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.
OBJECTS & PURPOSE
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 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:
Joann Yap (Chairperson)
Daniel Jackson (Deputy Chairperson)
Scott Schneider (Director)
Dr Stacey Henderson (Director)
Alex Linossier (Director)
Anna Marie Brennan (Director)
Read more about our Directors here
The Board is assisted by:
Joel Lisk (Company Secretary)
Charlie Howard (Communications Coordinator)
Previous Directors of the SLC-ANZ have been:
Brette Schumann (Director 2021-2022)
Joel Lisk (Director 2020 - 2022)
Sasha Bellamy (Chairperson 2021 - 2022), (Director 2020 - 2021)
Professor Melissa de Zwart (Director 2021 - 2022)
Paul Monaghan (Chairperson 2020 - 2021)
Noelle Hurley (Director 2020 - 2021)