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Pandaan-Malang toll road adds another link to Indonesia’s growing transport network

Pandaan-Malang toll road adds another link to Indonesia’s growing transport network

May 17, 2019 By Jesse Thomas

Projected to reduce travel time between Surabaya and Malang from four hours to less than one, the newly opened Pandaan-Malang Toll Road forms a vital part of Indonesia’s transport network, crossing Pasuruan Regency, Malang Regency and Malang City. The project is in line with Jokowi’s targeted efforts to improve Indonesia’s infrastructure. Jokowi championed infrastructure as […]

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Indonesia on track to enter top five world economies by 2045

Indonesia on track to enter top five world economies by 2045

May 10, 2019 By Jesse Thomas

Indonesia’s vision is to become one of the world’s top five strongest economies by 2045 – one-hundred years after independence. Indonesia is currently ranked as the 16th largest economy, just two places behind Australia. At the core of their strategy, Jokowi is pushing for greater self-sufficiency by up-skilling Indonesia’s massive population, attracting more investment and […]

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Indonesian capital city to move outside Java

Indonesian capital city to move outside Java

May 3, 2019 By Jesse Thomas

In a high-profile move immediately following elections, Jokowi has reinvigorated discussions to relocate the capital city to outside of Java. On 30 April 2019, Jokowi asked Indonesians for their views on moving the capital city from Jakarta, tweeting “Jakarta now bears two burdens at once: as a centre of government and public services as well […]

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Reelozind! 2019 is open for submissions<br>Pendaftaran ReelOzInd! 2019 telah dibuka

Reelozind! 2019 is open for submissions
Pendaftaran ReelOzInd! 2019 telah dibuka

May 1, 2019

Baca rilis pers ini dalam Bahasa Indonesia. The fourth edition of the ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition and Festival is open for submissions. Filmmakers, aspiring filmmakers and anyone who can get their hands on video recording device are invited to submit a film of 10 minutes duration or less. Submissions close 16 August. Established in […]

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Finance Minister Sri Mulyani on Indonesia’s development challenges and strategies

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani on Indonesia’s development challenges and strategies

April 24, 2019 By Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Sri Mulyani is Indonesia’s Minister of Finance. This is an edited excerpt from Sri Mulyani’s keynote speech at 22nd Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong on 25 March 2019 and was originally published on her LinkedIn. Demographic change and the middle-income trap Indonesia is undergoing a demographic transition. The portion of Indonesia’s productive age […]

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Indonesia Votes 2019: President Jokowi set to win second term

Indonesia Votes 2019: President Jokowi set to win second term

April 18, 2019 By Kevin Evans

President Joko Widodo looks set to win a second term after quick count results point to an 8-10 point victory over his challenger Prabowo Subianto. The first point of note is that all of the respected polls indicate that the President has been returned with a slight increase in support. Across the regions, results vary. […]

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In Conversation with Mahfud MD

In Conversation with Mahfud MD

April 16, 2019

Part 1 Mohammad Mahfud MD was the second Chief Justice of Indonesia’s Constitutional Court, serving from 2008 to 2013, and a politician and lawyer prior to that. In Part One of this interview (above) from late 2018, he spoke with AIC Digital Economy Fellow Helen Brown about the role of Pancasila and the rise of […]

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Indonesia votes 2019: The last shout

Indonesia votes 2019: The last shout

April 15, 2019 By Kevin Evans

This final debate saw both presidential and vice-presidential candidates cover matters related to the economy, social welfare, finance and investment, and trade and industry. The format provided an opportunity for both sides to press home key themes of their campaign and to take final digs at perceived weaknesses of the other side. Opening statements Jokowi […]

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