Report No. 23, 56th Parliament - Inquiry into job creation opportunities in Queensland arising from the establishment of an Australian space industry

Committee's report

The committee tabled its report on 28 February 2019. The government's response to the committee's report was tabled on 28 May 2019.

View:Government Response
View:Update to Government Response
View:Information paper No. 1 - What is the Space Industry?
View:Information paper No. 2 - What does the Space Industry require?

About the inquiry

On 6 September 2018, the Hon Yvette D'Ath, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Leader of the House, referred an inquiry to the State Development, Natural Resources and Agricultural Industry Development Committee to examine the opportunities to create jobs across Queensland, in particular regional Queensland, and promote existing supply chain capability from the establishment of an Australian space industry.

In undertaking this inquiry, the Committee will consider:

  • The Australian Government's establishment of an Australian Space Agency on 1 July 2018;
  • The space supply chain, which has been broadly categorised as, Space systems (including communication satellites), Ground systems, Applications and ancillary services, and End use (e.g. improved telecommunications, mapping and emergency management);
  • The review of space supply chain capability released by the Australian Government prior to the Agency being announced;
  • Queensland’s areas of competitive advantage in relation to identified capability which, at a high level, have been identified as communications, earth observations, position, navigation and timing; and
  • Areas of regional Queensland where supply chain capability exists, particularly in areas of competitive advantage.


Submissions closed:Thursday, 11 October 2018
Public briefings:Monday, 15 October 2018 - Brisbane - transcript - broadcast
 Monday, 12 November 2018 - Brisbane - transcript - broadcast
Public hearings:Friday, 19 October 2018 - Brisbane - transcript
 Friday, 16 November 2018 - Brisbane - transcript - broadcast
 Friday, 1 February 2019 - Brisbane - transcript - broadcast part 1, part 2, part 3
Private meetings:19-20 November 2018 - Canberra
Site visit:Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - Tarawera - Black Sky Aerospace rocket launch
Information Paper No. 1:Friday, 30 November 2018 - What is the Space Industry?
Information Paper No. 2:Monday, 4 February 2019 - What does the Space Industry require?
Report tabled:Thursday, 28 February 2019 - report
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