In August 2016, the Australia-Indonesia Centre released the findings of an extensive social research project undertaken by EY Sweeney into the attitudes of both nations to each other and the world.
The research, which involved 24 focus groups followed by 2000 face-to-face interviews in Indonesia and 2000 online interviews in Australia, explores how trade, education, health and cultural knowledge can be key drivers of a closer Australia-Indonesia relationship.
Full results of the research can be viewed at the Australia Indonesia Perceptions Report microsite.
In the News
The Jakarta Post
Indonesia and Australia – opportunities abound
The reality is that progressive, outwardly focused nations like to maximize the opportunities for closer relationships with important neighbors and trading partners, while reducing the impact of points of difference.
Indonesia think highly of Australia – AIC Survey
Indonesians think highly of Australia as a neighboring country, according to the latest research by the Australia Indonesia Center (AIC) released on Monday, Augus 15, 2016.
Time to look beyond Bali
The research suggests it is time for Australians to re-examine Indonesia and to think more deeply about the opportunities for shared cultural awareness, education programs and student exchanges like the New Colombo Plan, business partnerships, and two-way travel that goes beyond Bali and traditional Australian destinations.
Between perceptions and realities of Australian-Indonesian attitudes: a view from Indonesia
According to a new survey of Australian and Indonesian perceptions, Indonesians feel they understand Australia quite well, while few Australians feel they have good knowledge about Indonesia.
ABC News 24 – The World
How do Australians feel about Indonesians? (Click to view video)
Hubungan Indonesia Dan Australia (Click to view video)
Survei: Hanya 19 Persen WN Australia Tahu Benar Soal Indonesia (Click to view video)
Apa kata orang Australia tentang Indonesia? (Click to view video)