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How Indonesia and Australia could be part of the journey to Mars

How Indonesia and Australia could be part of the journey to Mars

March 9, 2017 By Ghian Tjandaputra

Scientific and technological progress depend entirely on collaboration. As a result, they are the perfect conduit for it. In the process of producing new knowledge together, Australians and Indonesians can not only bring both nations closer; they could also be part of the next breakthrough. When Albert Einstein formulated the theory of general relativity, he […]

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The future of innovation is in good hands

The future of innovation is in good hands

January 18, 2017

The following speeches were presented at the Australia-Indonesia Centre Graduate Research Interdisciplinary Network Mentors Dinner, Tuesday 29 November 2016, University House, Australian National University. Distinguished guests included the President of the Australian Academy of Science, Professor Andrew Holmes, and the Chairman of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, Professor Sangkot Marzuki. Kieran Sullivan, PhD candidate, University of Melbourne […]

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Essay Series: ‘Eighteen Years Later’ by Eliza Vitri Handayani

Essay Series: ‘Eighteen Years Later’ by Eliza Vitri Handayani

November 21, 2016

This essay is part of a series commissioned by the Australia-Indonesia Centre, with leading writers and commentators from Indonesia and Australia each looking closely at their own society, cultures and political situations. Membaca versi Bahasa Indonesia EVERY TIME ANYONE asks me how I came to Australia, I tell them I was adopted from China. It’s a […]

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Essay Series: ‘Delapan Belas Tahun Kemudian’ by Eliza Vitri Handayani

Essay Series: ‘Delapan Belas Tahun Kemudian’ by Eliza Vitri Handayani

November 21, 2016

Esai ini merupakan bagian dari serangkaian ditugaskan oleh Pusat Australia-Indonesia, termasuk penulis terkemuka dan komentator dari Indonesia dan Australia masing-masing, yang memeriksa secara dekat masyarakat mereka sendiri, budaya dan situasi politik. Diterjemahkan oleh penulis sendiri TIAP KALI SESEORANG bertanya bagaimana aku tiba di Australia, aku bilang saja aku diadopsi dari Tiongkok. Cerita itu tak membuat […]

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Essay Series: ‘An Ode to my Australian Identity’ by Sanaz Fotouhi

Essay Series: ‘An Ode to my Australian Identity’ by Sanaz Fotouhi

November 14, 2016

This essay is part of a series commissioned by the Australia-Indonesia Centre, with leading writers and commentators from Indonesia and Australia each looking closely at their own society, cultures and political situations. Membaca versi Bahasa Indonesia   As a child growing up in Iran in the late 1980s, the dubbed and censored version of Skippy the […]

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Essay Series: ‘Ode untuk ‘keaustraliaan’ saya’ by Sanaz Fotouhi

Essay Series: ‘Ode untuk ‘keaustraliaan’ saya’ by Sanaz Fotouhi

November 14, 2016

Esai ini merupakan bagian dari serangkaian ditugaskan oleh Pusat Australia-Indonesia, termasuk penulis terkemuka dan komentator dari Indonesia dan Australia masing-masing, yang memeriksa secara dekat masyarakat mereka sendiri, budaya dan situasi politik. Diterjemahkan oleh Lily Yulianti Farid Sebagai seorang anak yang besar di Iran di akhir tahun 1980an, serial TV Skippy, The Bush Kangaroo yang telah […]

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Essay Series: ‘Awas! Bahaya! Hentikan Pencampuran Ras! Kelas dan Ras dalam pembentukan identitas nasional Australia’ by Alice Pung

Essay Series: ‘Awas! Bahaya! Hentikan Pencampuran Ras! Kelas dan Ras dalam pembentukan identitas nasional Australia’ by Alice Pung

October 7, 2016

Esai ini merupakan bagian dari serangkaian ditugaskan oleh Pusat Australia-Indonesia, termasuk penulis terkemuka dan komentator dari Indonesia dan Australia masing-masing, yang memeriksa secara dekat masyarakat mereka sendiri, budaya dan situasi politik. Diterjemahkan oleh Lily Yulianti Farid Saat engkau sedang hamil kurang lebih tujuh bulan, dan engkau bersama suamimu pergi ke sebuah toko perkakas tak jauh […]

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Essay Series: ‘Caution! Danger! Stop Race Mixing!: Class and Race in the formation of Australian National Identity’ by Alice Pung

Essay Series: ‘Caution! Danger! Stop Race Mixing!: Class and Race in the formation of Australian National Identity’ by Alice Pung

October 6, 2016

This essay is part of a series commissioned by the Australia-Indonesia Centre, with leading writers and commentators from Indonesia and Australia each looking closely at their own society, cultures and political situations. Bahasa Indonesia When you are about seven months pregnant, your husband and you go to a local hardware store. When you return twenty minutes […]

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Essay Series: ‘Mencari Identitas, Memetik I.N.D.O.N.E.S.I.A’ by Leila S. Chudori

Essay Series: ‘Mencari Identitas, Memetik I.N.D.O.N.E.S.I.A’ by Leila S. Chudori

October 5, 2016

Esai ini merupakan bagian dari serangkaian ditugaskan oleh Pusat Australia-Indonesia, termasuk penulis terkemuka dan komentator dari Indonesia dan Australia masing-masing, yang memeriksa secara dekat masyarakat mereka sendiri, budaya dan situasi politik. Tanggal 21 Mei 1998. Hari itu adalah hari ketiga saya bangun pagi hendak mempersiapkan diri kembali ke gedung DPR. Seperti kawan-kawan lainnya, itu adalah […]

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Essay Series: ‘Redefining Indonesia’ by Leila S. Chudori

Essay Series: ‘Redefining Indonesia’ by Leila S. Chudori

October 5, 2016

  This essay is part of a series commissioned by the Australia-Indonesia Centre, with leading writers and commentators from Indonesia and Australia each looking closely at their own society, cultures and political situations. Bahasa Indonesia.  Translated by Jenny Lindsay 21 May 1998 It was the third day in a row that I had got up early […]

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