Australian Parliament welcomes Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program

Posted on December 1, 2016

The Australian Parliament acknowledges the delegates of the Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program during Question Time at Parliament House.

As the fourth Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program came to a close, the delegates attended Question Time at Parliament House on Thursday 24 November 2016. At the beginning of proceedings, House Speaker Tony Smith MP said, “Before I call the member for Sydney, I would like to inform the House that we have present in the southern gallery this afternoon a delegation of 35 Australian and Indonesian leaders visiting Canberra to take part in the fourth Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program. On behalf of the House, I extend a very warm welcome to you,” followed by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, and other members of the house acknowledging the group.

The trip to Parliament House was the penultimate event of the November program, followed by an event at the National Gallery of Australia, featuring an address from Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Deputy Secretary David Hazelhurst and innovation presentations from each delegate.

This event closed an intensive 10-day program comprising a series of courses at The University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University as well as workshops and presentations from Monash University, Institut Teknologi Bandung, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; a diplomatic masterclass with former Australian ambassadors; dinners hosted by the Ambassador H.E. Nadjib Riphat Keseoma and NSW Governor H.E. David Hurley AS DSC; an infrastructure site visit to Morwell in South East Gippsland; visits to Telstra Gurrowa Innovation Lab, Microsoft HQ, Carlton Connect, and CBR Innovation Network as part of the Innovation Series; and cultural activities at Victoria’s Phillip Island and Melbourne’s Urban Kitchen.

AILP November 2016: Parliament House, National Gallery Closing Dinner

Photo gallery: The Leaders Program visits Parliament House, and presents at the National Gallery Closing Dinner