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Makassar–Yirrkala: An artist exchange taking pre-European contact into the future

Makassar–Yirrkala: An artist exchange taking pre-European contact into the future

February 14, 2019 By Dr Danny Butt

The Makassar-Yirrkala Artist Exchange Program started with the artists spending 10 days together in December 2018, starting in South Sulwesi and making their way to Yirrkala in northeast Arnhem Land. Victorian College of the Arts Associate Director for Research Dr Danny Butt accompanied the artists and conducted interviews along the way. Trade between the Makassan people […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Indonesian farmers get smart

Indonesian Media in Brief: Indonesian farmers get smart

February 8, 2019 By Jesse Thomas

Indonesian farmers are set to be more efficient and make more profits, as the government rolls out a specialised agricultural training program as part of a national push for food self-sufficiency. Dr Arif Satria of Bogor Agricultural University argues that agricultural workers of the future need to ‘get smart’; “in the [coming] years we need […]

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Q&A: Australia Awards 2019 recipients Andi and Muh

Q&A: Australia Awards 2019 recipients Andi and Muh

January 3, 2019

“[My AIC project] was my first time working with an international team… working across disciplines gave me extensive knowledge and the experience increased my interest in research.” Muh Zaifullah, Australia Awards recipient 2019 Andi Imam Arundhana and Muh Zaifullah are previous research assistants with The Australia-Indonesia Centre and have become advocates for building a stronger […]

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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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Indonesian Media in Brief: Indonesia hosts Asia Pacific conference on Industry 4.0

Indonesian Media in Brief: Indonesia hosts Asia Pacific conference on Industry 4.0

November 9, 2018 By Jesse Thomas

Countries of the Asia Pacific have joined together in a commitment to harness the potential of the Industrial Revolution 4.0. This commitment focuses on collaboratively implementing strategic programs throughout the region, aimed at advancing economic prosperity through technological developments such as automation and data exchange. According to Director General of the Ministry of Industry Ngakan […]

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Q&A: ReelOzInd! Best Young Filmmaker winner Ryan Sebastian

Q&A: ReelOzInd! Best Young Filmmaker winner Ryan Sebastian

November 5, 2018

Ryan Sebastian is producer, director and screenwriter of Unbalanced Corner, Unfinished Book (Sudut Tak Sama Dalam Buku yang Tak Terbaca), winner of Best Young Filmmaker (aged 13-18 years). Ryan’s film is about the ongoing struggle to right gender imbalances in our everyday lives. What got you interested in making short films? I am interested in […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Youth call for end to intolerance

Indonesian Media in Brief: Youth call for end to intolerance

November 2, 2018 By Jesse Thomas

  Last week, President Jokowi celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Youth Pledge (Sumpah Pemuda) and released the following message via Instagram: “Today, October 28, 2018, I invite young people to join hands in advancing Indonesia with the same spirit as the youth who pledged in the Youth Congress II of 1928”. The day marked […]

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Documenting resilience amid disaster

Documenting resilience amid disaster

November 1, 2018 By Melanie Filler & Tim Barretto

Melanie Filler and Tim Barretto are Sydney-based documentary filmmakers who just returned from the tsunami and earthquake devastated region of Central Sulawesi. “We had a sense that our best contribution might be to collaborate through storytelling,” they wrote. This is their story. Watching journalists piece together the first snippets of information about the earthquake and […]

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 Q&A: ReelOzInd! Best Collaboration winner Wucha Wulandari

 Q&A: ReelOzInd! Best Collaboration winner Wucha Wulandari

October 29, 2018

Wucha Wulandari is the writer and director of Muslimah, the winner of Best Collaboration in ReelOzInd! 2018 , working in tandem with Australian production initiative Kinetic Collective. Tell us about Muslimah. What was the inspiration for the film? When I received an Australian Awards Fellowship for a project that was about Women Muslim in Media, […]

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