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Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe

The independence of Australia’s central bank doesn’t make it infallible. It should welcome peer review.

Philip Lowe, an Australian economist who is the current Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

The Reserve Bank governor's 'forward guidance' risks him not adapting to changing circumstances, or undermining his credibility.

scott morrison

The RBA shouldn't be spooked into raising interest rates, but the prospect of inflation in the next few years is an important consideration for central banks around the world.

Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Guy Debelle

The bank's decision to focus on just one thing puts the onus on the government to take action to rein in home prices.

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The Reserve Bank has limitless access to Australian dollars and a reputation to protect.

Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney, New South Wales.

Climate change could result in substantial economic loss if central banks don’t take action, says a UNSW expert on global finance.

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A bold government would have delivered stages one, two and three of the tax cuts at once. Boldness is what we need.

Bob Dylan

The next set of instructions handed to the Reserve Bank will have to be realistic. That might mean a big adjustment.

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Profit incentives might prevent banks following the lead of the Reserve Bank when it next cuts rates. 

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The Reserve Bank's inflation target seems out of date in a world of ultra low inflation. So why is Governor Lowe persisting with it?

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