Reserve Bank of Australia

RBA and the importance of being earnest

On Tuesday next week the board of Australia's central bank will be repeating an avoidable mistake. The board will meet to set the cash rate, with better information -- the national accounts -- being available for them to make their decision being released the next day. Read More

Australia Post puts its stamp on digital payments

Digital payments have fast become the norm in Australia as the economy moves to online by default. Now, as a multitude of new offerings hits the market, a trusted and convenient one-stop-shop makes sense for consumers, government and merchants alike. Read More

Medicare reveals its epic rebuild vision

The Department of Health has called for beauty pageant entries in its massive Medicare payments systems replacement that will now remain within government ownership after an outsourcing bid was ditched during the 2016 federal election. Read More

Philip Lowe officially named next RBA governor

As current RBA deputy governor, Lowe replaces his long-time boss Glenn Stevens, and will be joined on the RBA board by another highly experienced public policy expert whose board appointment was announced today, Professor Ian Harper. Read More

Reform stalled: tax paper reset, PC chair blasts deadlock

Major reports by public servants are languishing and reform is stalled, declares the Productivity Commission chair in an address on what went wrong at COAG on competition policy reform. Treasurer Scott Morrison says that's not going to happen to taxation reform, even as the white paper is reset. Read More