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Space Law Council of Australia and New Zealand (“SLC-ANZ”) is a not-for-profit company established to be a hub of ideas and promote the exchange of professional discussion between the law and the issues that arise out of the use of outer space, development of new space technologies and the importance of appropriate legal frameworks. 


The SLC-ANZ formalises the previous Australia New Zealand Space Law Interest Group (ANZSLIG). Our membership includes lawyers, academics, students and leaders in the space and defence industries.


The SLC-ANZ is the ‘go to’ body and professional association for consideration of space law and policy in Australia and New Zealand. Our future overlaps with the growth of the Australian Space Agency and the emerging space industry operating from Lot 14 in South Australia, commensurate with the growth of the industry in Australia and New Zealand.



The SLC-ANZ was incorporated for three main purposes


Advance education of the laws related to outer space, the space-related economy, and space-adjacent industry sectors in Australia and New Zealand.



The Space Law Council of Australia and New Zealand is a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ("ACNC"). The SLC-ANZ has three charitable purposes:

  • advance education

  • advance public debate

  • other public beneficial purpose

You can find out more about the SLC-ANZ's charitable status by heading over to the ACNC website. 


The Space Law Council of Australia and New Zealand is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of members, who manage the day-to-day operations and strategic direction of the SLC-ANZ. 

Directors are appointed for a term of one year by the membership of the SLC-ANZ. The Company Secretary (who may also be a Director) is responsible for the SLC-ANZ's governance and compliance obligations and it appointed by the Board. 

The SLC-ANZ Board is currently comprised of:​

  • Sasha Bellamy (Director)

  • Professor Melissa de Zwart (Director)

  • Scott Schneider (Director)

  • Joann Yap (Director)

  • Brette Schumann (Director)

  • Joel Lisk (Director & Company Secretary)

Previous Directors of the SLC-ANZ have been: 

  • Paul Monaghan (Director & Chairperson) 2020 - 2021

  • Noelle Hurley (Director) 2020 - 2021


The Board of the SLC-ANZ is supported by ad hoc and standing committees.

Activities Committee

The SLC-ANZ's Activities Committee - tasked with supporting the Board with developing and implementing its activities and events program is comprised of:

  • Joel Lisk (Chair & Committee Director)

  • Scott Schneider

  • Michael Spencer

  • Chantel Cotterall

Are you interested in a committee? Get in contact with the SLC-ANZ Secretary at

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