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Energy and Infrastructure Tactical Research Project proposals now open

Energy and Infrastructure Tactical Research Project proposals now open

May 8, 2016

The Australia-Indonesia Centre is offering up to $100,000 funding for individual Tactical Research Projects in the Energy and Infrastructure clusters. Australian and Indonesian researchers are invited to collaborate on proposals for Tactical Research Projects in the areas of Energy and Infrastructure during this new round of funding. Each project proposal should be to the value […]

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PwC Federal Budget Analysis and proposed effects on future Asian investment

PwC Federal Budget Analysis and proposed effects on future Asian investment

May 6, 2016

PwC has released in-depth analysis of the 2016-17 Federal Budget, showing efforts to transition to a more diversified new economy, including the opening of new markets in Asia. Among other insights, PwC finds that the budget is poised to further monitor and encourage investment in foreign markets and trade links between Asia and Australia. A supplied summary of key insights […]

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Maintaining innovation or innovating maintenance?

Maintaining innovation or innovating maintenance?

April 22, 2016 By Dr Richard Price

With each visit to Indonesia I am everywhere reminded of a growing dichotomy between the demand for innovation and the demand for maintenance. My memories of my latest trip to Indonesia (April 2016) were shaped as much by the hours spent in traffic and twisting ankles traversing uneven and decaying pathways as they were by […]

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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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Announcing the inaugural ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition and Festival

Announcing the inaugural ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition and Festival

April 7, 2016

  Indonesian hit filmmakers Mira Lesmana and Riri Riza (Ada Apa dengan Cinta?) and esteemed Australian producer Andrew Mason (Matrix, The Water Diviner) lead the judges’ list for a ground-breaking new film competition. The ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition aims to give aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to share their stories away from the stereotypes, […]

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Speaking Indonesian: the delights and the pitfalls

Speaking Indonesian: the delights and the pitfalls

April 4, 2016 By Basoeki Koesasi

Having been involved in teaching Indonesian to Australians and others for more years than I care to recall, permit me to pass on a few of the insights I have gained. We can be proud of the achievements of all the teachers and students who ‘have a go’ and put their knowledge into practice, in the […]

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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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Australia-Indonesia future powered by ‘fun’: Indonesia’s Minister for Trade Thomas Lembong

Australia-Indonesia future powered by ‘fun’: Indonesia’s Minister for Trade Thomas Lembong

March 18, 2016

Next-generation sectors – digital innovation, food and fashion – can grow Australian and Indonesian trade relations, says Indonesia’s Minister for Trade Thomas Lembong. The Minister gave a lecture at Monash University in Caulfield on Friday 18 March, encouraging risk and entrepreneurism in a ‘mindset revolution’ for the future of trade between the two nations. Minister […]

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