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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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Fishing for food security

Fishing for food security

February 19, 2016

  Local fishermen in Indonesia are catching less fish. Whatever the reason, it is a significant problem for those who live on small islands in particular, as fish make up about 90 per cent of the protein they eat. A team of Indonesian and Australian social scientists is looking at how communities adapt to these […]

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Indonesian label ETU to debut at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2016

Indonesian label ETU to debut at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2016

February 19, 2016

  Fashion label ETU, founded by winner Restu Anggraini, will debut on the runways of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. ETU won the ANZ Young Indonesian Designer Award 2015 at Jakarta Fashion Week, presented by ANZ and the Australia-Indonesia Centre. ETU’s collection has also appeared on the catwalks of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. […]

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AIC Board meets in Bandung

AIC Board meets in Bandung

February 17, 2016

Australia-Indonesia Centre Chair, Mr Harold Mitchell AC, and the Vice Governor of West Java Province, Bapak Deddy Mizwar, discuss opportunities for Australia and Indonesia to collaborate during formal talks at the Governor’s offices in Bandung yesterday. The board of the AIC met in Bandung as part of a strategy to engage leading Indonesian cities in […]

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Indonesia launches Centre of Excellence for Clean Energy

Indonesia launches Centre of Excellence for Clean Energy

February 11, 2016

Australia-Indonesia Centre representatives attend the launch of Indonesia’s new Centre of Excellence for Clean Energy in Nusa Dua, Bali, and a two-day international Clean Energy Forum. Over 1000 representatives from over 30 countries, and approximately 100 exhibitors, have come together at the Clean Energy Forum on February 11 and 12. The theme of the forum […]

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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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In-country Indonesian language Hamer Scholarship announced

In-country Indonesian language Hamer Scholarship announced

February 5, 2016

Business Victoria has announced the 2016 Hamer Scholarship Program for in-country language studies, including Indonesia. The Hamer Scholarship Program is a language and cultural immersion program designed to build the Asia-engagement capabilities of Victorians and to help strengthen cultural awareness and partnerships between Victoria and Asia. Their 2016 program offers language scholarships for cultural exchange in […]

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Gained in translation?

Gained in translation?

February 2, 2016 By Dr Richard Price

As a former researcher and long-term research manager, I am thrilled when the results of my research and that of my colleagues is taken up. Whether the results are used by farmers in their practices, by policy makers to inform their legislation, by research collaborators to design centres of excellence or by companies to direct […]

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