Philip Lowe: The labour market and monetary policy

Address by Mr Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, at the Anika Foundation Luncheon, Sydney, 26 July 2017.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

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I would like to thank Natasha Cassidy and James Foster for assistance in the preparation of this talk.

It is a great pleasure to be able to support the Anika Foundation by speaking today. I was delighted when Adrian asked me to continue the RBA's support of the Foundation. In the early 1990s, when I first returned from studying overseas, Adrian had just taken up the position of Head of Economic Research at the RBA and he was a great mentor to me. More importantly, the Anika Foundation is undertaking really important work in helping improve the mental health of our children.

Thank you all for coming out today to support this work. I would particularly like to thank NAB for its support as the new sponsor of this lunch.