Commentary

A case study of Indonesia-Australia long-term business cooperation: Bucini and Henk Berg

A case study of Indonesia-Australia long-term business cooperation: Bucini and Henk Berg

October 24, 2017 By Dr Diana Sari

Trust is paramount when doing business, and becomes very important if you want to deal with a company abroad. The key prerequisite for the development of successful inter-organisational relationships is the prevalence of healthy interpersonal relations Open communication between people from the companies, the gradual gaining of personal credibility, and the cultivation of personal affection […]

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Indonesia’s anti-Corruption fight inspires Afghanistan

Indonesia’s anti-Corruption fight inspires Afghanistan

October 13, 2017 By Kevin Evans

Mr Jones, my crusty old grade 6 school teacher, used to say “you can learn from the greatest of fools, Evans”. It was a comment he usually made after I made managed to proffer some new view on something or other. Even so his advice was very wise and never forgotten. In 2008, a great […]

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Cooperatives: from wishbone to backbone

Cooperatives: from wishbone to backbone

October 2, 2017 By Kevin Evans

I had the great privilege of working in the Centre for Rural and Regional Development Studies (P3PK) at UGM in early 1991. Working in the presence of luminaries like the late Prof Mubyarto and so many young researchers from across disciplines was always exciting. Issues related to the role that cooperatives should play in the […]

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Working towards a culture of respect

Working towards a culture of respect

August 17, 2017 By Helen Fletcher-Kennedy

Australia could learn a great deal from its populous neighbour. As Indonesia continues its transformation into a consolidated and certainly at times rambunctious democracy while maintaining brisk rates of economic development, it has achieved this whilst recognising, preserving and celebrating its ancient and diverse cultural roots and traditions. As I drove to work earlier this […]

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‘A shift in thinking about Indonesia will reveal untapped markets for Australian fintech business’ – Mahendra Siregar

‘A shift in thinking about Indonesia will reveal untapped markets for Australian fintech business’ – Mahendra Siregar

August 16, 2017

Former Chairman of the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) and Australia-Indonesia Centre board member, Mahendra Siregar, has spoken to Helen Brown of Bisnis Asia about the digital revolution happening in Indonesia and the opportunities for Australian fintech businesses. “If [fintech entrepreneurs] can get to the 60% of the [Indonesian] population that is still yet to […]

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“If we adapt well, we mitigate well”: Indonesia’s Presidential Envoy for Climate Change Rachmat Witoelar on development versus climate action

“If we adapt well, we mitigate well”: Indonesia’s Presidential Envoy for Climate Change Rachmat Witoelar on development versus climate action

July 17, 2017

Indonesia’s Presidential Envoy for Climate Change, Rachmat Witoelar, visited Melbourne to deliver a Keynote Address at the EcoCity Summit in July 2017. Speaking with Monash University PhD student Wikke Novalia for The Australia-Indonesia Centre, he discussed the implications of climate change around the world and specifically in Indonesia, and how the government is planning to […]

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How Indonesia and Australia could be part of the journey to Mars

How Indonesia and Australia could be part of the journey to Mars

March 9, 2017 By Ghian Tjandaputra

Scientific and technological progress depend entirely on collaboration. As a result, they are the perfect conduit for it. In the process of producing new knowledge together, Australians and Indonesians can not only bring both nations closer; they could also be part of the next breakthrough. When Albert Einstein formulated the theory of general relativity, he […]

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