Tag Archives: Indonesia

Congratulations, Dr Budi Hernawan OFM !

[Br Budi with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and fellow ANU graduate Rika Korain.] Congratulations to Dr Budi Hernawan for his July graduation for a wonderful PhD thesis, From the Theatre of Torture to the Theatre of Peace: The Politics of … Continue reading

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From Angkor Wat to Rapa Nui

Ever visited an UNESCO World Heritage site or wanted to learn more about these amazing places? Here is your chance to learn how UNESCO works, who decides which sites are deemed worthy of World Heritage status and how to nominate … Continue reading

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Petition to save KIT Library & The Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam)

The Library of the Royal Institute for the Tropics and The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam’s ethnographic and multicultural museum [with an outstanding permanent exhibition of art and artefacts from New Guinea and Oceania], may close in the next few years if the Government of … Continue reading

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SWEDOW cows and rotting apricots: bad food aid proposals gaining support of MPs

Just as the US is pushing to reform its long criticised food aid program, Queensland graziers and Victorian stonefruit growers are calling on the Australian government to purchase and send surplus livestock and agricultural products to developing countries in the name of ‘helping’ – and their idea is being backed by some federal MPs. The Australian Financial Review (May 8 2013, Page 7) reported on calls for the Australian government […] Continue reading

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Papuan Voices: Australian Tour

2:00-3:30pm 27 May 2013, Sparkes Helmore Theatre, College of Law, ANU. Papuan Voices is a video-advocacy initiative assisting West Papuan communities to tell their stories. It challenges common misconceptions about this troubled territory and builds local storytellers in a region … Continue reading

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Courage is Contagious: Jennifer Robinson at TEDx Sydney 2013

See ANU Alumna Jen Robinson surprise the audience at the Sydney Opera House on 4 May with her talk at TEDx Sydney 2013 [see the follow-up TEDx video interview].

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When Monsoon Asia met Melanesia (and Dutch Hollandia became Asian Jayapura)

My recently-published paper, Monsoon Asia and Melanesia presents a comparison between two ‘stylised’ historical entities. ‘Monsoon Asia’ represents Southeast Asia and particularly the Malay Archipelago – present-day Malaysia and Indonesia. ‘Melanesia’ is representative of the island of New Guinea, though the discussion revolves mostly around west New Guinea (in modern Indonesia). The Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua are seen as the historic meeting ground, or zone of transition, […] Continue reading

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Vote buying prevalent in Indonesia and the Pacific

Read a summary piece on Ed Aspinall and Jon Fraenkel’s latest CDI report Comparing Across Regions: Parties and Political Systems in Indonesia and the Pacific Islands, which was launched by the ANU’s Centre for Democratic Institutions earlier this month.

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Selling the Sea, Fishing for Power A study of conflict over marine tenure in Kei Islands, Eastern Indonesia

Dedi Supriadi Adhuri’s new book, Selling the Sea, Fishing for Power A study of conflict over marine tenure in Kei Islands, Eastern Indonesia (Asia Pacific Environment Monograph number 8), is now available through ANU Epress in  PDF   View Online   ePub   mobile and print copy … Continue reading

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Pacific Buzz (Feb. 27): ‘Dili consensus’ | PNG sorcery and violence | Pacific Plan attacked | More

A fortnightly roundup of policy news in the Pacific by the Pacific Institute of Public Policy and the Development Policy Centre. POLITICS g7+ holds post-MDG conference in Dili This week in Dili, Timor-Leste, The Pacific Institute of Public Policy (PiPP) is facilitating a major global conference, bringing together representatives from the Pacific and 18 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, grouped together in a new body known as the “g7 Plus”. The conference […] Continue reading

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Gender Responsive Budgeting: Timor-Leste, Philippines and Indonesia (video)

This new video from UN Women “video focuses on the use of Gender Responsive Budgeting in Timor-Leste, the Philippines and Indonesia as a tool to promote development and women’s rights. Testimonies from government officials and other advocates underline the role … Continue reading

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Keating’s Timor and Carr’s Papua

In this new post to Eureka Street, Fr Frank Brennan SJ cautions that “A bilateral relationship [between Australia and Indonesia] posited on a self-imposed ban on human rights discussion would be a very perverted relationship for a robust democracy like … Continue reading

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Living without a state: People in rural Papua are more interested in basic services than grand political struggles

In this new post to Inside Indonesia, Bobby Anderson explores development challenges that don’t get much attention in media (or other) accounts of daily life in West Papua.

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New field manual for documenting the social impacts of conservation interventions

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an integral component of local, national, and international strategies for biodiversity conservation, but their contribution to sustainable development remains contested. To provide conservation practitioners and policymakers with robust evidence on the social and ecological impacts … Continue reading

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Deploying the Village Base Station in Papua

An innovative new mobile phone technology (for GSM networks) is being trialled with a primary school in the central highlands of West Papua, Indonesia. Read more on the blog of the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) group at … Continue reading

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