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  • Vote! Australian citizens in Indonesia can cast their vote in the federal election at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta until 16:00 today and between 08:00 and 16:00 tomorrow, or at the Australian Consulate-General in Denpasar (Bali) until 16:00 today and between 08:00 and 18:00 tomorrow.
  • ABC News 24 will lift its geoblock for election day, so if you are in Indonesia you will still be able to stream the ABC’s live coverage online at or watch from 15:00WIB on the Australia Network. (Polls begin to close in Australia at 18:00AEDT/15:00WIB.)
  • The ANU’s highly regarded annual Indonesia Update conference will be held on 20-21 September in Canberra. The theme for 2013 is ‘Regional Dynamics in a Decentralised Indonesia’. The program and registration is available online.