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Tuesday, 5 November 1985
Page: 1502

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully shows that:

Whereas space technology involves many of the very highest engineering and scientific disciplines that Australia possesses, which may by applied at an international level to reap significant economic and technological return to the nation, and;

Since an appropriate space program for Australia must involve presently unco-ordinated industry, government and research agencies, united together with Federal Government funding;

Your petitioners therefore pray that you will support the establishment of an Australian Aerospace Agency to manage aerospace programs under a Federal Budget, promote technology transfer, and market our expertise overseas, while ensuring the continued operation of existing space-related facilities within the nation.

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