In the news
- The Lowy Institute comments on Indonesia’s economic growth reporting that although economic growth is gradually improving and seems to have stabilised at a still robust 5%, ‘twin deficits’ are still a brake on high growth ambitions.
- Tempo reports that Indonesia`s economy is predicted to come to a standstill until 2019.
- A 100-foot statue depicting a Chinese deity was covered with an enormous sheet in East Java after threats to tear the colossus down amid mounting ethnic and religious tensions across the country.
- Two Indonesian dishes, rendang and nasi goreng are topped CNN Travel’s ‘Your Pick: World’s best 50 foods’
- Jokowi’s hardline rhetoric on drugs has led many to question whether Indonesia on a Philippines-style war on drugs, the University of Melbourne comments.
- Australian lit mag Kill Your Darlings features an Indonesian Showcase of emerging writing.
On the blog
- We take a look at what UniBridge Project is and how you can benefit.
- Lombok, Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle and Sydney, 11-27 August, Modern Australian jazz meets Indonesian traditional percussion in a tour of the Julian Banks Group feat. Indonesian percussionist Cepi Kusmiadi.
- Volunteer apps are now open for the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2017 (UWRF17).
Apply for NAILA
Apply today for NAILA 2017 – applications have been extended until 1 September for a wide range of categories, including the new categories of a Junior Executive Award, Senior Executive Award, and the Teacher’s Award.
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