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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What have we learned from COVID-19’s impacts on Australia, India and Indonesia?

07 Aug 2020 By Hugo Seymour

The international public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally disrupted societies across the Indian Ocean region. Health systems have been stretched, economies have been hibernated, and social and family relationships have been strained to an extraordinary degree.

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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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Perth USAsia Centre Appoints new Indo-Pacific Fellows for 2020

30 Mar 2020 By Jeffrey Wilson

To ensure our stakeholders stay informed of a rapidly-changing regional environment, the Centre has appointed a group of five Indo-Pacific Fellows. Drawn from Australia and key partners – India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam – they are foreign policy thought leaders with deep expertise in national and regional trends.

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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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