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Led by our Chief Economist, Mark Cully, we provide objective economic analysis to inform policy development across:

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  • innovation
  • the resources sector
  • evaluation

The team has expertise in industry policy, innovation, sectoral analysis, energy and resources, program evaluation and macroeconomic issues that affect business.

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We produce publications, research papers and statistics on topics of interest to the department and our Ministers. Findings are intended to generate comments, stimulate debate and contribute to building a strong evidence base for the department’s programs.

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The June 2018 edition of the Resources and Energy Quarterly shows Australia’s resource and energy export earnings are estimated to have reached a record $226 billion in 2017–18, driven by rising LNG exports.

Last updated: 7 July 2018

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