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Australia to create national space agency
25 September 2017
Australia will establish a national space agency, the government has said.
Although its space industry employs about 11,500 people, Australia is one of the few major developed countries that do not have a space agency.
Industry Minister Michaelia Cash said it was "crucial" that Australia capitalised on the growth of the global space industry.
The move follows a domestic industry review which called for a dedicated body to be established.
Image credit: GETTY IMAGES - The Australian government has committed to creating a national space agency