Research

‘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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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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Workshops demonstrate the potential for an affordable, renewable energy future

Workshops demonstrate the potential for an affordable, renewable energy future

August 7, 2018

The Australia-Indonesia Centre’s Energy Cluster concluded its bilateral research with workshops at the Australian National University and Monash University in July 2018. Researchers from ANU, Monash, the University of Melbourne, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Hasanuddin, the University of Sydney, and the University of NSW came together with government and industry stakeholders to share their findings […]

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Membantu remaja melawan PTM / Helping students combat NCDs

Membantu remaja melawan PTM / Helping students combat NCDs

August 2, 2018

Bahasa Indonesia Mengubah kebiasaan kita adalah proses yang kompleks, tetapi hal ini penting untuk melawan penyakit tidak menular (PTM). Dalam proyek ini, Dr Mora Claramita dari Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Gadjah Mada memimpin penulisan dua buku yang ditujukan untuk para siswa sekolah. Buku-buku tersebut berisi berbagai macam informasi dan aktivitas yang bertujuan untuk mempromosikan gaya hidup […]

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The first 1000 days: Building the best possible start for Indigenous children

The first 1000 days: Building the best possible start for Indigenous children

July 30, 2018

Alice Springs family Ruby Hart, Albert Bailey and their children. (Credit: Milly Moments Photography. Image supplied by First 1000 Days Australia.) (Read the full report at the bottom of this page.) Indigenous infants in Australia and Indonesia will benefit from early life health and wellbeing strategies that are culturally protective, place-based and community driven. Approaches […]

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What is the future of renewable energy in Indonesia?

What is the future of renewable energy in Indonesia?

July 12, 2018

Research demonstrating that Indonesia’s annual energy needs can be met by installing solar power on only 0.1 percent of its landmass has been presented to policy-makers. The Indonesian government has committed to a renewable power future, with a target of 23 percent by 2025 and 31 percent by 2050. While only 7 percent of the […]

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From a vision to an upgrade plan: Water Cluster returns to Pulo Geulis to workshop designs

From a vision to an upgrade plan: Water Cluster returns to Pulo Geulis to workshop designs

June 29, 2018

After months of synthesising community ideas, researchers have presented a suite of water-sensitive solutions to the Pulo Geulis community in Bogor. On 28 April and 22 May 2018, Urban Water Cluster researchers from Monash University, Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) and Universitas Indonesia (UI) continued their ongoing consultations with Pulo Geulis residents. In this second workshop, […]

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