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Indonesian Media in Brief: Connecting electricity for disadvantaged families

Indonesian Media in Brief: Connecting electricity for disadvantaged families

December 7, 2018 By Jesse Thomas

The Indonesian Ministry for State-owned Enterprises (Badan Usaha Milik Negara, or BUMN) has brought electricity to over 60,000 families in West Java through a free connection service. Ultimately, this move aims to reach 100,000 families by the end of 2018 as part of an overarching program known as ‘BUMN Hadir Untuk Negeri’ (‘BUMN Is There […]

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Booming Growth in South Soulawesi

Booming Growth in South Soulawesi

December 7, 2018 By Harold Mitchell

This week began with a fascinating visit to South Sulawesi and its principal city of Makassar with a population of 1.6 million. As part of Indonesia, South Sulawesi hardly comes on the radar of Australians and that’s a great mistake. Indonesia, which was a Dutch dependency until 1945, has recently had an incredible change in […]

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Losing a loved one from heart attack – how early life prevention can save lives

Losing a loved one from heart attack – how early life prevention can save lives

December 6, 2018 By Febi Trihermato

Recently my eyes were opened about how to implement a healthy lifestyle in our society, and how important it is for disease prevention. This affects me as some of my family members suffer from NCDs. With a background in business and finance, I recently attended the AIC Health Cluster forum under the theme ‘Early-life non-communicable […]

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Bridging a looming digital divide with Indonesia

Bridging a looming digital divide with Indonesia

December 5, 2018 By Helen Brown

Indonesia is quickly becoming the most digitally connected nation in South East Asia. Will Australia’s tech entrepreneurs be a part of this remarkable transformation? On a recent trip to Jakarta I was shown by a friend an app on his smartphone which allowed someone to invest in the sale price of a goat or sheep […]

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Energy research showcase at Australian Embassy Jakarta links experts with industry

Energy research showcase at Australian Embassy Jakarta links experts with industry

November 23, 2018

AIC Energy Cluster lead Professor Ken Baldwin presented a new energy cost-projection study to a range of industry players and NGOs at the Australian Embassy Jakarta on 25 September. Baldwin, from the Australia National University (ANU), was one of three leading academics to present. He focused on the recently completed Indonesian Energy Technology Assessment (IETA), […]

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Partnering for Prosperity in a World of Change

Partnering for Prosperity in a World of Change

November 22, 2018 By Andrew Parker

This is an excerpt from Andrew Parker’s keynote address at the Australia Indonesia Business Council Conference 2018 on the Gold Coast, 11 November 2018. The theme “Partnering for prosperity in a world of change” captures the opportunity – and the risks – for Australia and Indonesia. The task for each of us in this room […]

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Indonesia: Human Capital Development in the Digitalization Era

Indonesia: Human Capital Development in the Digitalization Era

November 20, 2018 By Sri Mulyani Indrawati

This is an excerpt from Sri Mulyani’s Public Lecture at Australian National University, Canberra, 5 November 2018. It was originally published on LinkedIn. Digitalization is a new driver to economic growth that can improve the efficiency and the business process productivity. Digital economy is actually has broad meaning. If we are referring to the Asian […]

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In Conversation with Bambang Brodjonegoro

In Conversation with Bambang Brodjonegoro

November 16, 2018

On the sidelines of the Australia Indonesia Business Council Conference in Gold Coast, AIC Digital Economy Fellow Helen Brown speaks with Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesia’s Minister of National Development Planning, about the country’s major development challenges, bilateral relations, and why Australia should invest in Indonesia now.

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“Little did I know initiating the bill was only 5% of the process”: Waiting in vain for follow-up on Indonesia’s Mental Health Law

“Little did I know initiating the bill was only 5% of the process”: Waiting in vain for follow-up on Indonesia’s Mental Health Law

November 14, 2018

Dr Nova Riyanti Yusuf is a Member of Parliament (2009-2014, 2018-2019), a psychiatrist, and the head of the Jakarta Psychiatric Association. She recently attended AIC Health’s mental health roundtable in Jakarta, and kindly agreed to reflect on her experiences as a lawmaker and mental health advocate. I didn’t expect to be left ‘waiting in vain’, […]

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