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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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Darwin-Indonesia: A Diplomacy of Proximity

Darwin-Indonesia: A Diplomacy of Proximity

July 11, 2018 By Andre Siregar

Indonesia-Australia relations from Darwin are quite unique. After serving as Indonesia’s Consul to the Northern Territory from December 2014 to January 2018, I have learned that the Darwin, Northern Territory (NT) relationship are both rich and still ample room for new opportunities. Unlike other capital cities in Australia, Darwin is closer (three-hour flight) to all […]

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How Australian Businesses are Tapping into the Indonesian Digital Economy

How Australian Businesses are Tapping into the Indonesian Digital Economy

July 9, 2018 By Rizka Tsalasi

Although reports say that trade relations between Australia and Indonesia are relatively stagnant, some Australian online business are starting to look at Indonesia as a potential market and to invest more in order to grow in Indonesia. Take the example of Jora, an employment website with the mission to help people find jobs for free, […]

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Australia-Indonesia higher education opportunities: Seizing the momentum?

Australia-Indonesia higher education opportunities: Seizing the momentum?

July 4, 2018 By Elena Williams

Opportunities abound in the Australia-Indonesia higher education space for deeper collaboration, investment and skills-sharing, but are businesses making the most of this opportunity? The Australia-Indonesia higher education sector is ripe with opportunities. From the Indonesian Government’s proposed plans to open up its university sector to fully owned foreign institutions, the Australian Government’s highly successful ‘New […]

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Indonesia Regional Elections 2018: Performers up, scions and coat-tailers down

Indonesia Regional Elections 2018: Performers up, scions and coat-tailers down

July 3, 2018 By Kevin Evans

Voters in half of Indonesia’s 34 provinces, including the 4 largest provinces, as well as nearly 25% of cities and counties, went to the polls last week to elect their leaders. Indonesia’s multiplicity of Indonesian parties and its rich tapestry of political splits and schisms make it difficult to extrapolate results to the national level. […]

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From a vision to an upgrade plan: Water Cluster returns to Pulo Geulis to workshop designs

From a vision to an upgrade plan: Water Cluster returns to Pulo Geulis to workshop designs

June 29, 2018

After months of synthesising community ideas, researchers have presented a suite of water-sensitive solutions to the Pulo Geulis community in Bogor. On 28 April and 22 May 2018, Urban Water Cluster researchers from Monash University, Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) and Universitas Indonesia (UI) continued their ongoing consultations with Pulo Geulis residents. In this second workshop, […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: School zoning regulations for educational equity

Indonesian Media in Brief: School zoning regulations for educational equity

June 29, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

The Ministry of Education and Culture have recently instituted a new regulation regarding admittance of students into schools from kindergarten to senior High School level. Prospective students of public schools will now be admitted based on a zone system, defined by proximity of a household to a school. Minister Muhadjir Effendy said the new system […]

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Developing Employability Skills in Indonesia

Developing Employability Skills in Indonesia

June 27, 2018 By Gordon Scott

It goes without saying that Australia and Indonesia enjoy a unique relationship. Quite aside from our geographic proximity, we share other characteristics that have helped us to forge strong relationships in a variety of business sectors. Among these has been the rise in cooperation between our education sectors. Education is certainly a growth industry in […]

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