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Indonesian Ambassador to focus on economic partnerships and people-to-people connections

Indonesian Ambassador to focus on economic partnerships and people-to-people connections

November 22, 2017

Speaking with Helen Brown for the Australia-Indonesia Centre, Indonesia’s recently appointed Ambassador to Australia H.E. Kristiarto Legowo revealed the focus of his mission. “My president, he’s very specific,” the Ambassador says of the directions he received from Indonesian President Joko Widodo. “He told me ‘Kris, I’m sending you there when bilateral relations between our two […]

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Of ballots and Constitutional Court verdicts

Of ballots and Constitutional Court verdicts

November 20, 2017 By Kevin Evans

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced on 15 November 2017 that over 61% of Australians said yes to the question: “Should the law be changed to allow same sex couples to marry?” With almost 80% of eligible voters taking the time to participate in this voluntary postal survey, the response by the people was […]

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Expressions of interest open for Eastern Indonesia Renewable Energy Field Study and Business Opportunities Seminar

Expressions of interest open for Eastern Indonesia Renewable Energy Field Study and Business Opportunities Seminar

November 10, 2017

Interested parties are invited to participate in the Eastern Indonesia Renewable Energy Field Study and Business Opportunities Seminar, taking place in March 2018. The Australia-Indonesia Centre Energy Cluster, in partnership with the Australian Consulate General in Makassar, are organising a field study to explore renewable energy opportunities in South Sulawesi from 26 to 28 March. The study […]

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“Indonesia could move rapidly to 100% renewable energy” – Professor Andrew Blakers

“Indonesia could move rapidly to 100% renewable energy” – Professor Andrew Blakers

November 2, 2017

Indonesia is perfectly placed to take advantage of the renewable energy revolution, according to research conducted by Australian National University and Institut Pertainian Bogor. Professor Andrew Blakers of the Australian National University explains how rapidly advancing technology, coupled with the unique natural environments of Australia and Indonesia, mean that solar and wind energy will not […]

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Eastern Indonesia and outback Australia share the same energy challenges: Makassar Consul General Richard Mathews on energy investment

Eastern Indonesia and outback Australia share the same energy challenges: Makassar Consul General Richard Mathews on energy investment

October 27, 2017

Upon election, Indonesian president Joko Widodo included infrastructure and renewable energy investment among his government’s top priorities. Indonesia aims to double renewable energy supply by 2025, to 23%. For projects up to 10 megawatts, the government has permitted up to 95% foreign ownership. This creates enormous opportunity for Australian business to invest in a rapidly […]

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Health Cluster announces funding for mental health, tobacco education, capacity-building projects

Health Cluster announces funding for mental health, tobacco education, capacity-building projects

October 25, 2017

The Australia-Indonesia Centre Health Cluster has granted funding for projects covering mental health classification, tobacco education initiatives, and capacity-building for medical professionals, students and parents, with a focus on adolescents. Following a call-out for Tactical Research Projects, Strategic Research Projects and Youth-Led Educational Initiatives in August and September, Cluster Leads have selected new collaborative projects […]

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Energy Cluster receives APEC grant for Remote Community pilot project

Energy Cluster receives APEC grant for Remote Community pilot project

October 24, 2017

The Australia-Indonesia Centre Energy Cluster has received Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation funding for a remote community energy systems planning pilot project in Indonesia. The project, titled ‘Integrated Energy System Planning for Equitable Access to Sustainable Energy for Remote Communities in the APEC Regions using North Sulawesi as a Pilot Project/Test Bed’, has received a US$149,000 grant. […]

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