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Australia Vic pitching for national space agency HQ

05:50  12 june  2018
05:50  12 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Victoria has made a bold play for Australia's first national space agency , touting it's manufacturing history and strong industry links. A search for the home state of the new agency is underway after the Turnbull government set aside million for it in May's federal budget.

Victoria has played a courageous play for Australia's first national space agency , promoting its manufacturing history and strong industry connections. A search for the new agency 's state of origin is under way after the Turnbull government provided $ 41 million.

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Victoria's is basing its pitch to become the headquarters of a new national space agency on the state's long manufacturing history.

State Industry Minister Ben Carroll will team up with Victoria's Lead Scientist Dr Amanda Caples and Swinburne University of Technology's Associate Professor Alan Duffy on Monday to launch the bid.

"Victoria has generations of manufacturing experience and major companies willing to invest," Mr Carroll told The Herald-Sun. "This makes us the perfect home for the Australian Space Agency."

The new national space agency was announced in the federal government's May Budget.

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