New space agency boss predicts booming sector could produce 20,000 Australian jobs

New space agency boss predicts booming sector could produce 20,000 Australian jobs

Posted May 14, 2018 00:29:35 The scientist who will head the country’s first dedicated space agency believes Australia’s relatively small industry could soon treble in size, producing up to 20,000 new jobs in just over a decade. Former CSIRO boss Megan Clark will today be formally named as the head …

Advertising agency founder Andrew Killey appointed to SA Tourism Commission board

Advertising agency founder Andrew Killey appointed to SA Tourism Commission board

Updated May 04, 2018 16:24:04 South Australia’s Premier has appointed a Liberal-linked adman to the board of the SA Tourism Commission (SATC), after the company he founded missed out on a lucrative tourism advertising contract to an interstate firm. Steven Marshall has ordered the appointment of Andrew Killey, the co-founder …

Australia is late to the space agency party, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing – Science News

Australia is late to the space agency party, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing – Science News

After announcing plans for a national space agency in September, the Federal Government will put its money where its mouth is. On Tuesday, it will commit $50 million of seed funding in this year’s budget to establish the Australian space agency. Looking abroad, Australia is pretty late to the party. …

Budget 2018: ‘Seed funding’ for Australian space agency to be unveiled

Budget 2018: ‘Seed funding’ for Australian space agency to be unveiled

Posted May 03, 2018 04:48:03 Australia’s push for a slice of the rapidly growing space industry will receive a $50 million injection in the federal budget, the ABC can reveal. Next Tuesday, the Government will unveil “seed funding” to finally establish a dedicated Australian space agency to coordinate existing efforts …

Peter Dutton confirms push to expand powers of cyber spy agency to monitor domestic threats

Peter Dutton confirms push to expand powers of cyber spy agency to monitor domestic threats

Updated May 01, 2018 16:57:48 A push to expand the powers of the country’s cyber spy agency to collect intelligence on Australians is being backed by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton. Key points: Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence have discussed giving Australian Signals Directorate more powers Proposal would enable ASD …

Hamas vows revenge after key member killed in Malaysia, blames Israel’s Mossad spy agency

Hamas vows revenge after key member killed in Malaysia, blames Israel’s Mossad spy agency

Posted April 22, 2018 07:19:13 Photo: Fadi al-Batsh was gunned down on his way to the Mosque, according to Malaysian police. (AP: Adel Hana) Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group has accused Israel of being behind the shooting death in Malaysia of a man they say was an important member of …

Myanmar’s claim of first Rohingya refugee repatriation disputed by Bangladesh and aid agency

Myanmar’s claim of first Rohingya refugee repatriation disputed by Bangladesh and aid agency

Updated April 16, 2018 08:37:57 Photo: Myanmar immigration officials examine documents and photographs with a Rohingya family of five at a receiving centre. (AP: Myanmar Government Information Committee) The Bangladeshi Government and the United Nations refugee agency have disputed Myanmar’s claim it had repatriated what appears to be the first …

Europe air traffic control agency warns airlines about possible air strikes into Syria

Europe air traffic control agency warns airlines about possible air strikes into Syria

Updated April 11, 2018 11:24:04 Air traffic control agency Eurocontrol has warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours. Eurocontrol said that air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles could be used within that period and there was …