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Indonesian Media in Brief: How to become an Indonesian unicorn

Indonesian Media in Brief: How to become an Indonesian unicorn

June 1, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

An interview with the Bukalapak CFO uncovers how the e-commerce marketplace grew from a small garage office to being Indonesia’s latest unicorn. As the Indonesian digital economy continues to grow, the government encourages the younger generation to become actors, not just spectators.  Tempo – Interview: Young on top, Bukalapak’s secret to increase valuation (video) Interview […]

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Australia can help Indonesia kick the habit

Australia can help Indonesia kick the habit

June 1, 2018 By Madeleine Randell

Australia is an undisputed world leader in tobacco control. From massive wins with plain packaging to widely enforced bans on smoking in public places, it is easy to see why. Australia is successfully creating a generational shift in tobacco use, with its youngest generation growing up in a society mostly free of smoking and its harmful effects. […]

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The secret life of concrete, revealed

The secret life of concrete, revealed

June 1, 2018

To assess human health and internal organs doctors routinely conduct diagnostic testing such as ultrasounds and x-rays. In a similar way, non-destructive testing (NDT) is conducted to assess the structural health of infrastructure such as bridges, tunnels and airports. The alternative, destructive testing – i.e. loading to breaking point – can be employed to assess […]

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Raising Awareness – the Importance of Eastern Indonesia to Australia

Raising Awareness – the Importance of Eastern Indonesia to Australia

May 30, 2018 By Richard Mathews

I spent the month of October 2017 in Australia on my mid-term consultations and leave. It is hard to believe, but I am half-way through my posting: eighteen months of solid work behind us, and another busy eighteen months ahead of us, until the end of our posting to Makassar. I travelled to Perth, Darwin, […]

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Drafting Jakarta’s Ballot Papers

Drafting Jakarta’s Ballot Papers

May 28, 2018 By Australian Institute of International Affairs

It is a year until the next presidential elections will be held in Indonesia and speculation has begun about who will put themselves forward to face the incumbent, Joko Widodo. The answer will shape the coming debate in Australia’s largest neighbour. Indonesia’s democracy is just 20 years old and it is due to hold its […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Fintech take on energy and agriculture challenges

Indonesian Media in Brief: Fintech take on energy and agriculture challenges

May 25, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

Fintech continues to flourish, as Indonesia awaits the birth of its fifth unicorn. Hundreds of new startups are emerging, with some taking on the country’s energy and agriculture challenges. In addition, while certain parties encourage receiving funds only from local companies and stakeholders, others have argued the benefits of opening up to foreign investors.  Detik […]

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Strong Research Ecosystem Needed To Boost Indonesia’s Economic Competitiveness

Strong Research Ecosystem Needed To Boost Indonesia’s Economic Competitiveness

May 25, 2018 By Knowledge Sector Initiative

Indonesia needs to make a concerted effort to strengthen its research ecosystem – including policy research – to be able to compete with other countries in the region. One key challenge in Indonesia’s research ecosystem is the availability and accessibility of data and research. To help address this, the Indonesia Alliance for Policy Research (ARK), […]

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Port-road-rail connectivity – finding the path of least resistance

Port-road-rail connectivity – finding the path of least resistance

May 24, 2018

For a nation of 17,000 islands, ports are essential to the delivery of goods to over 260 million people. Researchers from Monash University and Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember are using big data to simulate how transport flows in order to offer better models of distribution. Surabaya port Terminal Teluk Lamong in East Java is operating […]

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How water sensitive is Bogor?

How water sensitive is Bogor?

May 23, 2018

How do you judge how sustainably and equitably a city uses its water resources? Questions asked by Australia-Indonesia Centre Urban Water researchers from Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Indonesia and Monash University in Bogor last November included: Can residents access and enjoy the city’s parks and waterways? Do residents feel a ‘connection’ with the city’s water? […]

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