Category Archives: Democracy

Think positive. For Indonesia.

In the midst of presidential election, many Indonesians are feeling confused about whom they should vote for; start doubting the benefits from democracy; do not know what actions can actually improve Indonesia and, what is worse, forget that we do have potentials to make some positive impacts.

We want to share positive energy to our fellow Indonesians. This following video is a good way to start.

An excellent video below was composed by Dias Satria which might help us realise that there ARE actually some things that we can do for Indonesia as long as we think positive.

As Dias Satria always says, “Majulah terus pelajar Indonesia” – pretty much Golive Indonesian students!



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Vote for who? Election 101

GoLive Indonesia friends in Adelaide,

As you all know, the 2014 legislative election will be held on this Saturday 5 April 2014 at 5EBI 10 byron Place, Adelaide, SA. Lets use this opportunity to learn more and participate at democratic progress in our beloved Indonesia.

It is crunch time!
This video will help you understand these common questions:

  • what does legislative election mean?;
  • are we going to vote for executive and/or legislative?;
  • what is DPD, DPRD and DPR?;
  • and why we should bother to vote?


Now, assume that you are ready to vote, do you know how the candidates are?

Visit think link to learn about the list of candidates, their pictures as well as they background.

Once again, your vote matters!


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A New Seminar Series on Contemporary Indonesia:”The Non-Right to Religious Freedom in Indonesia”

GoLive Indonesia and the Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre and the Discipline of Politics & International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Adelaide present “A New Seminar Series on Contemporary Indonesia”.

The first seminar in the series by Prof. Tim Lindsey, Director of Studies, Graduate Program in Asian Law | Director, Centre for Islamic Law & Society, The University of Melbourne.

Prof Lindsey presentation on “The Non-Right to Religious Freedom in Indonesia” will be held at 13:30 – 15:00 on Wednesday, July 31st at Henry Basten Room (104), 1st floor Mitchell Building University of Adelaide.

Tim Lindsey is a Professor of Asian Law and Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society at the Melbourne Law School. He holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Letters from the University of Melbourne and completed his PhD thesis in Indonesian studies. He teaches and researches Indonesian law, shari’a (Islamic law), comparative law and law reform in developing countries. He is the Chair of the Australia Indonesia Institute and practises at the Victorian Bar.

His publications include Indonesia: Law and Society; Law Reform in Developing Countries; The Indonesian Constitution; and Corruption in Asia. He is a founding editor of The Australian Journal of Asian Law.

All Welcome



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Challenges and Opportunities for Indonesia and Australia Relationship in the Asian Century


On 17 May 2013, Counsellor in Politics and  Senior First Secretary of Economic Affairs of The Republic of Indonesia Embassy in Australia, Mr Widya Rahmanto and Mr Denny Lesmana shared some valuable  insights into  “Challenges and Opportunities for Indonesia and Australia (IA) Relationship in The Asian Century”. This discussion forum was organised by the Indonesian Embassy, South Australian Chapter of The Indonesian Student Association (PPIA), and fully supported by  PPIA at Flinders University, University of Adelaide and University of South Australia and  GoLive Indonesia.

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Legal mobilisation and access to justice in Indonesia: Insights from the Struggle Over International Standard Schools

Decentralized Basic Education

On 3 May 2013, Associate Professor Andrew Rosser, ARC Future Fellow at Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre at University of Adelaide presented his work entitled “Legal mobilisation and access to justice in Indonesia: Insights from the Struggle Over International Standard Schools” at our GoLive Indonesia-Indonesian student association (PPIA) University of Adelaide branch academic discussion series. Prof Rosser’s presentation is based on his current ARC Future Fellowship project to understand conditions to allow citizens to mobilise effectively, covering education, health and water issues.

Following the fall of the New Order regime in late 1990s, Indonesia’s 1945 constitution was radically revised as part of a shift towards a more democratic and decentralised political system. Part of this ‘revision’ is the establishment of the Constitutional Court (CC). Established in 2003, the CC has the authority to determine the constitutionality of laws passed by parliament and their individual provisions. But it is not to rule on lower-level implementing regulations.

Is Indonesia undergoing a rights revolution? What is the role of an organisation to support individual justice seekers taking lessons from struggle over international standard schools in Indonesia?

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Diversity of Media=Diversity of Content?


Anang Sujoko, Brawijaya University 

In Indonesia, after the resignation of President Soeharto (1998), the freedom of expression has encouraged the media development. The mass media, including print media and broadcasting media, has significantly grown. For instance, the number of private television stations went up from two stations in 1998 to 11 national commercial network stations and hundreds of local commercial TV stations (Davis 2013). In addition, there are currently one thousand print media (newspaper, tabloid, and magazine) with 25 million copies.

In Indonesia, mainstream media, including print and broadcasting, play the important role in shaping or directing Indonesians’ points of view and life. This article briefly reviews the importance of media and how the media works,  and investigates whether diversity of media leads to diversity of content.

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Indonesia-Australia: Challenges and Opportunities (Part II)


Christopher Findlay and David Parsons

This article is summarised from a speech presented by Professor Christopher Findlay, Executive Dean of Faculty of Professions the University of Adelaide at  AIBC SA Business Luncheon -Celebrating the anniversary of Indonesian Independence at Intercontinental Hotel Adelaide on 23 August 2012 derived from his paper co-authored with David Parsons.

This article extends discussions presented in Part I. Whilst Part I focuses on  Indonesia’s position as the world’s third largest democracy that is becoming bigger and richer, Part II explores how Australia and Indonesia, who face some similar concerns as well as some interconnected challenges, should further explore that there is much to be gained by understanding those better and then working out a better long term strategy.

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