December 5, 2023

Australia: Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe said on Nov. 1 that the central bank is “in consultation with the Australian government” on whether to include King Charles III on the A$5 note. The current subject of these notes is the late Queen Elizabeth II, who died on 8 September.

In a speech in Hobart, Lowe called the portrait “a matter of national interest”, noting that until 1953 all banknotes featured the monarch.Premier did not say when RBA and government may