establishing and managing international technical assistance and support programs; and
managing liaison activities between the Bank and international agencies, institutions and central banks.
The performance of the core business is supported by general activities such as:
receiving and responding to enquiries;
developing and maintaining policies, plans and procedures; and
Cross references to other areas of this records authority
For international financial markets monitoring, research and analysis, and the gathering of data regarding international financial markets, use FINANCIAL MARKET OPERATIONS.
For collaboration and liaison with international agencies, organisations and individuals for the purposes of designing, distributing and managing banknotes and secure documents, use BANKNOTES & SECURE DOCUMENTS.
For ensuring financial stability, use PAYMENTS SYSTEM POLICY.
Cross references to AFDA Express records authority
For visits made by representatives of other government agencies, and interstate and overseas governments, use GOVERNMENT RELATIONS.
high-level committees, meetings and working groups where the Bank is the lead agency, provides the chair, secretariat, or Australian representative, or has a leading and significant role in deliberations. Includes final versions of briefings and diary notes reporting on meeting outcomes;
high-level advice and briefings to or from the Governors, the Treasurer, Ministers, heads of central banks, government agencies and international financial institutions which is subject to media scrutiny, considered contentious, or has far reaching implications for Australian and international financial system policies, regulations, reforms, or the stability of global and domestic financial systems;
high-level agreements with international stakeholders, including memorandums of understanding and bilateral agreements, and significant funding agreements and arrangements which have far reaching international implications, such as those providing long term or block funding for international assistance programs. Includes final versions, and records of development and review;
The core business of formulating monetary policy (the cash rate) to control the supply, availability and cost of money in order to control inflation and encourage strong and sustainable growth in the economy over the longer term.
The core activities include:
establishing frameworks for the conduct of monetary policy;
providing and receiving advice and briefings;
preparing economic forecasts;
undertaking economic analysis and research and reporting;
For internal and external audits across the Bank, use STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT.
Cross references to other records authorities
For records of the Reserve Bank Board, use GOVERNING BODIES.
Description of records
The following significant records documenting:
development and review of formal agreed frameworks for the conduct of monetary policy between the Governor of the Bank and the Australian Government. Includes the Statement on the Conduct of Monetary Policy. Includes final version, milestone drafts, stakeholder consultations and supporting research;
high-level advice, briefings and reports to or from the Board, Governors, the Treasurer, Ministers and other key stakeholders. Includes summarised detailed analysis on the current state of the economy and financial markets or relating to monetary policy matters which have far reaching implications for the economy and/or domestic and global financial markets (eg Treasurer debriefs, the Reserve Bank Bulletin and the Quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy). Includes final versions, milestone drafts, stakeholder consultations, submissions and supporting research;
development and review of official economic forecasts and associated models. Includes final versions, milestone drafts, stakeholder consultations and supporting research;
high-level internal and external committees, meetings and working groups where the Bank is the lead organisation, is the Commonwealth’s main representative, provides the chair or secretariat, or has a leading role in deliberations;
high-level reviews of the core business. Includes final review reports, milestone drafts, recommendations, stakeholder consultations, submissions and supporting research;
final versions of speeches and presentations made by the Governor, Deputy Governor, Assistant Governors or Department Heads;
final versions of the proceedings, reports, speeches and papers of conferences and roundtables hosted by the Bank;
final versions of analytical notes prepared by the Bank documenting the findings and outcomes of economic analysis and research activities;
final versions of research discussion papers;
data release notes providing analysis/commentary of data and statistics, which relate to the Bank’s core variables of interest or responsibility.
primary data collected, or analytical series developed and publicly released by the Bank to monitor and analyse economic developments in Australia, and support economic analysis and research activities. Includes data held in statistical spreadsheets, tables, graphs, surveys and other formats. Includes information about data fields (eg data dictionaries);
[For secondary data (collected from an external source/provider), the Chart Pack and data requests and data returns use class 61628, 61630 and 61629 respectively]