Canberra backs business into Moon, Mars space race

The federal Government will back Australian industry participation in NASA Moon and Mars missions with a $150 million investment. The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, agreed to the investment, to be made through the Australian Space Agency, during his recent trip to the United States. The Agency will help companies demonstrate their capabilities in projects that…

Canberra threatens exporters as statistics show Australia’s minerals dependence

Analysis by Peter Roberts This week saw the extraordinary spectacle of an Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, threatening exporters and telling them to cut back on exports. For Morrison to warn alumina producers Rio Tinto and Alcoa to cut back on exports to the United States was strange enough, but the reason for it was…