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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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Monash University launches Material Arts of Aceh exhibition as part of ICCE Aceh Conference

Monash University launches Material Arts of Aceh exhibition as part of ICCE Aceh Conference

September 27, 2016

On September 26, Dr Megan Power of the Australia-Indonesia Centre opened a new exhibition of the Material Arts of Aceh, titled Keuneubah Indatu (“Aceh’s Cultural Heritage”), as part of the 15-day International Conference and Cultural Event of Aceh. The exhibition comprises musical instruments, textiles, embroidered cushion covers, jewellery, wedding ornaments, traditional costumes, rare books, and […]

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Learning the true meaning of cultural privilege

Learning the true meaning of cultural privilege

September 26, 2016 By Katrina Reid

Living in Surabaya for four weeks in preparation for the upcoming Indonesia-Australia Research Summit was a privilege. Each time I visit, live or work in Indonesia my definition of privileged gets a reality check. Are you privileged if you own crystal glasses or are you privileged if your plastic cup is always full? The people […]

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Adding leaves to the Australia-Indonesia stems

Adding leaves to the Australia-Indonesia stems

September 20, 2016 By Adjunct Professor Richard Price

From time to time a university’s research focus on health and medicine, infrastructure, energy, urban water and agriculture is misinterpreted to mean a focus on medical sciences, engineering, physics, hydrology and agronomy respectively. That at least is the perception among some of the Australia-Indonesia Centre’s collaborative research clusters undertaken across universities located in both Australia […]

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ReelOzInd! short film competition winners announced at Melbourne and Surabaya festival premieres

ReelOzInd! short film competition winners announced at Melbourne and Surabaya festival premieres

September 6, 2016

The ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition congratulated the winners at premieres in Melbourne and Surabaya, before sending the festival to all corners of both countries. Following the exciting competition phase, which generated hundreds of entries, the ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition announced the shortlist, special mentions and winners during two premiere screenings in […]

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Researchers, government and industry come together at the 3rd Indonesia-Australia Research Summit

Researchers, government and industry come together at the 3rd Indonesia-Australia Research Summit

September 5, 2016

On August 22 and 23, over 220 academics, researchers, and industry and government figures convened at Surabaya’s Universitas Airlangga for the 3rd Indonesia-Australia Research Summit. Presented by the Australia-Indonesia Centre and the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of Indonesia (RISTEK-DIKTI), the theme of the summit was ‘Innovating Together: Starting local, reaching global’. The summit featured […]

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Announcing the Australia Indonesia Essay Series

Announcing the Australia Indonesia Essay Series

September 1, 2016

The Australia-Indonesia Centre is proud to announce the commencement of new longform essay series, showcasing prominent thinkers from both nations. This bilingual essay series will showcase leading Australian and Indonesian writers reflecting on the important issues facing their societies today and into the future. The series aims to highlight the ways in which the peoples of Australia and Indonesia […]

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Australia Indonesia Perceptions Report 2016: “Indonesians and Australians not so different after all”

Australia Indonesia Perceptions Report 2016: “Indonesians and Australians not so different after all”

August 14, 2016

Indonesians and Australians share similar views on trade, education and tourism, according to a comprehensive Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC) research report conducted by EY Sweeney released on Monday 15 August 2016. Visit the Microsite “It’s clear that Indonesia and Australia have more issues that unite them than divide them,” says Mr Harold Mitchell AC, Chairman of […]

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