B. Public hearings

Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Committee Room 1R1, Parliament House, Canberra
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Ms Donna Looney, General Manager, Industry Capability & Participation Branch, Industry Growth Division
Mr Nick Purtell, General Manager, Industry Engagement Branch, Manufacturing Division
Mr Michael Bryson, Executive Manager, Science and Commercialisation Division
Australian Space Agency
Mr Anthony Murfett, Deputy Head
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Committee Room 1R1, Parliament House, Canberra
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Dr Kimberley Clayfield, Director, Space Technology Future Science Program
Dr Alex Held, Director, Centre for Earth Observation
Dr Dave Williams, Executive Director, Digital, National Facilities and Collections
Friday, 26 February 2021
Committee Room 1R1, Parliament House, Canberra
Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd
Professor Craig Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Space Systems
Mr Glen Tindall, Chief Executive Officer, Communications Systems
Airbus Defence and Space
Mr Martin Rowse, Key Account Manager, Space
Mr Joshua Bolton, Director, Defence and Intelligence
Mr Mark Skidmore, Executive Chair
Nova Systems
Mr Phil Krix, Program Manager, Critical Communications and Space
Mr Bret (BJ) Martin, Launch Support Services Business Lead
Mr Roger Franzen, Director
Boswell Technologies
Professor Rod Boswell, Chief Executive Officer
Wednesday, 10 March 2021
Victoria Room, Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Southern Launch, Gilmour Space and Equatorial Launch
Southern Launch
Mr Lloyd Damp, Chief Executive Officer
Mr Scott Schneider, Regulatory Lead
Gilmore Space Technologies
Mr Adam Gilmore, Chief Executive Officer
Equatorial Launch
Ms Carly Scott, Chief Executive Officer
Sitael Australia
Mr Mark Ramsey, General Manager
Inovor Technologies
Dr Matthew Tetlow, Chief Executive Officer
South Australian Space Industry Centre
Mr Richard Price, Chief Executive Officer
University of South Australia
Mr Matthew Opie, Director, Defence and Space
Adelaide Law School (University of Adelaide)
Professor Melissa de Zwart, Dean of Law
Space Law Council of Australia and New Zealand Limited
Mr Joel Lisk, Director
Shoal Group Pty Ltd
Mr Graeme Dunk, Head of Strategy
Dr Derek Rogers, Engineering Lead, Defence and Space
SmartSat CRC Ltd
Mr Peter Kerr, Coordinator Defence and National Security
Professor Andy Koronios, Chief Executive Officer
Dr Peter Woodgate, Chair of Board
Southern Cross Outreach Observatory Project
Dr Muhammad Akbar Hussain, Founder
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Committee Room 1R1, Parliament House, Canberra
Geoscience Australia
Dr John Dawson, Adviser, National Positioning Infrastructure Branch
Mr Jonathon Ross, Director, National Planning and International Relations, Earth and Marine Observations
Dr Martine Woolf, Branch Head, National Positioning Infrastructure
Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Committee Room 2R2, Parliament House, Canberra
Bureau of Meteorology
Dr Boris Kelly-Gerreyn, General Manager, Data Program, and Chief Officer
Dr Peter Stone, Group Executive, Business Solutions
Monday, 19 April 2021
Corinthian Room, SMC Conference & Function Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney
Dr Paul Scully-Power, Private capacity
Saber Astronautics Pty Ltd
Dr Jason Held, Chief Executive Officer
Solar Space Technologies
Mr Serdar Baycan, Founder and Director
Mr John Mankins, Director
Mr Troy McCann, Chief Executive Officer
Mr Nick Leake, Head of Satellite and Space Systems
Mr Andrew Sheridan, Vice President, Regulatory and Public Affairs
Space Industry Association of Australia
Mr James Brown, Chief Executive Officer
Asia Pacific Aerospace Consultants Pty Ltd
Mr William (Bill) Barrett, Senior Vice-President
Mr Kirby Ikin, Managing Director
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
Dr Miles Apperley, Head, Research Infrastructure
Dr Ceri Brenner, Leader, Centre for Accelerator Science
NSW Government
Mr Roland Stephens, Executive Director, Jobs and Industry Development
Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Education Room 224, Arts Road (off Clarks Road), University of New England, Armidale
University of New England SMART Farms - via teleconference
Professor David Lamb, Chief Scientist, Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre; and Researcher
Professor Andrew Robson, Director, Applied Agricultural Remote Sensing Centre
University of New England
Dr Mary McMillan, School of Science and Technology
Dr William Billingsley, Private capacity
ICT International - via teleconference
Dr Peter Cull, Director
Mr Sam Fisher, Scientist and Technologist
Lockheed Martin Australia
Mr Rod Drury, Vice President International, Lockheed Martin Space
Andromeda Industries
Mr Raymond McLaren, Owner-Manager
Cotton Research and Development Corporation
Dr Ian Taylor, Executive Director
Mr Allan Williams, General Manager, Research and Development Investment
Tamworth Regional Astronomy Club
Dr Ray Hare, Committee Member
Mr Raymond McLaren, Committee Member
Mr Geoff Tall, Secretary
Thursday, 6 May 2021
Kennedy Room, Pullman & Mercure Brisbane King George Square, Cnr of Ann & Roma Streets, Brisbane
Boeing Research and Technology Australia
Dr Jason Armstrong, Senior Manager, Anti-Microbials
Boeing Defence Australia
Mr Matthew Buckle, Emerging Markets
Ms Kathryn Burr, Space and SATCOM Market Lead
Boeing Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific
Dr Brendan Nelson, President
Black Sky Aerospace
Mr Blake Nikolic, Chief Executive Officer
University of Southern Queensland
Professor Peter Schubel, Executive Director, Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Science
Queensland University of Technology
Mrs Ali Buchberger, Director, Industry Engagement (Science and Engineering)
Professor Michael Milford, Acting Director, Centre for Robotics
Earth Observation Australia Inc.
Professor Stuart Phinn, President
Mr Tim Neale, Managing Director
Fireball International
Mr Christopher Tylor, Co-founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Queensland Government
Air Vice-Marshal Neil Hart AM (Retired), Queensland Defence Adviser for Aerospace
Ms Denise Johnston, Executive Director, Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
Deloitte Australia
Dr Geraldine Baca Triveno, Senior Consultant
Mr Jason Bender, Partner, Head of Innovation
Mrs Kelly Heaton, Director, Access Economics
Hypersonix Launch Systems
Dr Michael Smart, Co-Founder and Head of Research Development
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
Committee Room 1R1, Parliament House, Canberra
University of New South Wales Canberra
Professor Russell Boyce, Director, University of New South Wales Canberra Space
Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Committee Room 1R1, Parliament House, Canberra
Australian National University
Professor Paul Tregoning, Head, Geodesy Group, Research School of Earth Sciences
Myriota - via teleconference
Mr Tom Rayner, Vice President Sales, Satellite Communications
Friday, 28 May 2021
Committee Room 1R3, Parliament House, Canberra
Virgin Orbit - via video conference
Mr Jim Simpson, Chief Strategy Officer
MDA - via video conference
Mr Ian McLeod, Vice President, International
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Committee Room 1R1, Parliament House, Canberra
Department of Defence
Air Commodore Nicholas Hogan, Director General Space Domain Review
Air Vice-Marshal Catherine Roberts, Head of Air Force Capability
Thursday, 16 September 2021
Committee Room 1R3 (via video conference), Parliament House, Canberra
Thales Australia - via video conference
Mr Gary Dawson, Vice President, Strategy and Communications
Mr Matt Dawson, Director, Space Business
FrontierSI - via video conference
Dr Graeme Kernich, Chief Executive Officer
Dr Jasmine Muir, Earth Observation Technical Lead and Industry Innovation Team Manager
Ms Eva Rodriguez Rodriguez, Space Lead
DMTC Limited - via video conference
Dr Mark Hodge, Chief Executive Officer
Swinburne University of Technology - via video conference
Professor Alan Duffy, Director, Space Technology and Industry Institute
Australian Institute of Physics - via video conference
Dr Brett Carter, Former Chair of Solar-Terrestrial and Space Physics Group
Dr Kirrily Rule, National Honorary Secretary
Monday, 20 September 2021
Committee Room 1R3 (via video conference), Parliament House, Canberra
Viasat - via video conference
Mr Mark Dankberg, Chairman of the Board and Executive Chairman
Ms Amy Mehlman, Vice President US Government Affairs and Public Policy
Victorian Space Science Education Centre - via video conference
Dr Brett Biddington, External Relations
Mr Michael Pakakis, Director
Melbourne Space Program - via video conference
Ms Vivienne Bear, Business Sustainability Manager
Ms Laura Breckon, Project Co-Lead and Regulatory Officer
Mr Andrew Wetherell, Managing Director
Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine - via video conference
Dr John Cherry, Company Director, Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine, and Chair, Space Life Sciences Committee
The Ad Astra Vita Project - via video conference
Dr Rowena Christiansen, Found and Chief Consultant
Northrop Grumman Australia - via video conference
Air Vice-Marshal Chris Deeble, AO, CSC (Retired), Chief Executive, Australia and Director, Strategy
Australian Space Agency - via video conference
Mr Anthony Murfett, Deputy Head of Agency
Mr Enrico Palermo, Head of Agency

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