Australian Senate Committee Recommends No Public Funding for Commercial Launch Complex

Although it recommended creating a national space agency, the Senate Standing Committee on Economics has taken a rather hands-off approach on the development of a full-scale commercial launch complex:

“While not opposed in principle to Australia regaining its role as a launch site if a commercial venture wishes to do so (whether for satellites or tourists), the committee does not see this as likely, nor as something the government should be supporting with taxpayers’ money.”