Thilak Mallawaarachchi

Senior Consultant, Policy Partners





Regional and agricultural economics

International agricultural research

Agricultural productivity

Rural and urban water policy

Applied economics

Economic assessment of climate variability

Ecosystem services and bio-economic analysis


Principal Research Fellow

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

Faculty of Science

University of Queensland


Principal Research Fellow

School of Economics

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

University of Queensland


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Thilak is currently a principal research fellow at the University of Queensland.

He previously had a long career in water and agriculture policy in the Department of Agriculture and ABARES. In these roles, he played instrumental roles in the development of the National Water Initiative, the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and the National Food Plan.


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