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Improving rail safety in Indonesia and Australia: The sweet spot for rail repair vs efficiency

Improving rail safety in Indonesia and Australia: The sweet spot for rail repair vs efficiency

November 24, 2017

Computer models to predict how railcars will respond to different track conditions are being developed by Indonesian and Australian researchers, to improve rail safety and efficiency in both countries. They’ve already created a successful model for passenger carriages, which has been validated against the performance of trains in Indonesia. Now the researchers are working on […]

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Sustainable water solutions for Indonesian and Australian cities: recommendations from Greater Jakarta

Sustainable water solutions for Indonesian and Australian cities: recommendations from Greater Jakarta

November 22, 2017

With increasing urbanisation and effects of climate change, managing water infrastructure – to minimise flooding, support healthy environments, and ensure sanitation and supply requirements are met – is a challenging task. The Greater Jakarta region (Jabodetabek) has an estimated population of more than 10 million people, and could substantially benefit from new technologies for managing its […]

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Indonesian Ambassador to focus on economic partnerships and people-to-people connections

Indonesian Ambassador to focus on economic partnerships and people-to-people connections

November 22, 2017

Speaking with Helen Brown for the Australia-Indonesia Centre, Indonesia’s recently appointed Ambassador to Australia H.E. Kristiarto Legowo revealed the focus of his mission. “My president, he’s very specific,” the Ambassador says of the directions he received from Indonesian President Joko Widodo. “He told me ‘Kris, I’m sending you there when bilateral relations between our two […]

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Of ballots and Constitutional Court verdicts

Of ballots and Constitutional Court verdicts

November 20, 2017 By Kevin Evans

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced on 15 November 2017 that over 61% of Australians said yes to the question: “Should the law be changed to allow same sex couples to marry?” With almost 80% of eligible voters taking the time to participate in this voluntary postal survey, the response by the people was […]

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Expressions of interest open for Eastern Indonesia Renewable Energy Field Study and Business Opportunities Seminar

Expressions of interest open for Eastern Indonesia Renewable Energy Field Study and Business Opportunities Seminar

November 10, 2017

Interested parties are invited to participate in the Eastern Indonesia Renewable Energy Field Study and Business Opportunities Seminar, taking place in March 2018. The Australia-Indonesia Centre Energy Cluster, in partnership with the Australian Consulate General in Makassar, are organising a field study to explore renewable energy opportunities in South Sulawesi from 26 to 28 March. The study […]

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“Indonesia could move rapidly to 100% renewable energy” – Professor Andrew Blakers

“Indonesia could move rapidly to 100% renewable energy” – Professor Andrew Blakers

November 2, 2017

Indonesia is perfectly placed to take advantage of the renewable energy revolution, according to research conducted by Australian National University and Institut Pertainian Bogor. Professor Andrew Blakers of the Australian National University explains how rapidly advancing technology, coupled with the unique natural environments of Australia and Indonesia, mean that solar and wind energy will not […]

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