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Asleep at the wheel? Australian economic engagement with Indonesia

Asleep at the wheel? Australian economic engagement with Indonesia

March 14, 2019 By Andrew Parker

This is an excerpt from Andrew Parker’s address at the Australian Institute of International Affairs Victoria in Melbourne on 12 March 2019. I would like to start out by providing some perspectives on the opportunities and the risks for Australia and Indonesia. I will then talk a bit about Indonesia and our economic relationship and […]

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The time is now, but patience needed for Australian education in Indonesia

The time is now, but patience needed for Australian education in Indonesia

March 12, 2019 By Dr Eugene Sebastian

Now that the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) is signed, Australia’s training sector has an opportunity to build on a small base. Indonesia’s young and expanding population, its geographic proximity and its steady economic trajectory towards the top 10 global economies by 2030 make it a key market for Australia. Indonesia’s need for education […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Women and work in Indonesia

Indonesian Media in Brief: Women and work in Indonesia

March 8, 2019 By Jesse Thomas

Friday 8 March marks International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate women, and to call for greater gender equality across the globe. In Jakarta, the annual Women’s March will be moved ahead to 27 April, a date chosen for its proximity to Kartini Day, as well as to avoid the politics of the general […]

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In Conversation with Louise McGrath

In Conversation with Louise McGrath

March 6, 2019

Louise McGrath, international engagement manager at the Australian Industry Group, was involved with negotiations for IA-CEPA and other partnership agreements involving Australia and Indonesia. AIC digital economy fellow Helen Brown sat down with her at the launch of ‘Disruptive Asia (Volume Two) – ASEAN Special Edition’ by Asia Society Australia.

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After a Holy Land hiccup, IA-CEPA steps up synergy in a fast-transforming region

After a Holy Land hiccup, IA-CEPA steps up synergy in a fast-transforming region

March 5, 2019 By Kevin Evans and Dwi Yuliantoro

In late August 2018, during his first week as prime minister, Scott Morrison fulfilled his predecessor’s commitment to visit Indonesia to witness the initialling of the conclusion of negotiations for the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA). During the same visit the prime minister and President Joko Widodo also declared a deepening of the bilateral […]

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26 young Indonesian tech-preneurs take a tour of the Australian eco-system

26 young Indonesian tech-preneurs take a tour of the Australian eco-system

March 4, 2019

Twenty-six young Indonesian entrepreneurs recently undertook the Australia Awards ‘Start-up Ecosystems Course’ run by Flinders University’s New Venture Institute (NVI). Developed in consultation with the Australian Government and industry representatives, the course aims to help develop Indonesia’s already-vibrant start-up community, transform traditional markets to online markets and generate more capital for start-ups. Over 16 days […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Indonesia wages war on plastic

Indonesian Media in Brief: Indonesia wages war on plastic

March 1, 2019 By Jesse Thomas

Starting from 1 March 2019, plastic bags at Indonesian shops will no longer be free as the Indonesian Retail Traders Association implements their ‘no free plastic bag’ policy. Indonesia’s plastic consumption is among the highest in the world, and as an archipelago, Indonesia’s oceans have taken the hardest hit from this mass plastic waste. Maritime […]

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Averting a crisis of agriculture in the disruption era – Boardroom Dialogue with Dr Arif Satria

Averting a crisis of agriculture in the disruption era – Boardroom Dialogue with Dr Arif Satria

March 1, 2019

Dr Arif Satria, Rector of Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB, or Bogor Agricultural University) and veteran of marine and fisheries policy drafting, addressed an Australia-Indonesia Centre boardroom dialogue in Melbourne in February 2019. In a discussion moderated by Professor Edward Buckingham, Dr Arif presented on his Agro-Maritime 4.0 concept, aimed at addressing global food, energy and […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: A look at the village fund program four years on

Indonesian Media in Brief: A look at the village fund program four years on

February 22, 2019 By Jesse Thomas

Infrastructure was a major theme of the second presidential debate, with Jokowi emphasising the progress made under his leadership through the development of toll roads, airports, irrigation, dams and other infrastructure such as broadband connectivity. In particular, one initiative pioneered by Jokowi has been the village fund program. Since coming into effect in 2015, the […]

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Indonesia Votes 2019: The second debate – of flying unicorns and bio-fueled isolationism

Indonesia Votes 2019: The second debate – of flying unicorns and bio-fueled isolationism

February 19, 2019 By Kevin Evans

  The second presidential debate was held on Sunday night (17 February) featuring just the two presidential candidates, President Jokowi and Prabowo Subianto. The themes of the debate included infrastructure, energy, natural resources, basic foodstuffs, and environment. Unlike the first debate, which was quite “narrated” by the moderators, this time the questions were unknown to […]

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