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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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Window on Australia launches in Indonesia

Window on Australia launches in Indonesia

December 9, 2015

A month-long celebration of Australian stories and culture commences in Indonesia today with the launch of Window on Australia, a collaboration between the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s International Division, Media Nusantara Citra (MNC) and Indonesia’s leading online news site, Detik.com. Window on Australia allows Indonesians to engage with and learn about Australia from a range of […]

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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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‘Largest-ever’ Australian trade delegation to visit Indonesia

‘Largest-ever’ Australian trade delegation to visit Indonesia

November 9, 2015

This article was originally published in The Jakarta Globe. More than 300 Australian business leaders and ministers will arrive in Indonesia next week in the wake of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s visit to Jakarta, as Canberra seeks to explore new business opportunities with its northern neighbor. The delegation, billed by the Australian Embassy as the […]

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Ambassador Nadjib Riphat Kesoema: The relationship between Australia and Indonesia ‘very good’ but can be ‘much better’

Ambassador Nadjib Riphat Kesoema: The relationship between Australia and Indonesia ‘very good’ but can be ‘much better’

November 9, 2015

This post was originally published on ABC. Indonesia’s ambassador to Australia Nadjib Riphat Kesoema tells 7.30 that the relationship between the two countries is ‘very good’ ahead of historic talks between Malcolm Turnbull and Joko Widodo. He expects it will be even better once the two leaders meet. Transcript LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Beginning later this […]

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Knowledge Sector Initiative interview with Mari Pangestu

Knowledge Sector Initiative interview with Mari Pangestu

November 6, 2015

This post was originally published in Knowledge Sector Initiative. Mari Pangestu is not your typical policymaker. A seasoned minister who has served at the helm of both the Ministry of Trade and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari carved out a career as a no nonsense policymaker who favored facts and figures over political […]

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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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What are your true colours?: A conversation

What are your true colours?: A conversation

August 18, 2015 By Delita Sartika

Colourfields series 2013, Lindsay Blamey. This article was originally published in Inside Indonesia. I hope the statement (made by Tony Abbott) does not reflect the true colours of Australians… Threats are not part of diplomatic language and no one responds well to threats. -Armanatha Nasir, Indonesian foreign ministry spokesperson, February 2015 This statement was shared […]

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Jokowi’s Cabinet Changes: The No Ruffle Reshuffle

Jokowi’s Cabinet Changes: The No Ruffle Reshuffle

August 16, 2015 By James Castle

After months of speculation and political sand throwing within his own coalition, President Jokowi has made the first changes to his Working Cabinet (Kabinet Kerja). Given the heated criticisms and public attacks of the past few months, the actual changes have barely caused a ripple in either Jokowi’s minority coalition or the majority opposition. Overall, […]

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