Regulation of Space Activities in Australia

  • Noel Siemon
  • Steven Freeland
Part of the Space Regulations Library Series book series (SPRL, volume 5)


The Australian legal system is based on the English common law system. Within this system, the sources of law are (a) statute and delegated legislation; (b) common law, equity and custom; and (c) judge-made and international law.


Space Activity Celestial Body Space Object Outer Space Launch Vehicle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CanberraAustralia
  2. 2.University of Western SydneySydneyAustralia

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