occupational health & safety
OIS Overnight indexed swap (rate or market)
OPA Official Public Accounts
RBA Reserve Bank of Australia
RBRF Reserve Bank Reserve Fund
RITS Reserve Bank Information and Transfer System
RMBS Residential mortgage-backed securities
RMU Risk Management Unit
RTGS Real-time gross settlement
SDR Special Drawing Right