Putting the new Space Division into the military makes it easier for Australia to coordinate intelligence gathering with our Five Eyes allies (USA, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.).
This article about Australia's new Space Division makes the following points.
- Satellites important for farming and mining.
- Satellites help protect Australian assets by gathering intelligence.
- No plans to weaponize space.
- Other countries have put their space division under military command.
- AVM Catherine Roberts appointed as first Space Division Commander.
- Australia needs somebody at AVM level as most of our allies already have a senior person operating at that level.