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Roundtable with Ambassador Gary Quinlan AO, Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia

20 Aug 2019 By Kyle Springer

Since the Perth USAsia Centre’s inception, Indonesia has featured as a key country in our events and research. This is reflected by the fact that Ambassador Quinlan is the third of Australia’s ambassadors to Indonesia hosted by the Centre in the past five years. In the Centre’s view, the outlook on Australia-Indonesia relations has grown far more positive over that period.

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Learning from its competitors: how Indonesia can increase foreign direct investment

05 Jul 2019 By Callum Murray

Growing at an average of 5.4% of GDP annually over the last decade, Indonesia’s economy is booming. However, this rate of growth has been limited by an infrastructure gap, requiring an injection of up to $600 billion in investment over the next ten years to rectify.

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Australia's Role in Indonesian Infrastructure Projects

29 Oct 2018 By Winona Wroe

Indonesia’s growing importance in the Indo-Pacific region means that now more than ever Australia must expand the ways in which it engages with its closest Asian neighbour. One of the ways that Australia can improve their engagement is to increase efforts to close the huge infrastructure gap in Indonesia.

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The Australia-Indonesia Partnership: Education as a Foundation

30 May 2018 By Georgia Eagleton

The Australia-Indonesia relationship is one of great potential. In striving towards a well-rounded and strengthened partnership, both countries must take an attentive approach to their domestic and bilateral education initiatives.

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Visiting Pyongyang and the Australia-Indonesia-US Trilateral Relationship

29 May 2018 By Hugo Seymour

Dr Dino Patti Djalal led a delegation of Indo-Pacific scholars into Pyongyang, North Korea, just weeks prior to the inter-Korean Summit in April 2018. During his visit to Perth, he also conducted a roundtable on the Australia-Indonesia-US relationship.

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Australia and Indonesia: Strategic Partners in a Time of Change

17 Apr 2018 By Kyle Springer

Australia's former Foreign Minister Gareth Evans once said, “No two neighbours anywhere in the world are as comprehensively unalike as Australia and Indonesia.” Despite proximity, Canberra and Jakarta may as well be worlds apart but changes need to be made if the countries want to face the future in a strategic way.

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Australia Tries to Unlock the Benefits of Proximity with Indonesia

04 Oct 2017 By Kyle Springer

Indonesia and Australia find themselves locked together by geography in the midst of the most economically dynamic regions in the world. The choice is simple: work together and prosper or ignore one another and miss out on the benefits their proximity offers.

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