Photo courtesy of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) is an advisory board in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The AII was established by the Australian Government in 1989. The AII aims to develop relations between Australia and Indonesia by promoting greater mutual understanding and by contributing to deepening cross…

−UniBRIDGE Program Coordinator Chris Hall with friends from UniBRIDGE at ‘Puskom’ Computer Centre, University of Nusa Cendana (UNDANA) UniBRIDGE is an innovative online learning program. The program uses Blackboard Collaborate Software to provide an interactive platform where Australians and Indonesians come together to learn about each others’ language and culture. Earlier this year Asia Options met…

  Asia Options journalists were fortunate enough to gain the opportunity to sit down and talk to Professor Lindsey, twice in 2013. We first met Prof Lindsey in Melbourne back in June 2013 at the Australia Indonesia Dialogue. The dialogue brought together thought leaders from academia, government, the private sector and civil society organizations. 20…

  First published at 3:51pm, February 28, 2014 on The Australian,  ‘Rich insights on Indonesia’s periphery’    The flames of the woodfire pit lick upwards towards the low ceiling in the dim murkiness of the grass thatch hut, locally referred to as the Ume Kebubu… My Timorese friends nurture the fire which, in the well-insulated Ume Kebubu…