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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra shows leadership in Indonesia

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra shows leadership in Indonesia

November 16, 2015

The internationally acclaimed Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has taken a significant step towards performing at an historic 9th century temple in Indonesia, in what would be one of the most exciting cultural moments in the Australia-Indonesia relationship. The plan is part of an agreement signed in Yogyakarta today between the Yogyakarta Special Region and the […]

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‘Largest-ever’ Australian trade delegation to visit Indonesia

‘Largest-ever’ Australian trade delegation to visit Indonesia

November 9, 2015

This article was originally published in The Jakarta Globe. More than 300 Australian business leaders and ministers will arrive in Indonesia next week in the wake of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s visit to Jakarta, as Canberra seeks to explore new business opportunities with its northern neighbor. The delegation, billed by the Australian Embassy as the […]

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Ambassador Nadjib Riphat Kesoema: The relationship between Australia and Indonesia ‘very good’ but can be ‘much better’

Ambassador Nadjib Riphat Kesoema: The relationship between Australia and Indonesia ‘very good’ but can be ‘much better’

November 9, 2015

This post was originally published on ABC. Indonesia’s ambassador to Australia Nadjib Riphat Kesoema tells 7.30 that the relationship between the two countries is ‘very good’ ahead of historic talks between Malcolm Turnbull and Joko Widodo. He expects it will be even better once the two leaders meet. Transcript LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Beginning later this […]

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Knowledge Sector Initiative interview with Mari Pangestu

Knowledge Sector Initiative interview with Mari Pangestu

November 6, 2015

This post was originally published in Knowledge Sector Initiative. Mari Pangestu is not your typical policymaker. A seasoned minister who has served at the helm of both the Ministry of Trade and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari carved out a career as a no nonsense policymaker who favored facts and figures over political […]

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Jakarta designers smash Aust stereotypes

Jakarta designers smash Aust stereotypes

October 26, 2015

Originally published in The Australian. WITH their boxy, masculine shapes and muted colour palette, Jakarta label ETU is probably not what comes to mind when Australians think of Indonesian fashion, or Muslim wear. ETU’S collection will hit the runways of Melbourne Fashion Festival next year, after the label won the 2016 Young Indonesian Fashion Designer […]

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The AIC congratulates all new ministers

The AIC congratulates all new ministers

October 24, 2014 By Paul Ramadge

The Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC) congratulates all new ministers in President Joko Widodo’s first administration. We wish them well as they use their individual and collective wisdom to guide Indonesia towards growth, prosperity and equality. The lineup of experience is impressive. Of special note is the appointment of Ibu Retno Marsudi as the first female Foreign […]

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