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The government conducted a review of Australia’s space industry capability. The review led to a report to the government on how grow our space industry.

An Expert Reference Group (ERG), chaired by Dr. Megan Clark AC, conducted the review.

The ERG consulted widely to consider:

  • Australia’s capability and advantages
  • regional and international engagement within the sector
  • space industry sector alignment with other sectors and government priorities

The review found that:

  • Australia’s space industry already employs about 10,000 people and was worth $(AUD)3.9 billion in the 2015–16 financial year
  • Australia has a vibrant community of active small and medium-sized enterprises and world-leading capability in research
  • stakeholders expressed a strong need for an Australian space agency

Space industry capability review

The government received the Report from the Expert Reference Group from the Review [3.2MB PDF] [8.5MB DOCX] on 29 March 2018.

The Minister for Jobs and Innovation announced the Australian Government response to the Review on of Australia’s Space Industry Capability [340KB PDF]  [1.9MB DOCX] on 14 May 2018.

Reports to support the review

The department commissioned 3 reports to support the review and the work of the ERG:

Australian Space Industry Capability: A Review [1.4MB PDF] [1.5MB DOCX]

Global Space Industry Dynamics: Research Paper [1.3MB PDF] [660KB DOCX]

Global Space Strategies and Best Practices: Research Paper [674KB PDF] [472KB DOCX]

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Last updated: 14 August 2018

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