*Warning this story may contain lazy stereotypes and bad grammar. Don't judge us but we've got a little bit of a grudge against Australia*
Australia is to set up it's own National Space agency to grow it's own space program. With typical Aussie sensitivities the main launch pad will be placed atop of Ayers Rock.
Instead of focusing on Australia's main problems (the fact that all the wildlife is actively trying to kill them) the authorities have decided that flinging shit into space is far more important.
Ex-Cricketer turned space explorer Glenn McGrath said:
We in the Australian cricket and space circles think that the time is right for Aussies to take their rightful place amongst the stars. Australia originally started out as a prison. Somewhere countries could ship off their most unwanted criminals. So we're going to do the same and build a prison on the moon.
None of this made any sense whatsoever but then again what normally does?
He concluded with:
Of course all the rockets will be in the shape of boomerangs so we can guarantee they'll come back.