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Tactile AU$20 Note Released

The Reserve Bank has released a new AU$20 banknote with a ‘tactile’ feature to help people who are vision-impaired distinguish between different denominations.

The Reserve Bank has released a new AU$20 banknote with a ‘tactile’ feature to help people who are vision-impaired

Key aspects of the existing design – colour, size and people portrayed – have been retained for ease of recognition and to minimise the disruption to businesses.

The new note celebrates Mary Reibey, a convict who broke out of rigidly defined social norms to earn a reputation as an astute and successful businesswoman, and the Reverend John Flynn, who pioneered the world’s first aerial medical service in 1928, now known as the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

A new $100 note will be released in 2020. All banknotes issued by the Reserve Bank remain legal tender and can continue to be used.