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Putting a window and lasers in a ship’s hull

Putting a window and lasers in a ship’s hull

January 27, 2016

Every shipping manager wages an endless battle against fouling – the bacteria, seaweed, barnacles and other marine life that take residence on the hull of ships. This biofouling is thought to add more than 20 per cent to the fuel costs of commercial shipping. That’s a big cost for the maritime trading nations of Australia […]

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Indonesian, Australian governments condemn Jakarta attacks

Indonesian, Australian governments condemn Jakarta attacks

January 15, 2016

The Indonesian Government and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs have issued press releases condemning the terrorist attacks in Jakarta on January 14, 2016. Official Media Release from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia “Today, at around 10.50 am, a suicide bomber exploded in a cafe at the crossroad of Thamrin Road, Central Jakarta, […]

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A foreign investor’s view: Will Indonesia’s economy recover?

A foreign investor’s view: Will Indonesia’s economy recover?

January 10, 2016 By James Castle

After five years of steadily deteriorating economic performance, the Indonesian economy may be in the process of turning around. After reaching a 21st-century high of 6.4 percent in 2010, the country’s GDP growth rate has been lower every year since. It is unlikely to be higher than 4.7 percent this year, the lowest level since […]

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Indonesia vows new age with better ties with Australia

Indonesia vows new age with better ties with Australia

January 10, 2016

This post was originally published in The Australian. Australia and Indonesia are poised for significantly closer military, security and economic ties as Jakarta’s ambassador to Canberra drew a line under two years of tension by declaring the critical relationship to be back on track. Nadjib Riphat Kesoema told The Australian that Malcolm Turnbull’s visit to […]

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AIC to present at international education conference

AIC to present at international education conference

December 16, 2015

The Australia-Indonesia Centre will run a session at the 11th Annual Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference. The theme of the session is ‘Global drivers for interdisciplinary research and interventions to broaden collaborative approaches between Australia and Indonesia’. It will be held on Tuesday 1st March 2016 from 2pm – 3:30pm. The APAIE Annual Conference and Exhibition […]

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$2.1 million health funding announced

$2.1 million health funding announced

December 16, 2015

The Australia-Indonesia Centre Board has approved $2.1 million in funding for the AIC Health Research Cluster to deliver innovative approaches to address the primary prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Indonesia and Australia. The AIC Health Research Cluster, led by the University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney, Universitas Indonesia and Universitas Airlangga, aims to increase […]

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Window on Australia launches in Indonesia

Window on Australia launches in Indonesia

December 9, 2015

A month-long celebration of Australian stories and culture commences in Indonesia today with the launch of Window on Australia, a collaboration between the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s International Division, Media Nusantara Citra (MNC) and Indonesia’s leading online news site, Detik.com. Window on Australia allows Indonesians to engage with and learn about Australia from a range of […]

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra shows leadership in Indonesia

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra shows leadership in Indonesia

November 16, 2015

The internationally acclaimed Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has taken a significant step towards performing at an historic 9th century temple in Indonesia, in what would be one of the most exciting cultural moments in the Australia-Indonesia relationship. The plan is part of an agreement signed in Yogyakarta today between the Yogyakarta Special Region and the […]

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‘Largest-ever’ Australian trade delegation to visit Indonesia

‘Largest-ever’ Australian trade delegation to visit Indonesia

November 9, 2015

This article was originally published in The Jakarta Globe. More than 300 Australian business leaders and ministers will arrive in Indonesia next week in the wake of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s visit to Jakarta, as Canberra seeks to explore new business opportunities with its northern neighbor. The delegation, billed by the Australian Embassy as the […]

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