— Greg Moriarty (@DubesAustralia) September 14, 2014
After a terrific four days of dialogue, the second Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth (CAUSINDY) wrapped up in Jakarta on Wednesday night. AIYA would like to thank all the delegates, panelists, sponsors and volunteers who helped make the first CAUSINDY held in Indonesia such a success.
You can catch up on the conference’s events at our live blog. See you in 2015!
In the news
- President-elect Joko Widodo announced that almost half of the incoming cabinet will be political party figures, disappointing some who hoped for a more technocrat-based team.
- Finance Minister Chatib Basri calls on Jokowi to show leadership on reforming energy subsidies.
- Mitsubishi plans to invest $600 million in a new car plant in Java.
- But a senior Indonesian businessman argues his country needs to do more to boost manufacturing.
- Outgoing president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Democrat Party has reversed its position on direct local elections, likely ending plans to abolish them.
- Australians’ appetite for tinned fish may be contributing to the depletion of shark populations in Indonesia.