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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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Power to the islands

Power to the islands

February 11, 2016

Over sixty-five million Indonesians live off the grid. But what does that mean in the era of micro-grids, batteries and efficient solar panels? And how do communities change with 24/7 energy? Providing reliable electric power is one of the keys to unlocking the potential of the remote islands and landlocked areas of Indonesia and of […]

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Putting a window and lasers in a ship’s hull

Putting a window and lasers in a ship’s hull

January 27, 2016

Every shipping manager wages an endless battle against fouling – the bacteria, seaweed, barnacles and other marine life that take residence on the hull of ships. This biofouling is thought to add more than 20 per cent to the fuel costs of commercial shipping. That’s a big cost for the maritime trading nations of Australia […]

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AIC to present at international education conference

AIC to present at international education conference

December 16, 2015

The Australia-Indonesia Centre will run a session at the 11th Annual Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference. The theme of the session is ‘Global drivers for interdisciplinary research and interventions to broaden collaborative approaches between Australia and Indonesia’. It will be held on Tuesday 1st March 2016 from 2pm – 3:30pm. The APAIE Annual Conference and Exhibition […]

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$2.1 million health funding announced

$2.1 million health funding announced

December 16, 2015

The Australia-Indonesia Centre Board has approved $2.1 million in funding for the AIC Health Research Cluster to deliver innovative approaches to address the primary prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Indonesia and Australia. The AIC Health Research Cluster, led by the University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney, Universitas Indonesia and Universitas Airlangga, aims to increase […]

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra shows leadership in Indonesia

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra shows leadership in Indonesia

November 16, 2015

The internationally acclaimed Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has taken a significant step towards performing at an historic 9th century temple in Indonesia, in what would be one of the most exciting cultural moments in the Australia-Indonesia relationship. The plan is part of an agreement signed in Yogyakarta today between the Yogyakarta Special Region and the […]

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Jakarta designers smash Aust stereotypes

Jakarta designers smash Aust stereotypes

October 26, 2015

Originally published in The Australian. WITH their boxy, masculine shapes and muted colour palette, Jakarta label ETU is probably not what comes to mind when Australians think of Indonesian fashion, or Muslim wear. ETU’S collection will hit the runways of Melbourne Fashion Festival next year, after the label won the 2016 Young Indonesian Fashion Designer […]

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The AIC congratulates all new ministers

The AIC congratulates all new ministers

October 24, 2014 By Paul Ramadge

The Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC) congratulates all new ministers in President Joko Widodo’s first administration. We wish them well as they use their individual and collective wisdom to guide Indonesia towards growth, prosperity and equality. The lineup of experience is impressive. Of special note is the appointment of Ibu Retno Marsudi as the first female Foreign […]

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Paul Ramadge’s speech at Ari Sharp’s ‘Risky Business’ book launch

Paul Ramadge’s speech at Ari Sharp’s ‘Risky Business’ book launch

September 30, 2014 By Paul Ramadge

The book is a reminder that contemporary Indonesia is full of paradoxes, sometimes moving painfully slowly, at other times moving with almost terrifying speed. Some Indonesian entrepreneurs – the ones who build cities – like saying “We build the boat while we sail” Selamat malam. It is an honour to be invited to speak tonight. […]

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