Dante_J writes: "In the Australian Federal budget presented last night, as well as big national infrastructure spending, an amount of $48.6 million over four years was allocated for an "Australian Space Science Program". Normally a Space Program is managed by a Space Agency.
Does this now mean that Australian will follow the recommendations of the Senate Space Science report and give up it's rather inadequate title of the only top 20 GDP nation not to have one? With nations like Vietnam, Bangladesh and Bulgaria forming or maintaining Space Agencies, this government infrastructure is obviously not limited to G-20 nations.
Discussions to combine Australian and New Zealand airspace have been undertaken, should that translate to aerospace too, and both nations form an ANZAC Space Agency together?"
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particularly vivid fantasy)