Australia Eyes National Space Agency

Australia needs space program, says Senate report
The Herald Sun

“The Senate Standing Committee on Economics said Australia is missing out on significant innovation and technology opportunities because it lacks a space agency.

“The committee’s report, Lost in Space? Setting a new direction for Australia’s space science and industry sector, said the government should establish a Space Industry Advisory Council to oversee the creation of a fully-fledged agency.

“The council would be made up of industry representatives, government agencies, defence personnel, and academics and chaired by the federal innovation minister.”