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Raising the standards: Indonesia to allow foreign academics

Raising the standards: Indonesia to allow foreign academics

April 11, 2018 By Kevin Evans

ANU’s Professor Greg Fealy presents at the Future Researchers of Indonesia Program in Bogor, July 2017 New Regulation On 26 March the President signed into effect Presidential Decree 20 of 2018 on the Use of Foreign Labour. The regulation will come into full effect at the end of June 2018. The regulation offers new opportunities […]

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Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia joins the AIC Board

Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia joins the AIC Board

April 6, 2018 By Harold Mitchell AC

I am pleased to announce that Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia, His Excellency Gary Quinlan AO, will join the Australia-Indonesia Centre board. Ambassador Quinlan is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).  He recently served as Deputy Secretary and Australia’s Senior Official to ASEAN and to the East Asia Summit, […]

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Can Australian business tap into the Asian digital economy?

Can Australian business tap into the Asian digital economy?

April 5, 2018

It might surprise Australians to know that one of their nearest Asian neighbours is moving into the ranks of a big world economy. Indonesia is predicted to become the world’s 4th most powerful economy by 2050. What kind of Indonesia this will produce is hard to predict, as the shape of Indonesia’s democracy is still […]

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A festival of short film: ReelOzInd! returns in 2018

A festival of short film: ReelOzInd! returns in 2018

March 28, 2018 By Dr Jemma Purdey

After the success of ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition and Festival in 2016 and 2017, we are very excited to announce its return again in 2018. Over the past two years ReelOzInd! has attracted hundreds of entries from both nations, with screenings for live audiences in dozens of cities in Australia and Indonesia. We’ve […]

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Eco-tourism in eastern Indonesia – an education and training opportunity for Australia?

Eco-tourism in eastern Indonesia – an education and training opportunity for Australia?

March 26, 2018 By Violet Rish

At Indonesia Australia Business Week in March 2017 a prominent Indonesian figure highlighted Australia’s ‘taste and style’ as its unique point of difference as a partner and investor in Indonesia. This is perhaps nowhere more poignant than in the tourism sector, given Australia’s culture of and expertise in developing sustainable eco-tourism in pristine natural environments […]

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Community Water Champions create a water sensitive vision for kampungs in Bogor City

Community Water Champions create a water sensitive vision for kampungs in Bogor City

March 22, 2018

Dense urban areas, floods and droughts, hot temperatures, air pollution, safe drinking water and sanitation are all challenges faced by Indonesian cities. How can local communities in Indonesia deal with urbanisation and climate change and ensure that the environment is protected and that residents can live healthy and happy lives? In Australia, Singapore and China, […]

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Changing lives among the urban poor

Changing lives among the urban poor

March 22, 2018 By Rebekah Brown, Karin Leder, Diego Ramirez-Loving

This article was first published on Monash Lens. Read the original article   “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” The lament of the Ancient Mariner has clear parallels with the plight of the world’s urban poor, for whom a lack of sanitation and clean water is a matter of life and death. Polluted […]

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Indonesia’s electricity subsidy reforms led to improved efficiency

Indonesia’s electricity subsidy reforms led to improved efficiency

March 22, 2018

By Paul Burke, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University This article was originally published in The Conversation. Read the original article.   Indonesia has been home to some of the world’s largest subsidies for electricity use. Electricity prices have been set at low levels, with the government making transfers to Indonesia’s electricity utility, Perusahaan […]

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Australia in eastern Indonesia – universities making an impact

Australia in eastern Indonesia – universities making an impact

March 21, 2018 By Violet Rish

Australia has a long history of engagement in eastern Indonesia – a region closer to Darwin than Darwin is to Sydney. An important frontier for this cooperation today is academic partnerships, which I saw expanding during my time with the Australian Government in Makassar, and am continuing to support in my new role with the […]

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