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Community Water Champions create a water sensitive vision for kampungs in Bogor City

Community Water Champions create a water sensitive vision for kampungs in Bogor City

March 22, 2018

Dense urban areas, floods and droughts, hot temperatures, air pollution, safe drinking water and sanitation are all challenges faced by Indonesian cities. How can local communities in Indonesia deal with urbanisation and climate change and ensure that the environment is protected and that residents can live healthy and happy lives? In Australia, Singapore and China, […]

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Changing lives among the urban poor

Changing lives among the urban poor

March 22, 2018 By Rebekah Brown, Karin Leder, Diego Ramirez-Loving

This article was first published on Monash Lens. Read the original article   “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” The lament of the Ancient Mariner has clear parallels with the plight of the world’s urban poor, for whom a lack of sanitation and clean water is a matter of life and death. Polluted […]

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Indonesia’s electricity subsidy reforms led to improved efficiency

Indonesia’s electricity subsidy reforms led to improved efficiency

March 22, 2018

By Paul Burke, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University This article was originally published in The Conversation. Read the original article.   Indonesia has been home to some of the world’s largest subsidies for electricity use. Electricity prices have been set at low levels, with the government making transfers to Indonesia’s electricity utility, Perusahaan […]

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Indonesian health professionals learn together through the Transform Leadership Program

Indonesian health professionals learn together through the Transform Leadership Program

March 20, 2018

Over eight days in Melbourne at the Royal Children’s Hospital, nine delegates participated in the intensive Transform Leadership Program, focusing on non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention in Indonesia. Funded by the Australia-Indonesia Centre, the program was developed by Andrea Krelle – from the Centre of Adolescent Health, The University of Melbourne – in concert with Dr […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Cigarettes and youth

Indonesian Media in Brief: Cigarettes and youth

March 16, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

Cigarette consumption in Indonesia continues to be a problem. A zoo in Bandung recently became the centre of local and international media attention after an orangutan was filmed smoking. Indonesian youth are particularly vulnerable as they are continuously exposed to cigarette advertisements, and have easy access to buy cheap cigarettes. The Conversation – Research from […]

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Why Australian business needs to wake up to a digital world

Why Australian business needs to wake up to a digital world

March 14, 2018 By Helen Brown

A forum on Digital Economy brought together lead thinkers in trade, business and digital technology. The Australia-Indonesia Centre conducted the panel with several partners – Trade Victoria, Asialink Business, and Australia Indonesia Business Council. The AIC will bring you a series of short videos outlining several key themes to show the trends, which as it […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: International Women’s Day

Indonesian Media in Brief: International Women’s Day

March 9, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

Indonesians joined the world to commemorate International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March 2018. Women and men participated in rallies held in the capital of Jakarta in front of Merdeka Palace to demand gender equality and fight against discrimination. Approximately 2,000 people joined the ‘Women’s March Jakarta’ the weekend before, using the hashtag #LawanBersama (Fight […]

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From Sydney to Semarang: Lessons learnt from schooling in Australia and Indonesia

From Sydney to Semarang: Lessons learnt from schooling in Australia and Indonesia

February 28, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

Andrew Rosser’s recent report, ‘Beyond access: Making Indonesia’s education system work’, prompted me to reflect on my own experience as a student in Indonesia, comparing it with my experience going to school in Australia. Few Indonesians have had the opportunity to experience education in Indonesia and abroad. Even fewer still have experienced education in Indonesia […]

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