Friday, December 28, 2007

A change in direction for Australian space policy?

Australia has a new government (hurrah!), and according to a news item I caught the end of a couple of nights ago, there may be a rethink of our space policy. Basically, we don't have a coherent one ..... responsibility for all things spacey is split up between a number of different government departments, and we buy in all our space requirements, making us extremely vulnerable. The Rudd government may wish to be a little less reliant on the US. As most south east Asian nations have better space programmes than Australia, this might be a good time to do some strategic relationship-building with our near neighbours.


  1. Hello!

    Another link that made me think of you:

    Hope you're doing well!

  2. Hi Colleen,
    A happy and spacey new year to you! I love the Yuri's Night concept and there should just be more space parties all round. This site had some nice ideas:

  3. Anonymous7:40 am

    Further to that Gundagai stuff Alice, there was a very large meteorite dump across SE Oz and there is one Gundagai lump of junk in the Britsh Museum. Its known as the mingay meteorite and is an ironstone one.