Commentary

Digital economy: Unlocking scalable growth in Australia-Indonesia trade relations

Digital economy: Unlocking scalable growth in Australia-Indonesia trade relations

April 19, 2018 By Ghian Tjandaputra

  Australia and Indonesia are both part of the G20, representing the world’s largest economies, yet there aren’t too many examples where two neighbouring major economies trade as little as Australia and Indonesia. Indonesia is only Australia’s 13th largest two-way trade partner last year, which puts the archipelago behind Hong Kong (12th), Singapore (7th), and […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Indonesian Ministry of Transportation signs MoU with Monash University

Indonesian Media in Brief: Indonesian Ministry of Transportation signs MoU with Monash University

April 13, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

Merdeka.com: Indonesia learns from Australia on transportation-based residences Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation is working with one of Australia’s biggest universities, Monash University, to improve transportation function and level of service in Indonesia. “Indonesia wants to be a competitive country,” said Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi through his official statement in Jakarta. “We have a […]

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Professor Mark Considine joins the AIC Board

Professor Mark Considine joins the AIC Board

April 12, 2018 By Harold Mitchell AC

I am pleased to announce that the Provost of the University of Melbourne, Professor Mark Considine, has joined the Australia-Indonesia Centre board.  Professor Considine was appointed as Provost of the University of Melbourne in 2018, moving from the role of Dean of the Faculty of Arts, a position he held since 2007. He is a […]

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Raising the standards: Indonesia to allow foreign academics

Raising the standards: Indonesia to allow foreign academics

April 11, 2018 By Kevin Evans

ANU’s Professor Greg Fealy presents at the Future Researchers of Indonesia Program in Bogor, July 2017. (Credit: AIC) On 26 March the President signed into effect Presidential Decree 20 of 2018 on the Use of Foreign Labour. The regulation will come into full effect at the end of June 2018. The regulation offers new opportunities […]

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Can Australian business tap into the Asian digital economy?

Can Australian business tap into the Asian digital economy?

April 5, 2018 By Helen Brown

It might surprise Australians to know that one of their nearest Asian neighbours is moving into the ranks of a big world economy. Indonesia is predicted to become the world’s 4th most powerful economy by 2050. What kind of Indonesia this will produce is hard to predict, as the shape of Indonesia’s democracy is still […]

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Eco-tourism in eastern Indonesia – an education and training opportunity for Australia?

Eco-tourism in eastern Indonesia – an education and training opportunity for Australia?

March 26, 2018 By Violet Rish

At Indonesia Australia Business Week in March 2017 a prominent Indonesian figure highlighted Australia’s ‘taste and style’ as its unique point of difference as a partner and investor in Indonesia. This is perhaps nowhere more poignant than in the tourism sector, given Australia’s culture of and expertise in developing sustainable eco-tourism in pristine natural environments […]

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Changing lives among the urban poor

Changing lives among the urban poor

March 22, 2018 By Rebekah Brown, Karin Leder, Diego Ramirez-Loving

This article was first published on Monash Lens. Read the original article   “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” The lament of the Ancient Mariner has clear parallels with the plight of the world’s urban poor, for whom a lack of sanitation and clean water is a matter of life and death. Polluted […]

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Indonesia’s electricity subsidy reforms led to improved efficiency

Indonesia’s electricity subsidy reforms led to improved efficiency

March 22, 2018

By Paul Burke, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University This article was originally published in The Conversation. Read the original article.   Indonesia has been home to some of the world’s largest subsidies for electricity use. Electricity prices have been set at low levels, with the government making transfers to Indonesia’s electricity utility, Perusahaan […]

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Why Australian business needs to wake up to a digital world

Why Australian business needs to wake up to a digital world

March 14, 2018 By Helen Brown

A forum on Digital Economy brought together lead thinkers in trade, business and digital technology. The Australia-Indonesia Centre conducted the panel with several partners – Trade Victoria, Asialink Business, and Australia Indonesia Business Council. The AIC will bring you a series of short videos outlining several key themes to show the trends, which as it […]

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