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We conducted a review into the Space Activities Act 1998 (the Act) to ensure Australia’s space regulation is appropriate for the sector’s rapidly evolving operations and technologies.
Key findings from the review are in the Legislative Proposals Paper available in Consultation Hub.
The Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Bill 2018 was introduced following consideration of feedback from the public consultation.
The Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 was passed by the Australian Parliament in August 2018 and will amend the Space Activities Act 1998. The amendment:
Subordinate legislation (known as rules) to support the amended Act will be developed with input from consultation. Updated regulatory arrangements will commence on or before 31 August 2019.
We engage in international discussions to look for ways to support Australia’s obligations in space. This includes treaty negotiations, United Nations resolutions and guidelines development.
Last updated: 19 February 2019
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