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APRA publications

Corporate publications

Annual Reports: APRA's annual report of activities and financial statements

APRA Brochure (PDF) | HTML Brochure The APRA Brochure contains information on APRA's role in protecting Australia’s depositors, insurance policyholders and superannuation fund members.

APRA fact sheets: A series of fact sheets that detail aspects of APRA's activities. 

Insight: APRA Insight contains editorial articles on key industry issues and topics of current relevance.

Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and Letters of Arrangement: APRA has Memoranda of Understanding and Letters of Arrangement with other organisations and makes available those which it has authority to make public.

Research Working Papers: A series of peer reviewed Research Working Papers in financial regulation, extending across economics and other disciplines.

Service Charter: The Service Charter forms part of APRA's on-going commitment to enhance transparency and accountability to its stakeholders.

Statistics: APRA publishes a suite of 17 statistical publications that provide regular updates on the financial performance of APRA-regulated industries and individual entities.

APRA Stakeholder Survey: APRA conducts surveys of its stakeholders as part of its service charter commitments. .

Supervision Blueprint, Supervision Blueprint (HTML): The Supervision Blueprint is a detailed overview of APRA's supervision of institutions.

Special publications

Macroprudential Analysis and Policy in the Australian Financial Stability Framework

Australia’s financial stability policy framework involves clear mandates for financial stability distributed across several agencies, with the Council of Financial Regulators (CFR) playing a central coordinating role. The prudential elements of that framework rest with APRA, with analytical support from the RBA. This paper – originally prepared as background for the IMF FSAP team in early 2012 – sets out the tools and practices of these two agencies that are designed to support financial stability from a system-wide perspective. The Australian authorities view macroprudential policy as subsumed within the broader and more comprehensive financial stability policy framework.

Macroprudential Analysis and Policy in the Australian Financial Stability Framework paper in PDF

Macroprudential Analysis and Policy in the Australian Financial Stability Framework paper in HTML

International Assessments

2014 Regulatory Consistency Assessment Programme

In 2014 the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision conducted an assessment of the implementation of the Basel capital framework in Australia. The following report contains their assessment:

Assessment of Basel III regulations - Australia (March 2014)

2012 FSAP - The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) evaluates the strength of a country’s financial system and regulatory architecture. The IMF conducted its second review of Australia in 2012.  The IMF’s assessment is contained in the following documents.

2011 FSB Peer Review - The Financial Stability Board conducted a peer review of Australia in 2011.

FSB Peer Review of Australia - September 2011

2006 FSAP - The IMF conducted an FSAP for Australia in 2006. The following documents relate to the IMF assessment during this period.