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Can sunshine help prevent pneumonia?

Can sunshine help prevent pneumonia?

February 26, 2016

The possibility of a link between vitamin D deficiency and pneumonia is being investigated in two studies by Indonesian and Australian scientists in Indonesia. They’re tracking the incidence and severity in early childhood of respiratory tract infections, including the common cold, asthma, pneumonia, and bronchiolitis, in hospitals and the community, in the hope of providing […]

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Australia-Indonesia Centre commits $2.1 million to collaborative research supporting Resilient Communities

Australia-Indonesia Centre commits $2.1 million to collaborative research supporting Resilient Communities

February 24, 2016

If African communities can bypass the adoption of landline telephone technology by jumping straight to mobile phones, why can’t Indonesian communities and their city planners save decades of technology evolution by leapfrogging to world’s best urban water technology? With this challenge in mind, the Australia-Indonesia Centre launches the Resilient Communities (Urban Water) research cluster ‘Developing […]

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Innovation and science at the centre of government

Innovation and science at the centre of government

February 24, 2016

The Turnbull Government held the inaugural meeting of the Innovation and Science Committee of Cabinet on Tuesday, which is responsible for implementing the Government’s $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA). This is the first time a dedicated Cabinet Committee has been established by the Australian Government to oversee innovation and science, highlighting the […]

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We can learn from our sophisticated Indonesian neighbours

We can learn from our sophisticated Indonesian neighbours

February 21, 2016 By Harold Mitchell AC

For many families it’s back to school time. “Do you remember the day,” says Charlie, “when your Mum bought you a jumper at the beginning of the year that was too big, saying you were going to grow into it?” Louise remembers something different; she used to get hand-me-down jumpers and shoes from her brother. […]

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Riding the rails to an efficient freight system

Riding the rails to an efficient freight system

February 19, 2016

From 2016 a specially-equipped standard railcar will be rocking and rolling along the tracks of East Java. It will have carefully positioned sensors to detect its movement during normal operation, including its displacement and vibration. The railcar instrumentation has been designed by Monash University’s Institute of Rail Technology (IRT) to provide data on the condition […]

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Fishing for food security

Fishing for food security

February 19, 2016

  Local fishermen in Indonesia are catching less fish. Whatever the reason, it is a significant problem for those who live on small islands in particular, as fish make up about 90 per cent of the protein they eat. A team of Indonesian and Australian social scientists is looking at how communities adapt to these […]

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Indonesian label ETU to debut at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2016

Indonesian label ETU to debut at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2016

February 19, 2016

  Fashion label ETU, founded by winner Restu Anggraini, will debut on the runways of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. ETU won the ANZ Young Indonesian Designer Award 2015 at Jakarta Fashion Week, presented by ANZ and the Australia-Indonesia Centre. ETU’s collection has also appeared on the catwalks of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. […]

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AIC Board meets in Bandung

AIC Board meets in Bandung

February 17, 2016

Australia-Indonesia Centre Chair, Mr Harold Mitchell AC, and the Vice Governor of West Java Province, Bapak Deddy Mizwar, discuss opportunities for Australia and Indonesia to collaborate during formal talks at the Governor’s offices in Bandung yesterday. The board of the AIC met in Bandung as part of a strategy to engage leading Indonesian cities in […]

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Indonesia launches Centre of Excellence for Clean Energy

Indonesia launches Centre of Excellence for Clean Energy

February 11, 2016

Australia-Indonesia Centre representatives attend the launch of Indonesia’s new Centre of Excellence for Clean Energy in Nusa Dua, Bali, and a two-day international Clean Energy Forum. Over 1000 representatives from over 30 countries, and approximately 100 exhibitors, have come together at the Clean Energy Forum on February 11 and 12. The theme of the forum […]

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Power to the people

Power to the people

February 11, 2016

Today the Indonesian Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Sudirman Said, will open the Indonesian Clean Energy Centre of Excellence in Bali, with Australia to be an important partner in the Centre’s new activities. In support of the opening the Australia Indonesia Centre announced the signing of an MoU and the commencement of a suite […]

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