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Indonesian Media in Brief: Mudik in Pictures

Indonesian Media in Brief: Mudik in Pictures

June 15, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation estimated around 20 million are participating in this year’s annual ‘mudik’ – the exodus of people travelling home from major cities across the country. Approximately 1.4 million vehicles are leaving Jakarta alone. Travellers take on a long journey to celebrate Eid with family and friends in their hometowns. Selamat Idul […]

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Protecting young Indonesian hearts from tobacco

Protecting young Indonesian hearts from tobacco

June 15, 2018 By Putu Ayu Swandewi Astuti & Becky Freeman

The death threat looms large over Indonesian youth as their rate of smoking is high. www.shutterstock.com   The world’s second-largest market for tobacco after China, Indonesia is home to 100 million smokers. Smoking kills more than 200,000 Indonesians a year. The death threat also looms over its young generation. A fifth of Indonesians between 13 […]

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Makassar: Profile of a City in Eastern Indonesia, Part One

Makassar: Profile of a City in Eastern Indonesia, Part One

June 13, 2018 By Richard Mathews

We have been in Makassar long enough now for me to be able to paint a picture of life in this eastern Indonesian metropolis. Makassar’s actual population according to official central government statistics is just under 1.4 million: but the Mayor of Makassar, Danny Pomanto, has told me that if you add the number of […]

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Australia and Indonesia: Possibilities for Cooperation

Australia and Indonesia: Possibilities for Cooperation

June 11, 2018 By Australian Institute of International Affairs

It should be natural that close neighbours like Indonesia and Australia seek to forge strong relations and mutually beneficial cooperation. Geographic proximity, however, does not always guarantee this. The improvement in bilateral ties is illustrated by the high level of engagement between top officials, such as the recent meeting between President Joko Widodo and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during the ASEAN Australia Special […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Jokowi opens first eco-friendly, floating airport

Indonesian Media in Brief: Jokowi opens first eco-friendly, floating airport

June 8, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

Indonesia has reached another infrastructure milestone with the completion of the new Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang, Central Java. While not the biggest, it is the first eco-friendly floating airport in the country. President Joko Widodo led the inauguration and was pleasantly surprised that it was completed six months ahead of its initial deadline. […]

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Improving Access to Financial Services with Fintech

Improving Access to Financial Services with Fintech

June 8, 2018 By Pulse Lab Jakarta

For many street food vendors, small shop owners and thousands of entrepreneurs like them across Indonesia, access to financial services that can help them to meet their needs often lies outside their reach. With the uptick in the number of sophisticated financial technologies, there are emerging opportunities that can aid the delivery of faster and […]

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What the “Ten New Balis” Could Mean for Eastern Indonesia and Australia

What the “Ten New Balis” Could Mean for Eastern Indonesia and Australia

June 6, 2018 By Richard Mathews

On my travels around the eastern provinces of Indonesia I am often asked by Governors, Bupatis and business people, “what can Australia do to help us develop our tourism sector?” All levels of government in Indonesia are promoting tourism with the expectation it will bring progress and prosperity to the long-neglected people of eastern Indonesia. […]

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Australia and Indonesia: Strategic Partners in a Time of Change

Australia and Indonesia: Strategic Partners in a Time of Change

June 4, 2018 By Kyle Springer

Former Foreign Minister Gareth Evans once said, “No two neighbours anywhere in the world are as comprehensively unalike as Australia and Indonesia.” Despite proximity, Canberra and Jakarta may as well be worlds apart but changes need to be made if the countries want to face the future in a strategic way. Change is happening on […]

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Digital Forum – Llia Halimatussadiah from Zetta Media

Digital Forum – Llia Halimatussadiah from Zetta Media

June 1, 2018

Llia Halimatussadiah from Zetta Media talks with the AIC’s Helen Brown. Llia is co-founder of the Zetta Media Network and the author of 29 books, including novels, biographies and how-to guides. She started her first publishing company when her sixteenth book failed to find a publisher. Her online creations include self-publishing platform NulisBuku that boasts […]

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