Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989

68A Trans-Tasman co-operation


When performing functions or duties or exercising powers under this Part or the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010, the Bank must—


support prescribed Australian financial authorities in meeting their statutory responsibilities relating to prudential regulation and financial system stability in Australia; and


to the extent reasonably practicable, avoid any action that is likely to have detrimental effect on financial system stability in Australia.


Subsection (3) applies where the Bank has reasonable cause to believe that an action it proposes to take is an action that is likely to have a detrimental effect on financial system stability in Australia.


The Bank must, to the extent it considers reasonably practicable in the circumstances having regard to urgency or other similar constraint, consult with and consider the advice of every prescribed Australian financial authority it considers to be relevant in the circumstances before taking the proposed action.


No performance of a function or duty or exercise of a power is invalid by reason only of a failure to comply with the provisions of this section.


The Governor-General may, by Order in Council, on the advice of the Minister given in accordance with a recommendation of the Bank, make regulations prescribing Australian financial authorities for the purposes of this section and section 121A.


Regulations under subsection (5) are secondary legislation (see Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019 for publication requirements).

Legislation Act 2019 requirements for secondary legislation made under this section
PublicationPCO must publish it on the legislation website and notify it in the GazetteLA19 s 69(1)(c)
PresentationThe Minister must present it to the House of RepresentativesLA19 s 114, Sch 1 cl 32(1)(a)
DisallowanceIt may be disallowed by the House of Representatives LA19 ss 115, 116
This note is not part of the Act.

Section 68A: inserted, on 15 December 2006, by section 6 of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 51).

Section 68A(1): amended, on 8 September 2010, by section 241(1) of the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010 (2010 No 111).

Section 68A(6): inserted, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).