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Australia’s Economic Diversification Imperative

13 Aug 2020 By Hugo Seymour

Australia’s imperative in needing to diversify its trade and investment relationships – as a matter of national priority and urgency - has been thrown into sharp relief in 2020.

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Indonesia-Australia agreement offers glimmer of hope amid trade wars

03 Jul 2020 By Kyle Springer, Tammy Wayne-Elliot

The game-changing Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), a wide-ranging economic partnership agreement made with Indonesia, ratified by both governments before COVID-19 hit, and due to enter into force on 5 July.

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Indonesia and Australia in the COVID-19 New Normal

23 Jun 2020 By Kyle Springer

Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr Gary Quinlan AO, joined the Perth USAsia Centre and key stakeholders for a private online discussion on key developments in Indonesia in the COVID-19 era.

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Mapping Indonesia’s Infrastructure ‘Gaps’

03 Jun 2020 By Kyle Springer

As Indonesia has grown over the past decades, infrastructure has suffered from chronic underinvestment and strain. President Joko Widodo has made infrastructure a priority and its development has become a feature of his popular appeal.

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IA-CEPA One Year On and the Impacts of COVID-19

02 Apr 2020 By Kyle Springer

It has been little over a year since Australia and Indonesia signed their landmark trade deal, the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA).

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Australia-Indonesia relations thriving, but economic ties lag behind

07 Feb 2020 By Kyle Springer

The visit of Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to Australia this week bodes well for relations with Indonesia. Indeed, relations have improved significantly since a low period in the earlier part of this decade marked by diplomatic rows over issues ranging from political gaffes to phone tapping.

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Building bridges: Indonesia and the infrastructure “cold war” - CIFP 2019, Jakarta

13 Jan 2020 By Dr. Tomoo Kikuchi

Late last year, the Perth USAsia Centre was represented at the annual Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy. The following summary and overview has been prepared by panelist Tomoo Kikuchi and includes his own insights provided at the Conference.

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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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Elizabeth O’Neill Journalism Awardee visits Perth: Roundtable with Andini Effendi

05 Aug 2019 By Erin Watson-Lynn

Andini Effendi is one of Indonesia’s most accomplished journalists. Currently a senior correspondent with Metro TB in Jakarta, Effendi has interviewed world leaders including Robert Mugabe, Shimon Peres, Benigno Aquino Jr., Joko Widodo, David Beckham, Mahathir Mohammad, Bill Gates, Anwar Ibrahim, and Mamnoon Hussain.

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