Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

WA: Lecture - Brett Biddington AM "Space Developments inn Australia"

  • 14 Aug 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:30
  • RUSI WA Meeting Room, Old Officer's Mess, Artillery Barracks, 2 Burt Street, Fremantle WA 6160


Tuesday 14thofAugust 2018,7.00pm

“Space Developments in Australia”

The Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments have shown an increased focus on space.  The 2018 budget provided $26m in seed funding to establish an Australian Space Agency. On 14 May 2018, Senator Michaelia Cash announced the launch of the Australian Space Agency, identifying 1 July 2018 as the commencement date and Dr. Megan Clark the inaugural Chief Executive.   Locally, on 8 October 2018 the PerthUSAsia Centre is hosting ‘The Zone Above: The Indo-Pacific Era in Space’at OPTUS Stadium.  Professor Brett Biddington, a space sector specialist, will discuss recent space developments in Australia and the challenges ahead.

Brett Biddington AM

Brett Biddington founded a consulting company in 2010 that specialises in space and cyber security matters.  He led the team that delivered the International Astronautical Congress, in Adelaide in 2017. Previously he was a member of Cisco Systems’ global space team and before that an officer in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) specialising in intelligence, security and capability development.   His responsibilities in the latter role included sponsorship of space projects and the Jindalee Over-the-horizon Radar Network (JORN) project.

He is a director of the Institute for Regional Security, a Canberra-based ‘think tank’, and also of the Space Environment Research Cooperative Research Centre. (SERC). He is Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC), located in Melbourne.


He holds an Adjunct Professorial appointment in the Security Research Institute at Edith Cowan University in Perth, one of Australia’s most important cyber security research organisations.   Brett was admitted as a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the Australian space sector in 2012.

Venue: RUSI WA Meeting Room, Old Officer’s Mess, Artillery Barracks, 2 Burt Street, Fremantle, 6160.

Enter via Tuckfield Street gate from 6.00pm.

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Cost of $10 ($6 RUSI WA financial members) includes refreshment before the lecture.

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