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Committee takes off to South Australia

Issue date: Tuesday, 9 March 2021

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The House Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources will travel to South Australia to hold a public hearing for its inquiry into Developing Australia’s Space industry. The Committee will also conduct site visits of some of Australia’s awe-inspiring space technology and infrastructure, including the RAAF No 1 Remote Sensor Unit, Lot Fourteen and the Australian Space Agency.

The Chair of the Committee, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP said ‘Australia was at the forefront of the space industry in the 1960’s. From the geophysicists to the welder to the scientists soldering together the wire on a new Australian satellite, our nation has a future in space’.

‘Like all the space endeavours the benefits are far greater on the ground after the launch than the initial thrill of successful deployment. This inquiry will inform and ventilate the benefits of our own space industry across our nation’ Mr Joyce said.

The Committee is keen to learn more about what capabilities, support, skills and training are required for Australia to be a leader in space. It will hear from a range of stakeholders who are already playing a role in developing this important industry.

Hearing details

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021
Time: 9.00 am–3.15 pm
Venue: Adelaide Hilton (Victoria Room), 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide.

A copy of the public hearing program can be found on the Committee’s website.

Media enquiries

Please contact Sam Woods at the Office of Hon Barnaby Joyce MP on (02) 6761 3080.

For background information

Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources
(02) 6277 4114 or iisr.reps@aph.gov.au

Interested members of the public may wish to track the committee via the website. Click on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner and use the forms to login to My Parliament or to register for a My Parliament account.

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