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Publication Date: 
March 2018

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 AU$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 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 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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