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How Australian Businesses are Tapping into the Indonesian Digital Economy

How Australian Businesses are Tapping into the Indonesian Digital Economy

July 9, 2018 By Rizka Tsalasi

Although reports say that trade relations between Australia and Indonesia are relatively stagnant, some Australian online business are starting to look at Indonesia as a potential market and to invest more in order to grow in Indonesia. Take the example of Jora, an employment website with the mission to help people find jobs for free, […]

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How to find a business partner with Asia

How to find a business partner with Asia

July 6, 2018 By Helen Brown

There is a list of actions that Australian business will need to do if it is keen to tap into the economic transformation of Asia. One of them is to find a suitable business partner. This, like most aspects of doing business, takes effort and time. It is not a quarterly-reporting metric. Putting in the effort […]

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Australia-Indonesia higher education opportunities: Seizing the momentum?

Australia-Indonesia higher education opportunities: Seizing the momentum?

July 4, 2018 By Elena Williams

Opportunities abound in the Australia-Indonesia higher education space for deeper collaboration, investment and skills-sharing, but are businesses making the most of this opportunity? The Australia-Indonesia higher education sector is ripe with opportunities. From the Indonesian Government’s proposed plans to open up its university sector to fully owned foreign institutions, the Australian Government’s highly successful ‘New […]

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Indonesia Regional Elections 2018: Performers up, scions and coat-tailers down

Indonesia Regional Elections 2018: Performers up, scions and coat-tailers down

July 3, 2018 By Kevin Evans

Voters in half of Indonesia’s 34 provinces, including the 4 largest provinces, as well as nearly 25% of cities and counties, went to the polls last week to elect their leaders. Indonesia’s multiplicity of Indonesian parties and its rich tapestry of political splits and schisms make it difficult to extrapolate results to the national level. […]

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Developing Employability Skills in Indonesia

Developing Employability Skills in Indonesia

June 27, 2018 By Gordon Scott

It goes without saying that Australia and Indonesia enjoy a unique relationship. Quite aside from our geographic proximity, we share other characteristics that have helped us to forge strong relationships in a variety of business sectors. Among these has been the rise in cooperation between our education sectors. Education is certainly a growth industry in […]

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Indonesian Leadership: Think Tanks, ASEAN and Foreign Policy

Indonesian Leadership: Think Tanks, ASEAN and Foreign Policy

June 25, 2018 By Australian Institute of International Affairs

In a world where countries have competing strategic interests and goals, think tanks can play an important role in fostering dialogue and establishing platforms for governments to receive feedback. Indonesia is no exception. Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Jakarta, Dr Philips Vermonte, is a strong advocate for the role […]

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Makassar: Profile of a City in Eastern Indonesia, Part Two – Shopping Malls

Makassar: Profile of a City in Eastern Indonesia, Part Two – Shopping Malls

June 22, 2018 By Richard Mathews

Almost every Indonesian city today has shopping malls, even the small towns of eastern Indonesia. Makassar has many, but there are three reasonably large ones which are very popular on the weekends. Makassar does not yet have anything as majestic or upmarket as Grand Indonesia or Taman Anggrek in Jakarta, but its three big malls […]

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Bogor tunjukkan potensi besar Indonesia

Bogor tunjukkan potensi besar Indonesia

June 20, 2018 By Harold Mitchell AC

Hari sudah gelap pada Minggu malam. Hujan turun dan ketika mobil kecil kami memasuki jalan satu arah, saya merasa benar-benar tersesat. Ketika jalan menyempit saya mulai merasa klaustrafobik, apalagi dengan banyaknya warga di sekeliling mobil kami. Akhirnya, kami tidak bisa bergerak maju lagi. Saya meraih tangan Louise dan dia berkata kepada saya “Tidak apa-apa, jangan […]

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Celebrating Everyday Life in Australia-Indonesia Neighbourhood

Celebrating Everyday Life in Australia-Indonesia Neighbourhood

June 20, 2018

  How can we improve relations between Australia and Indonesia? Researchers on the “Celebrating Everyday Life in Indonesia-Australia Neighbourhood” project seem to think the answer might lie in a cup of coffee. In late 2017 a team of researchers from Monash University, Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada and Queensland University of Technology jointly set out […]

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Bridging the Gap Between Indonesia and Australia

Bridging the Gap Between Indonesia and Australia

June 18, 2018 By Gusrizal Dt Salubuak Basa

The Indonesia-Australia relationship has warmed up since the rocky years of the Soeharto era. To continue progress towards a true “soulmate” relationship between close neighbours, cross-cultural understanding must be cultivated through people-to-people contact. Former Australian prime minister Paul Keating once said in a 1994 address: “No country is more important to Australia than Indonesia. No […]

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