PAST EVENTS

Selected SLC-ANZ events are recorded and made available. The below is a selection of these events. If you are looking for a recording of a specific event not included below, contact info@spacelawcouncilanz.com

LAUNCH LAWS IN AUSTRALIA

Chaired by Joann Yap

Presented by Joel Lisk and Scott Schneider

Monday, 21 March 2022

In this seminar we heard from experts and professionals speak about the laws applicable to the launch and return activities in Australia. The session started with an introduction to Australia's Space (Launches & Returns) Act 2018 presented by Joel Lisk, an Associate at Cowell Clarke and PhD Student researching Australia's approach to space regulation. We then heard from Scott Schneider, the General Manager - Regulation & Legal at Southern Launch. Scott spoke about how Australia's legal regime operates in practice and Southern Launch's experiences to date. The presentations were followed by questions. 

This seminar was supported by Southern Launch.

Learn more about the presentations and the presenters by heading to our News page: Launch Laws in Australia

THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING!
A Brief Primer on the Problem of Space Debris

Presented by Professor William Schonberg

Thursday 15 July 2021

During this public seminar, the SLC-ANZ heard from Prof. William Schonberg (Missouri University of Science and Technology) on the issue of space debris and many of the practical engineering matters associated with mitigating the risks space debris present.

 

This session was hosted by Joel Lisk, Director of the Space Law Council of Australia and New Zealand.

SPACE IN THE US: THE COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY RELATIONSHIP

Presented by Elsbeth Magilton

Tuesday 11 May 2021

In this SLC-ANZ seminar, Elsbeth Magilton (Executive Director for Technology, Security, and Space Law Initiatives for the University of Nebraska College of Law) discussed the relationship between the New Space commercial sector and the U.S. military, both experiencing rapid expansion and structural changes in the past 5 years. The session covered a range of topics including the history of the new Space Force, to discussion on how the U.S. ‘authorises and supervises’ the commercial space sector. This session was hosted by Joel Lisk (Director, Space Law Council of Australia and New Zealand) and was supported by the United States Embassy in New Zealand.

MOVING FORWARD WITH INTERNATIONAL SPACE LAW: HOW DOES THE UNITED NATIONS DEAL WITH EMERGING SPACE ACTIVITIES?

Presented by Professor Steven Freeland

Wednesday 9 December 2020

This presentation saw Professor Steven Freeland discuss the role of the United Nations in developing space law over time, the emergence of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and the Committee’s current role in space law development.