The RBA released its September Financial Stability Review today, showing that the GFC was continuing to impact on the local mortgage business.
Australian firms are substantially more optimistic now than in the previous quarter, according to Dun & Bradstreet's latest Business Expectations Survey.
For the fourth consecutive month the RBA has left the headline cash rate at 3%.
The RBA has not closed the door on further rate cuts, according to the minutes of its Monetary Policy Meeting held on the 2 June, and released today
The fall-out from the federal budget and the RBA's decision to leave rates on hold has seen consumer confidence fall in May.
Pointing once again to the strength of the local banking sector, the governor of the RBA, Glenn Stevens, said Australia was "well placed" for a recovery from the current turmoil.