Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report – 2019 Abbreviations

A glossary of relevant terms is available on the Reserve Bank website.[1]

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AAS Australian Accounting Standards
AASB Australian Accounting Standards Board
ABF2 Asian Bond Fund 2
ABN Australian Business Number
AC Companion of the Order of Australia
ADI authorised deposit-taking institution
AFP Australian Federal Police
AFXC Australian Foreign Exchange Committee
AGS Australian Government Securities
AM Member of the Order of Australia
ANAO Australian National Audit Office
ANU Australian National University
ANZECG Australian and New Zealand Econometric Study Group
AO Officer of the Order of Australia
AOFM Australian Office of Financial Management
APC Australian Payments Council
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
API Application Programming Interface
APRA Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
ASIC Australian Securities and Investments Commission
ASX Australian Securities Exchange
ATM automated teller machine
ATO Australian Taxation Office
AusPayNet Australian Payments Network
BCBS Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (of the BIS)
BIS Bank for International Settlements
BPA bulk purchase annuity
CAC Act Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (repealed)
CBD central business district
CEDA Committee for Economic Development of Australia
CEPAR Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research
CFR Council of Financial Regulators
CHESS Clearing House Electronic Sub-register System
CLF Committed Liquidity Facility
CME Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
CPMI Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (of the BIS)
CPRs Commonwealth Procurement Rules
CS clearing and settlement
CSA credit support annex
DHS Department of Human Services
EDO Enterprise Data Office
EMEAP Executives' Meeting of East Asia-Pacific Central Banks
eftpos electronic funds transfer at point of sale
ERG Employee Resource Group
ES Exchange Settlement
ESA Exchange Settlement Account
fintech financial technology
FMI financial market infrastructure
FOI Freedom of Information
FOI Act Freedom of Information Act 1982
FSAP Financial Sector Assessment Program (of the IMF)
FSB Financial Stability Board
FSS Fast Settlement Service (of RITS)
FTE full-time equivalent
FX foreign exchange
G20 Group of Twenty
G-SIB global systemically important bank
GDP gross domestic product
GFXC Global Foreign Exchange Committee
GHOS Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision
GST Goods and Services Tax
HQLA high-quality liquid assets
IMF International Monetary Fund
IOSCO International Organization of Securities Commissions
IPS Information Publication Scheme
ISDA International Swaps and Derivatives Association
ISO International Organization for Standardisation
IT information technology
LCR Liquidity Coverage Ratio
LIBOR London Inter-Bank Offered Rate
LVSS RITS Low Value Settlement Service
MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MP member of parliament
NAB National Australia Bank
NAIDOC National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
NBFI non-bank financial intermediation
NBS National Banknote Site
NGFS Network for Greening the Financial System
NPA Note Printing Australia Limited
NPP New Payments Platform
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OMO open market operations
PEXA Property Exchange Australia Limited
PGPA Act Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
Prospera Australia Indonesia Partnership for Economic Development
RBA Reserve Bank of Australia
RBRF Reserve Bank Reserve Fund
RDP Research Discussion Paper
repo repurchase agreement
RITS Reserve Bank Information and Transfer System
RMBS residential mortgage-backed securities
RTGS real-time gross settlement
R&D research and development
SAR Special Administrative Region (of China)
SDR Special Drawing Right
SEACEN South East Asian Central Banks
Semis semi-government securities (Australian state and territory government securities)
SWIFT Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication
UNSW University of New South Wales
WHS work health and safety
WHS Act Work Health and Safety Act 2011
WPIT Welfare Payment Infrastructure Transformation Program (of DHS)