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Undoing old perceptions: trade, diplomacy and statecraft

Undoing old perceptions: trade, diplomacy and statecraft

July 27, 2018 By Endy M. Bayuni

Much to the frustration of diplomats in Jakarta and Canberra, positive trends have yet to change the way the Indonesian pub­lic looks at Australia. The old view of Australia as a white man’s colony in Asia still remains dominant, and Indonesian political leaders often play this up, exploiting the public’s ignorance whenever the two coun­tries […]

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Seaweed, Indonesia’s answer to the global plastic crisis

Seaweed, Indonesia’s answer to the global plastic crisis

July 27, 2018 By Bakti Berlyanto Sedayu

The most dangerous element from discarded plastic waste is microplastics. www.shutterstock.com The impacts of global plastic use have reached an alarming level. Based on the latest data, 9 billion tonnes of plastics have been produced since the 1950s, creating 7 billion tonnes of waste. Plastic waste not only damages the environment and threaten animal life but […]

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History is Important: the Sea-cucumber Industry Between Makassar and Northern Australia

History is Important: the Sea-cucumber Industry Between Makassar and Northern Australia

July 25, 2018 By Richard Mathews

On the front page of the local newspaper, Tribun Timur I read a headline, “Diplomasi Teripang Indonesia-Australia” (Indonesia-Australia Sea-cucumber Diplomacy), heading a long article about our event the previous day: the launch of the Indonesian translation of Professor Campbell Macknight’s book, The Voyage to Marege’. This, classic academic work was originally published in 1976 by Melbourne University Press. It […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Indonesia’s poverty rate lowest in history

Indonesian Media in Brief: Indonesia’s poverty rate lowest in history

July 20, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

The Indonesian Central Statistics Agency (BPS) has recorded the country’s poverty rate at 9.82 percent as of March 2018, the lowest in recorded history and the first time it has dropped below 10 percent. According to the Minister of National Development Planning, Bambang Brodjonegoro, there are three factors that have contributed to the decrease in poverty rate. […]

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Now or later: when should children learn English?

Now or later: when should children learn English?

July 20, 2018 By Novi Rahayu Restuningrum

It is important to encourage children to learn English as long as they already master their mother tongue. (Credit: www.shutterstock.com) The use of English in everyday life is on the rise in Indonesia. We can hear people speak English in offices, banks, schools, tourist destinations and various public spaces. Some people even do it with a […]

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The AIC Urban Water Learning Alliance launches in Bogor, Indonesia

The AIC Urban Water Learning Alliance launches in Bogor, Indonesia

July 19, 2018

The AIC Urban Water Learning Alliance was officially launched at the Grand Savero in Bogor on 30 November 2017. The Alliance connects researchers, leaders, influencers and ‘water champions’ to share their experience and expertise and shape a water sensitive future for the City of Bogor – one with improved liveability, wellbeing, health and resilience for […]

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International Internships and Project 11 partner with ReelOzInd! 2018

International Internships and Project 11 partner with ReelOzInd! 2018

July 16, 2018

ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition and Festival is proud to announce two new partnerships for 2018. International education organisation International Internships and art foundation Project 11 head the assembly of screening, media and community partners supporting ReelOzInd! now in its third year. International Internships is dedicated to bringing together students, academic institutions, NGOs and […]

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An innovation in foreign language learning with online systems

An innovation in foreign language learning with online systems

July 16, 2018 By Anissa Latumahina

Do you remember that time when you’re still in school with blackboards, tables, and chairs, and teachers in the classroom? Now, students can easily learn from anywhere and anytime, including in this case, learn foreign languages online. Starting from personal experience, in 2009, Tomy Yunus and Yohan Limerta went to Beijing to learn Mandarin. At […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Co-ops encouraged to adapt to the digital era

Indonesian Media in Brief: Co-ops encouraged to adapt to the digital era

July 13, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

Indonesia commemorated the National Cooperative Day on Thursday 12 July 2018. During his speech in Tangerang, President Joko Widodo urged Indonesian co-ops to embrace technology and adapt to the digital era. The President believes that Indonesian co-ops have great potential to generate high turnover and that he would like to see an Indonesian co-op among […]

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What is the future of renewable energy in Indonesia?

What is the future of renewable energy in Indonesia?

July 12, 2018

Research demonstrating that Indonesia’s annual energy needs can be met by installing solar power on only 0.1 percent of its landmass has been presented to policy-makers. The Indonesian government has committed to a renewable power future, with a target of 23 percent by 2025 and 31 percent by 2050. While only 7 percent of the […]

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