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Space technologies are helping Australia transition to an innovative, digital economy.

In an environment of technological disruption and structural change, space has become a fast-growing and fiercely competitive commercial sector. We’ve been working to better understand and coordinate the operating environment for Australia’s space industry and prepare it for future needs:

Space Coordination Committee

The Agency is the chair of the Space Coordination Committee. We are the central point of contact and coordinate international and domestic space activities that involve the government.

Through the Committee the government ensures that space activities do not jeopardise:

  • public safety
  • property
  • the environment
  • Australia’s national security
  • foreign policy or international obligations

Industry joint statements

The Agency has signed Joint Statements of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with industry. The statements:

  • highlight areas of investment and growth for Australia
  • build upon Australia’s unique potential including space research and development, and commercial applications
  • are impartial and offer no additional benefit to our department or the Agency

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State and territory cooperation

The Agency has entered into Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) with Australian states and territories. These MoUs identify areas of cooperation in space:

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Last updated: 21 January 2020

Content ID: 43266