April 20th,2023

 The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) supports the recommendations made by the Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia.


REIA President, Mr Hayden Groves, said the broadening of the objectives to include employment, the appointment of external economists specialising in macroeconomics, finance and the labour market, a reduction in the frequency of meetings and increased collaboration with Treasury will lead to better decisions and economic and personal outcomes.


“Of the 51 specific recommendations, which have been banded into 14 broad categories, there are a number that are particularly important in changing the current approach. These are:


  • Dual monetary policy objectives of price stability and full employment, with equal consideration given to each. The economic prosperity and welfare of Australians now and in the future should be an overall purpose for the RBA.
  • Explaining how the RBA is balancing its two monetary policy objectives, including how long inflation is expected to be materially away from the midpoint of the target and why, and how long labour market conditions are expected to deviate from full employment and why.
  • Assess future expected impacts and communicate these.
  • Increased joint work between Treasury and the RBA on the relative roles of fiscal and monetary policy.
  • A Monetary Policy Board with greater economic expertise.
  • Meeting eight times a year instead of the current eleven, allowing for more data to be available on the state of the economy before decisions are made.

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