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AIC Board meets in Bandung

AIC Board meets in Bandung

February 17, 2016

Australia-Indonesia Centre Chair, Mr Harold Mitchell AC, and the Vice Governor of West Java Province, Bapak Deddy Mizwar, discuss opportunities for Australia and Indonesia to collaborate during formal talks at the Governor’s offices in Bandung yesterday. The board of the AIC met in Bandung as part of a strategy to engage leading Indonesian cities in […]

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Indonesia launches Centre of Excellence for Clean Energy

Indonesia launches Centre of Excellence for Clean Energy

February 11, 2016

Australia-Indonesia Centre representatives attend the launch of Indonesia’s new Centre of Excellence for Clean Energy in Nusa Dua, Bali, and a two-day international Clean Energy Forum. Over 1000 representatives from over 30 countries, and approximately 100 exhibitors, have come together at the Clean Energy Forum on February 11 and 12. The theme of the forum […]

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Power to the people

Power to the people

February 11, 2016

Today the Indonesian Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Sudirman Said, will open the Indonesian Clean Energy Centre of Excellence in Bali, with Australia to be an important partner in the Centre’s new activities. In support of the opening the Australia Indonesia Centre announced the signing of an MoU and the commencement of a suite […]

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Power to the islands

Power to the islands

February 11, 2016

Over sixty-five million Indonesians live off the grid. But what does that mean in the era of micro-grids, batteries and efficient solar panels? And how do communities change with 24/7 energy? Providing reliable electric power is one of the keys to unlocking the potential of the remote islands and landlocked areas of Indonesia and of […]

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In-country Indonesian language Hamer Scholarship announced

In-country Indonesian language Hamer Scholarship announced

February 5, 2016

Business Victoria has announced the 2016 Hamer Scholarship Program for in-country language studies, including Indonesia. The Hamer Scholarship Program is a language and cultural immersion program designed to build the Asia-engagement capabilities of Victorians and to help strengthen cultural awareness and partnerships between Victoria and Asia. Their 2016 program offers language scholarships for cultural exchange in […]

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Gained in translation?

Gained in translation?

February 2, 2016 By Dr Richard Price

As a former researcher and long-term research manager, I am thrilled when the results of my research and that of my colleagues is taken up. Whether the results are used by farmers in their practices, by policy makers to inform their legislation, by research collaborators to design centres of excellence or by companies to direct […]

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Putting a window and lasers in a ship’s hull

Putting a window and lasers in a ship’s hull

January 27, 2016

Every shipping manager wages an endless battle against fouling – the bacteria, seaweed, barnacles and other marine life that take residence on the hull of ships. This biofouling is thought to add more than 20 per cent to the fuel costs of commercial shipping. That’s a big cost for the maritime trading nations of Australia […]

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Indonesian, Australian governments condemn Jakarta attacks

Indonesian, Australian governments condemn Jakarta attacks

January 15, 2016

The Indonesian Government and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs have issued press releases condemning the terrorist attacks in Jakarta on January 14, 2016. Official Media Release from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia “Today, at around 10.50 am, a suicide bomber exploded in a cafe at the crossroad of Thamrin Road, Central Jakarta, […]

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A foreign investor’s view: Will Indonesia’s economy recover?

A foreign investor’s view: Will Indonesia’s economy recover?

January 10, 2016 By James Castle

After five years of steadily deteriorating economic performance, the Indonesian economy may be in the process of turning around. After reaching a 21st-century high of 6.4 percent in 2010, the country’s GDP growth rate has been lower every year since. It is unlikely to be higher than 4.7 percent this year, the lowest level since […]

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