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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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Why Indonesia really matters

Why Indonesia really matters

August 14, 2016 By Paul Ramadge and Marc L’Huillier

The story of Indonesia and Australia often focuses on differences – the cultural and religious divide, security issues, disparities in the structure and development of the economies, contrasts in business practices, small and large populations, issues of national sovereignty. You can judge each country positively or negatively from many angles and the countries do, of […]

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Remembering Sabam Siagian

Remembering Sabam Siagian

June 6, 2016 By Basoeki Koesasi

Sabam Pandapotan Siagian – who passed away on June 3 – was a great friend of Australia. In Indonesia, Pak Sabam is mainly remembered as the first Editor-in-Chief of The Jakarta Post, the English-language paper he helped to set up (and which is still going strong). He was at heart a journalist, but from an […]

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Australia’s energy future lies across the Timor Sea

Australia’s energy future lies across the Timor Sea

April 15, 2016 By Ariel Liebman

Given the somewhat gloomy outlook for Australia’s energy industry’s growth prospects, Australians might be surprised to learn that there are domestic energy markets in the region that, unlike Australia’s, are not in stagnation. This is particularly relevant to the Australian electricity industry. While traditional growth opportunities for the electricity industry in Australia, as well as […]

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Embracing risk in the Asian Century

Embracing risk in the Asian Century

March 31, 2016 By Andrew Parker

  Fortune favours the brave.  So why is Australia so reluctant to take risks? There’s no doubt Australia is performing well across the global business stage. A quarter of a century of uninterrupted GDP growth makes us an OECD stand-out. But what about the next such period? PwC’s  ‘World by 2050’ report suggests we’re on […]

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