Commentary

‘A shift in thinking about Indonesia will reveal untapped markets for Australian fintech business’ – Mahendra Siregar

‘A shift in thinking about Indonesia will reveal untapped markets for Australian fintech business’ – Mahendra Siregar

August 16, 2017

Former Chairman of the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) and Australia-Indonesia Centre board member, Mahendra Siregar, has spoken to Helen Brown of Bisnis Asia about the digital revolution happening in Indonesia and the opportunities for Australian fintech businesses. “If [fintech entrepreneurs] can get to the 60% of the [Indonesian] population that is still yet to […]

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What could giant batteries mean for Indonesian energy?

What could giant batteries mean for Indonesian energy?

July 25, 2017

In response to blackouts and concerns over energy supply, South Australia is getting the world’s largest lithium-ion battery. What exactly does this mean for the future of energy in Australia, and could such an approach work for Indonesia? “The announcement of the Neoen and Tesla investment in a 100MW/129MWh battery adjacent to the Hornsdale wind-farm […]

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“If we adapt well, we mitigate well”: Indonesia’s Presidential Envoy for Climate Change Rachmat Witoelar on development versus climate action

“If we adapt well, we mitigate well”: Indonesia’s Presidential Envoy for Climate Change Rachmat Witoelar on development versus climate action

July 17, 2017

Indonesia’s Presidential Envoy for Climate Change, Rachmat Witoelar, visited Melbourne to deliver a Keynote Address at the EcoCity Summit in July 2017. Speaking with Monash University PhD student Wikke Novalia for The Australia-Indonesia Centre, he discussed the implications of climate change around the world and specifically in Indonesia, and how the government is planning to […]

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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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