We’re pleased to announce the theme for CAUSINDY 2014—Right time to reset: Learning from the old and bringing in the new. As an historic political transition takes place in Indonesia, 30 young leaders from Australia and Indonesia will be looking at new ways to strengthen the Australia-Indonesia relationship following the turbulence of the past year. You can read about what’s on the agenda, and how to apply to be a participant, at the conference website.
In the news
- Presidential and vice-presidential candidates squared off in the first televised debate on Monday night. Berita Satu has a highlights reel with subtitles, and the full debate here.
- The ABC team in Jakarta captured the atmosphere on debate night.
- Dave McRae (@_DaveMcRae_) from the University of Melbourne has good analysis.
- Speculation is rife about the faces who’ll appear in the next cabinet, reports the Jakarta Globe.
- A Deutsche Bank survey of 70 investors indicates the outcome of July’s poll will affect their decision-making.
- Meanwhile, consumer confidence is at a record high.
- @BenjaminBland on the former Islamic radical turned social entrepreneur rehabilitating ex-militants—with steak.
- Feel-good story of the week: the becak-driver’s daughter who graduated top of her cohort at Universitas Negeri Semarang.
Longer reads, videos
- Jim Della-Giacoma’s (@JimDella) fantastic article written for Kill Your Darlings on ‘the relationship’ is available on his blog.
- ANU lecturer and CAUSINDY 2013 delegate @RossTapsell chats to Greg Fealy about the latest in Indonesian politics and repairing the Australia-Indonesia relationship.
Photo above via AP.