Posts with tag: Bilateral relationship

Two countries, two identities? The split lives of the Indonesian diaspora in Melbourne

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Young Indonesians moving between Indonesia and Australia struggle with language, ethnicity and belonging.

Anxiety, unpreparedness and distrust: Indonesia’s careful response to AUKUS

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The arrival of AUKUS has stirred anxieties about Indonesia’s strategic role in the Indo-Pacific region and its implications for trust and stability.

Can Australia’s declining Indonesia literacy survive Covid-19 cuts?

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Virtual 'study abroad' programs have kept students engaged with Indonesia despite the Covid-19 pandemic. But government, universities and business need to provide students with more opportunities to continue building on their language and Indonesian expertise in Australia.

Best of 2020

Indonesia at Melbourne will again be taking a break over the Christmas and New Year period. Here we list the most popular articles and podcast episodes, plus a few of our favourites, from 2020. We look forward to seeing you again when we return in January.

Talking Indonesia: Australia-Indonesia public diplomacy

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What is the state of Indonesia-Australia relations during these times of increasing international detachment and the defunding of public diplomacy programs? Dr Charlotte Setijadi chats to Dr Elisabeth Kramer and Elena Williams in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

The IA-CEPA, ‘public morals’, and dispute settlement

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The free trade agreement between Australia and Indonesia comes into force today. Kate Thresher examines the agreement, and concerns that investors' interests could come into conflict with interpretations of 'public morals' in Indonesia.

The Australian left is known for backing Papuan independence – but it wasn’t always this way

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Dominique Tasevski examines the history of the Australian Communist Party’s problematic and inconsistent position on Indonesian control over West Papua.

Indonesia-Australia trade deal could help sandbag relationship against elections, politics

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The free trade agreement between Australia and Indonesia was finally signed on 4 March. Matthew Busch writes that if successful, it could help stabilise economic, trade and investment cooperation in the face of future turmoil in the bilateral relationship.

Reflections on 20 years of reform: former Foreign Minister Alexander Downer

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To mark 20 years since the fall of Soeharto and the New Order regime, Indonesia at Melbourne is speaking to a range of prominent figures about their views on the reform process. Today we speak to Alexander Downer, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1996-2007.

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