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Remembering Sabam Siagian

Remembering Sabam Siagian

June 6, 2016 By Basoeki Koesasi

Sabam Pandapotan Siagian – who passed away on June 3 – was a great friend of Australia. In Indonesia, Pak Sabam is mainly remembered as the first Editor-in-Chief of The Jakarta Post, the English-language paper he helped to set up (and which is still going strong). He was at heart a journalist, but from an […]

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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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Minister Philip Dalidakis encourages “all-embracing” Australia-Indonesia trade relationship

Minister Philip Dalidakis encourages “all-embracing” Australia-Indonesia trade relationship

May 21, 2016

At a dinner reception held as part of the Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program, Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis encouraged an “all-embracing” relationship between Australia and Indonesia. “The importance of the relationship is in that we don’t just talk about one specific part of it. That’s the real strength of where we’re going. We don’t […]

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New South Wales Governor David Hurley welcomes Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program delegates

New South Wales Governor David Hurley welcomes Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program delegates

May 18, 2016

His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) and other dignitaries welcome the delegates for the Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program during a Sydney Harbour cruise. Delegates from Indonesia and Australia have convened in Sydney for the first day of the May 2016 Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program, opening with a cruise through Sydney Harbour, taking in […]

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Monash University to host Australia-Indonesia Attitudes Research Seminar

Monash University to host Australia-Indonesia Attitudes Research Seminar

May 12, 2016

On Wednesday 18 May, the  ‘Analysing the Australia-Indonesia relationship: Past, present and future’ seminar will showcase research on attitudes between the two countries. Chaired by Australia-Indonesia Centre research fellow Jemma Purdey and introduced by Research Director Dr Richard Price, the seminar will explore the Australia-Indonesia relationship through research papers following 70 years worth of polling data, as well as national focus groups. Senior Research Fellow […]

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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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PwC Federal Budget Analysis and proposed effects on future Asian investment

PwC Federal Budget Analysis and proposed effects on future Asian investment

May 6, 2016

PwC has released in-depth analysis of the 2016-17 Federal Budget, showing efforts to transition to a more diversified new economy, including the opening of new markets in Asia. Among other insights, PwC finds that the budget is poised to further monitor and encourage investment in foreign markets and trade links between Asia and Australia. A supplied summary of key insights […]

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Maintaining innovation or innovating maintenance?

Maintaining innovation or innovating maintenance?

April 22, 2016 By Dr Richard Price

With each visit to Indonesia I am everywhere reminded of a growing dichotomy between the demand for innovation and the demand for maintenance. My memories of my latest trip to Indonesia (April 2016) were shaped as much by the hours spent in traffic and twisting ankles traversing uneven and decaying pathways as they were by […]

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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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