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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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Indonesian Media in Brief: The Power of Sports

Indonesian Media in Brief: The Power of Sports

August 31, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

  Sports has always had the ability make people put aside their differences to achieve a common goal, even if it’s just for a brief moment. We see it in the World Cup, the Olympics and even in Australian footy. The Asian Games is no different. The past few weeks have seen several significant moments […]

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A closer look at Australia-Indonesia trade potential

A closer look at Australia-Indonesia trade potential

August 29, 2018 By Kevin Evans

Australia and Indonesia sign off on a new Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) at the end of August. This is a welcome development in efforts to increase commercial ties between these two G20 neighbours. The negotiation of these kinds of trade agreements, which are invariably very detailed in nature, offer a valuable opportunity for each […]

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Study links rising Islamic conservatism to urban youth’s socio-economic frustrations

Study links rising Islamic conservatism to urban youth’s socio-economic frustrations

August 28, 2018

A survey of 600 ‘anti-Ahok’ marchers has captured rare insights into Indonesia’s growing Islamic conservatism and how social inequality is viewed through a moral lens. A new study funded by the Australia-Indonesia Centre and conducted by top Australian and Indonesian university researchers has revealed that stalling levels of job security and social mobility might explain […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Indonesia delivers at the 2018 Asian Games

Indonesian Media in Brief: Indonesia delivers at the 2018 Asian Games

August 24, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

Opening Ceremony Let the games begin! Indonesia wowed audiences across Asia and beyond with a spectacular Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Asian Games on Saturday 18 August. The event was held at the newly renovated Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta where representatives from 45 countries and over 50,000 people attended. Thousands of people were […]

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Highlights: Human Capital Development – Focus of 2019 Budget & President Jokowi’s Independence Day Eve Speech

Highlights: Human Capital Development – Focus of 2019 Budget & President Jokowi’s Independence Day Eve Speech

August 20, 2018 By Ghian Tjandaputra

On the eve of Independence Day celebration, President Joko Widodo delivered the annual “State of the Nation” speech to outline the government’s achievements in the preceding year and its priorities for the following year, as reflected in the draft Budget (RAPBN). In late 2017, the President announced that the Government would shift its focus to […]

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