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ETU meet VIPs ahead of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival runway show

ETU meet VIPs ahead of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival runway show

March 8, 2016

Indonesian design team ETU have arrived in Melbourne ahead of their runway debut at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, meeting some VIPs along the way. Restu Anggriani, the ETU team, and representatives of the Australia-Indonesia Centre met with the Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, her partner David Panton, and […]

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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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Innovation and science at the centre of government

Innovation and science at the centre of government

February 24, 2016

The Turnbull Government held the inaugural meeting of the Innovation and Science Committee of Cabinet on Tuesday, which is responsible for implementing the Government’s $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA). This is the first time a dedicated Cabinet Committee has been established by the Australian Government to oversee innovation and science, highlighting the […]

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We can learn from our sophisticated Indonesian neighbours

We can learn from our sophisticated Indonesian neighbours

February 21, 2016 By Harold Mitchell AC

For many families it’s back to school time. “Do you remember the day,” says Charlie, “when your Mum bought you a jumper at the beginning of the year that was too big, saying you were going to grow into it?” Louise remembers something different; she used to get hand-me-down jumpers and shoes from her brother. […]

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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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