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Growing food and stopping floods with rain gardens

Growing food and stopping floods with rain gardens

October 4, 2017

Small urban ‘rain gardens’ are popping up all around Australia and Indonesia to keep waterways free from pollutants, stop flooding and erosion, and to grow food. Although they may look similar to a normal garden, beneath the surface, rain gardens are a sandwich of layers of sand, gravel, roots and microbes through which polluted water passes […]

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Cooperatives: from wishbone to backbone

Cooperatives: from wishbone to backbone

October 2, 2017 By Kevin Evans

  I had the great privilege of working in the Centre for Rural and Regional Development Studies (P3PK) at UGM in early 1991. Working in the presence of luminaries like the late Prof Mubyarto and so many young researchers from across disciplines was always exciting. Issues related to the role that cooperatives should play in […]

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Earthquake-proofing ports

Earthquake-proofing ports

September 27, 2017

Researchers from The University of Melbourne are learning how to modify existing Indonesian and Australian ports so earthquakes don’t do such devastating damage to sea trade. “What we currently have is a recipe for disaster. Some port infrastructure is over 100 years old and was not designed to cope with the loads they are currently […]

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Renewable ‘alternatives’ cheapest option for Australia, Indonesia

Renewable ‘alternatives’ cheapest option for Australia, Indonesia

September 21, 2017

Electricity from photovoltaics and wind are likely the cheapest options for large-scale energy generation in both Australia and Indonesia, according to research from the Australian National University (ANU) and Institut Teknologi Bandung, supported by The Australia-Indonesia Centre. “Reductions in the cost of photovoltaics and wind, coupled with developments in high-voltage direct current (HVDC) and off-river […]

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‘The Indonesian economy is at a crossroads’ – Chatib Basri and Mari Pangestu on Indonesia’s economic future

‘The Indonesian economy is at a crossroads’ – Chatib Basri and Mari Pangestu on Indonesia’s economic future

September 20, 2017

At the Australian National University’s Indonesia Update 2017, held on September 15 and 16, Helen Brown of Bisnis Asia spoke to former Indonesian Minister of Finance M. Chatib Basri and former Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Pangestu about the future of Indonesia’s economy. “I would say that the Indonesian economy is at […]

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ReelOzInd! 2017 to premiere at ACMI Melbourne and IFI Yogyakarta, and travel to 12 more cities

ReelOzInd! 2017 to premiere at ACMI Melbourne and IFI Yogyakarta, and travel to 12 more cities

September 18, 2017

The ReelOzInd Australia Indonesia Short Film Festival returns in 2017, bringing the brightest talents in Australian and Indonesian independent filmmaking to all corners of both nations. The festival will premiere simultaneously at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne and Institut Francais Indonesia in Yogyakarta on Wednesday 27 September, then visits Adelaide, Malang, […]

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Health Cluster opens applications for Youth-led Education Project funding

Health Cluster opens applications for Youth-led Education Project funding

September 12, 2017

The Health Cluster of the Australia-Indonesia Centre is offering $20,000 funding for Youth-led education projects focusing on primary prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases. A total budget of $20,000 AUD is available with an expectation that between 4-5 projects will be funded. We suggest that applications consider a request to the AIC Health Cluster funding for between […]

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‘Concert of Friendship’ – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra perform at Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta

‘Concert of Friendship’ – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra perform at Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta

September 6, 2017

In August 2017, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra continued their partnership with the Yogyakarta Special Region by performing in front of the ancient, World Heritage-listed Prambanan Temple. Yogya director Dery Prananda goes behind the scenes to capture the preparations, speak to the performers, and bring us the stunning sights and sounds of the ‘Concert of Friendship’.

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Health Cluster opens applications for Strategic Research Project funding for Educational Initiatives

Health Cluster opens applications for Strategic Research Project funding for Educational Initiatives

September 1, 2017

The Health Cluster of the Australia-Indonesia Centre is offering over $90,000 funding for Strategic Research Project proposals creating Educational Initiatives for the primary prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases. A total budget of $91,456 is available with an expectation that between 2-3 projects will be funded. Consideration will be given to proposals that request AIC Health Cluster funding […]

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