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When the cash rate hits 0.25% the governor will pause for breath. After that he will buy state and federal government bonds, pushing longer term interest rates down towards zero. Shutterstock

Now we know. The Reserve Bank has spelled out what it will do when rates approach zero

In a speech broadcast live on the Reserve Bank website, the governor explained how quantitative easing would work. He won't try it until the cash rate hits 0.25%.
Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Guy Debelle, Governor Philip Lowe, and assistant governors Luci Ellis and Michele Bullock at Friday’s parliamentary hearing in Canberra. Lukas Coch/AAP

RBA update: Governor Lowe points to even lower rates

The Reserve Bank's best case scenario is that its forecasts are wrong.

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