In the news
- The possible resignation of Surabaya’s popular mayor Tri Rismaharini has been the big political story this week—though at press time, it’s unclear whether she’s going.
- Indonesia’s controversial mineral export ban is still causing chaos in the mining industry.
- The Bakrie-Rothschild debacle seems to be drawing to an end, with the Bakrie family to exit the company formerly known as Bumi Resources.
- Finance Minister @ChatibBasri says Indonesia’s GDP growth will slow in 2014 as the government tries to shrink the current account deficit.
- @BenjaminBland has a great FT story about the boom in e-commerce in Indonesia.
- Good news: more critically-endangered Javan Rhinos are being born in Ujung Kulon National Park.
On the blog
- AIYA’s @TimothyPGraham had some fun comparing just how big Indonesia is compared to Australia—take a look!
- WA Chapter President Natrisha Barnett reports on the great discussions at the recent Australia-Indonesia Youth Dialogue.
- The ANU’s @_DaveMcRae_ has a great new paper on Indonesia’s foreign policy ambitions.
- A special edition of the academic journal Critical Asian Studies explores issues raised by Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing.
- In our latest clip from CAUSINDY 2013, Corrs Chambers Westgarth CEO John Denton speaks from a business perspective about enlarging the Australia-Indonesia relationship.
- @_DaveMcRae_ was also interviewed about Australia-Indonesia issues on the Australia Network.
- The FT’s @benjaminbland went to rural West Java to look at how mobile e-commerce is making inroads in villages.
Events and opportunities
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- AIYA friend Courtney Saville is raising funds to bring some talented Yogya artists to Australia—take a look at her Pozible page and help any way you can.
- Applications for funded positions on youth delegations through Global Voices until the 6th of March — opportunities include World Bank and OECD meetings.