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Indonesian Media in Brief: Fishermen Go Online

Indonesian Media in Brief: Fishermen Go Online

September 21, 2018 By Jesse Thomas

In line with Making Indonesia 4.0, the Ministry of Communication and Information have sought to support small businesses in Indonesia in answering the call of the digital era. While many businesses across the country have already harnessed technology as an integral part of their operations, the transition for some industries has been harder than others. […]

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Guide to the 2019 Indonesian Elections: Path to the Presidency

Guide to the 2019 Indonesian Elections: Path to the Presidency

September 20, 2018 By Kevin Evans

On Wed 17 April 2019, 190 million Indonesian voters will set off to the polls to elect their President and Vice-President. On this day they will also elect 136 members of the national Regions House, a kind of weak Senate, together with 575 members of the powerful House of Representatives. In addition they will elect […]

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Indonesia: The Best Invitation We Will Get

Indonesia: The Best Invitation We Will Get

September 17, 2018 By Andrew Parker

Australia’s relationship with Indonesia does not have to be marked by crisis. Australians should make the most of the soon-to-be-signed Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement. Three years ago one of Australia’s foremost Indonesian analysts, Ken Ward, published an essay titled “Condemned to crisis” in which he argued that the Australia-Indonesia relationship has been, and will […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: How will Indonesia benefit from IA-CEPA?

Indonesian Media in Brief: How will Indonesia benefit from IA-CEPA?

September 14, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

The long overdue IA-CEPA trade agreement will finally be signed by the end of the year, according to Australian PM Scott Morrison during his visit to Indonesia earlier this month. While details of the agreements have not been fully disclosed, it has been reported that the Australian education and agricultural sectors will greatly benefit. But […]

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Embracing compassion and spreading awareness to prevent suicide in Indonesia

Embracing compassion and spreading awareness to prevent suicide in Indonesia

September 10, 2018 By Dicky Sugianto

In 2016 the Indonesian Ministry of Health conducted a survey to understand citizens’ lived experiences in relation to mental health and wellbeing. They found that 16 million Indonesians aged 15 or older showed symptoms of depression and anxiety. This means that 1 out of every 19 Indonesians we each know is struggling with depression and […]

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Australian universities to benefit in Australia-Indonesia free trade deal

Australian universities to benefit in Australia-Indonesia free trade deal

September 5, 2018 By Avery Poole

On August 31, Prime Minister Scott Morrison secured an end to negotiations on a new free trade agreement with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, opening a path for Australian universities to build new campuses in Indonesia. Negotiations began in 2012, but have recently ramped up. President Widodo and Prime Minister Morrison signed a memorandum of understanding […]

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‘Chronically toxic rivers’ of the world in need of regulatory reform

‘Chronically toxic rivers’ of the world in need of regulatory reform

September 5, 2018

If you drink water full of pathogens, you’ll likely know about it in a few hours. If you regularly drink water full of chemical toxins, you may get more seriously ill years later, with no idea why. “There are 90,000 chemicals in daily societal usage, small amounts of which inevitably enter our waterways and then […]

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