This review will consult widely and examine Australia’s current capability and areas of comparative advantage, as well as our regional and international engagement within the sector. Importantly, it will also consider how the space industry sector aligns with other sectors and government priorities, including in relation to Defence.
The Australian government wants to ensure the right framework and support for the civil space sector is in place to meet this challenge and enable Australia’s growing space industry to participate successfully in the lucrative global market.
The review is led by an Expert Reference Group, chaired by former CSIRO chief executive, Dr Megan Clark AC. The membership of the Expert Reference Group brings together a wealth of experience from a range of backgrounds and its Terms of Reference focuses on understanding the opportunities and capabilities within the space industry, as well as how an Australian space industry sector can address existing needs and priorities.
The opportunity to make written submissions will close on 22 August 2017.