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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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Making efficient ports to keep cities connected

Making efficient ports to keep cities connected

July 7, 2016

Port cities can be lively, vibrant hives of activity—the hub of a nation’s economic health— if they’re planned well. Indonesia’s busiest port, Tanjung Priok, has roughly two and a half times the container traffic as the Port of Melbourne. But it also has a reputation as one of the least efficient ports in Asia. Indonesian […]

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Designing the coolest and most efficient tropical houses

Designing the coolest and most efficient tropical houses

June 30, 2016

Traditional buildings in Indonesia make use of ‘passive’ cooling techniques. Being well ventilated, raised off the ground, and with shady verandas, their design allows them to stay cool in a tropical climate without air conditioning. The classic timber ‘Queenslander’ house also follows a similar design. Now architects and engineers from both countries are getting together […]

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Watch the Australia-Indonesia Attitudes Seminar ‘Analysing the Australia-Indonesia relationship: Past, present and future’

Watch the Australia-Indonesia Attitudes Seminar ‘Analysing the Australia-Indonesia relationship: Past, present and future’

June 10, 2016

On May 18, 2016, leading scholars from Monash University presented fascinating research about the Australia-Indonesia relationship, covering societal, media and longitudinal attitudes studies. Introduced by Australia-Indonesia Centre Research Director Dr. Richard Price and hosted by the Centre’s Research Fellow Jemma Purdey, the seminar featured four researchers presenting two studies, as well as a robust question and answer session with […]

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Dr William Sabandar reveals Indonesia’s “ambitious” renewable energy targets

Dr William Sabandar reveals Indonesia’s “ambitious” renewable energy targets

May 24, 2016

Senior Advisor on Renewable Energy to the Indonesian government, Dr William Sabandar, reveals bold 2025 targets at a VIP dinner for the Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program. At the 6-star energy-efficient ANZ building in Docklands, Melbourne, Dr Sabandar addressed delegates, researchers and VIPs about a revolutionary nine-year energy plan for Indonesia. He said of the four sources where Indonesia currently draws its […]

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Energy and Infrastructure Tactical Research Project proposals now open

Energy and Infrastructure Tactical Research Project proposals now open

May 8, 2016

The Australia-Indonesia Centre is offering up to $100,000 funding for individual Tactical Research Projects in the Energy and Infrastructure clusters. Australian and Indonesian researchers are invited to collaborate on proposals for Tactical Research Projects in the areas of Energy and Infrastructure during this new round of funding. Each project proposal should be to the value […]

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Australia’s energy future lies across the Timor Sea

Australia’s energy future lies across the Timor Sea

April 15, 2016 By Ariel Liebman

Given the somewhat gloomy outlook for Australia’s energy industry’s growth prospects, Australians might be surprised to learn that there are domestic energy markets in the region that, unlike Australia’s, are not in stagnation. This is particularly relevant to the Australian electricity industry. While traditional growth opportunities for the electricity industry in Australia, as well as […]

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Can sunshine help prevent pneumonia?

Can sunshine help prevent pneumonia?

February 26, 2016

The possibility of a link between vitamin D deficiency and pneumonia is being investigated in two studies by Indonesian and Australian scientists in Indonesia. They’re tracking the incidence and severity in early childhood of respiratory tract infections, including the common cold, asthma, pneumonia, and bronchiolitis, in hospitals and the community, in the hope of providing […]

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Australia-Indonesia Centre commits $2.1 million to collaborative research supporting Resilient Communities

Australia-Indonesia Centre commits $2.1 million to collaborative research supporting Resilient Communities

February 24, 2016

If African communities can bypass the adoption of landline telephone technology by jumping straight to mobile phones, why can’t Indonesian communities and their city planners save decades of technology evolution by leapfrogging to world’s best urban water technology? With this challenge in mind, the Australia-Indonesia Centre launches the Resilient Communities (Urban Water) research cluster ‘Developing […]

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Riding the rails to an efficient freight system

Riding the rails to an efficient freight system

February 19, 2016

From 2016 a specially-equipped standard railcar will be rocking and rolling along the tracks of East Java. It will have carefully positioned sensors to detect its movement during normal operation, including its displacement and vibration. The railcar instrumentation has been designed by Monash University’s Institute of Rail Technology (IRT) to provide data on the condition […]

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