Originally Posted by eddie3rar
Its just political smoke and mirrors. The latest stuff up is the natural gas debacle. Corrupt politicians allowed 3 gas multinationals to build gigantic LNG export plants. The end result, Australia is now the worlds second largest LNG exporter but locally gas prices and shortages have threatened the local industry.
Wouldn't go that far. Australia has always featured prominently in astronomy (Parkes,Honeysuckle Creek [Tidbinbilla] etc ) so a "Space Programme"would seem to be a logical progression.
Woomera was never really closed however. The range there has been used as a low-level weapons proving ground on occasion.
Don't get me started on the energy situation though, the politicians we're blessed with couldn't organize the proverbial ****-up in a brewery.
(I rendered **** in full:- apologies, but it's a sore point)