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GoLive Indonesia & PPIA UoA Discussion Series 2015 : “Are GVCs good for inclusive growth?”

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GoLive Indonesia cordially invite you to our second Discussion Series in 2015 : “Are GVCs good for inclusive growth?”.

We are very proud to present to you a very distinguish panel from the Faculty of the Professions and Institute for International Trade of the University of Adelaide: Prof. Christopher Findlay and Associate Professor Shandre Thangavelu on Tuesday 31 March, 2015.

Limited seats are available, come grab yours now!



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GoLiveIndonesia – PPIA SA Discussion Series on 7 November 2014: “The Heralds of Indonesia’s New Government: Economy and Foreign Policy Issues”

With Prof FindleyGolive Indonesia, in collaboration with PPIA-SA, has successfully organized the discussion series on 7th November 2014 with the theme of “The Heralds of Indonesia’s New Government: Economy and Foreign Policy Issues”. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Risti Permani (lecturer & researcher at Global Food Studies University of Adelaide), and presented the key speakers Dr. Nunung Nuryartono (Lecturer at Bogor agricultural University – Indonesia) and Muhammad Taufan SH, LL.M (PhD candidate of School of Law at Flinders University).

There were more than 30 participants attending the even. The participants are all students and academia coming from all three South Australia Universities including Associate Professor Veronica Soebarto as a member of The Indonesia Advisory Board at The University of Adelaide.

Professor Christopher Findlay (the Dean of the Faculty of Profession University of Adelaide), gave his opening remark speech, emphasizing several points for the development of GoLive Indonesia. He hoped that GoLive Indonesia can be a model of distributing knowledge, ideas, and work regarding current event or issues in Indonesia and able to contribute in the problem solving. Thus, it is strongly suggested that GoLive Indonesia could create a good network with similar organizations or communities in Indonesia as well as in Australia.

Prof. Findlay also highlighted the importance of organizing a meeting & physical event in addition to blog-based & social media activities for achieving GoLive Indonesia’s goals.

Dr. Nunung Nuryartono delivered his presentation on “The Indonesian Economy: Challenges and Opportunities”. Dr. Nuryartono identified challenges and opportunities facing Indonesia’s economic developments in the future. The challenges include :

• Human Resources quality
• Competitiveness index
• ASEAN Economic Community in 2015
• Based on ADP report: Indonesia will become one of 11 countries that might be trapped in middle income country.

While the opportunities include:

• Fiscal Policy Reform, such as reducing energy/fuel subsidy
• Demography Bonus (DB). DB will not automatically benefit Indonesian welfare if the government cannot create the right policies.
• New government roles with the priority to increase the quality of life and economical independency by optimizing strategic economic sectors such as agriculture.

For further information, you can download the presentation GoLive_Discussion-Series_Economy_Policy_Issues.

Muhammad Taufan SH, LL.M delivered his presentation on a title “Foreign Policy in Indonesia’s New Administration”. He stated that under SBY’s administration, Indonesia has become one of emerging power countries with important and strong economic performance, playing all directions diplomacy, and consolidated foreign policy-making.

Foreign Policy of the new government under Jokowi and Jusuf Kalla is stated in its nine priorities agenda (NawaCita). It focuses on:

• Citizen Protection: to protect Indonesia workers (skilled and most importantly unskilled worker) in foreign countries.
• Global Matiritime Axis: Global cooperation on marine environment, Initiating international legal and trade system against IUU Fishing and other ocean illegal products, development of sea infrastructure and network such as port, cable, pipeline and ship.
• Active economic diplomacy

For further information, you can download the presentation GoLive_Discussion_Series_Foreign_Policy_Issues.


In Q & A session, the participants actively expressed their opinions, views, and questions as well. There are several points arisen from the discussion.

Karim Abdullah questioned the competency of new government’s economic team and their commitment in continuing & implementing the Masterplan for Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia’s Economic Development (MP3EI), which has been set up by the SBY’s government. Dr. Nunung Nuryartono expressed his disagreement on the MP3EI because it seemed that the master plan did not well-implemented. He highlighted that the most important thing is not to rely on the government so much but we must be able to bring positive contribution to our country, starting from ourselves.

Wahida brought the issues concerning the foreign policy of each ministry in Indonesia whether they are allowed to decide their own foreign policy or they should have consulted it first with ministry of foreign affair. Mr. Muhammad Taufan SH, LL.M responded that each ministry should be well-coordinated and having intergovernmental agency coordination regarding foreign policy, aligned with the policy of President Jokowi to diminish the ego sectoral interest.

Kevin Pantouw raised the concern on the economic impact that might arise if the government decide to reduce the energy subsidy. Dr Nunung viewed that the increasing of fuel price, is estimated will affect the increasing of product price in the market, but the fluctuation will only last for about 3-4 months, and there after the price will be stable.

In summary, the challenges & opportunity faced by the new government are evidence. As part of civil society, we are also responsible for the development of Indonesia in the future. Therefore we must assist the work performed by this new government by staying neutral, be critical, and evaluative. Most importantly, quoting from Jokowi’s statement, “we must work, work, and work towards a better Indonesia”.

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GoLive Indonesia & PPIA SA Discussion Series

GoLive Indonesia cordially invites you to attend our Seminar on “The Heralds of Indonesia’s New Government: Economy and Foreign Policy Issue”

The seminar discuss on what challenges and opportunities lies ahead of President Joko Widodo’s Government and leadership.

Opening Remarks:
Professor Christopher Findlay (Dean of the Faculty of The Profession)

Moderator :
Dr Risti Permani (Lecturer at Global Food Studies)


1. Dr. Nunung Nuryantono

(Bogor Agricultural University-Indonesia)

Theme: Indoenesian Economy Challenges and Opportunities in the Next Five Years

2. Muhammad Taufan SH, LLM (PhD Candidate)

(School of Law, Flinders University – Australia)

Theme: Foreign Policy in New Indonesia’s Administration

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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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IRD2014, SA-based Indonesian researchers’ contribution to policy discussions

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GoLive Indonesia and Indonesian Student Association South Australia chapter (PPIA-SA) co-organised the 2014 Indonesian Research Day on Wednesday, 23 April 2014. The event was attended by more than 50 participants from three universities in South Australia, namely the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Flinders University.

Professor Christopher Findlay, Dean of Faculty of Professions at University of Adelaide, in his keynote speech on the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationships reinforced three principles needed to improve bilateral relationships between the two countries, namely economic integration, ‘no-surprise’ policy and consultations and respect.

The President of PPIA-SA, Mr Dias Satria, also a PhD candidate at University of Adelaide, expressed his confidence that with the support from various organisations in SA this event will be held annually.

For GoLive Indonesia, this is the third event that the project has co-organised following succesful PhD conference in Canberra  partnering with Indonesia Synergy in November 2013 and early career researcher conference at Bogor Agricultural University in March 2014 collaborating with InterCafe.

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Staying Alive at Work: Health Hazard Assessment of Foundry

Occupational Health Hazard - Steel Wool / Light Painting may be harmful :)

Occupational health traditionally focused on occupational disease prevention. Over time, however, it has shifted to promotion of work productivity. The health, safety and well-being of working people are seen as pre-requisites for improvements in quality and producitivity. On the other hand, occupational medicine is an established branch of medical specialty founded by Bernardino Ramazzini who published an influential book called “Diseases of Worker”. It provides a link and removes the gap between medical knowledge and occupational demands. Occupational medicine specialists work closely with other OHS practitioners as a team.

Dr Ikhwan Muhammad of University of Adelaide shared his experience of visiting Intercast and Forge Pty. Ltd. Dr Muhammad’s presentation is aimed at providing a picture about the role of OHS practitioners in controlling risk of hazards of works and, ultimately, providing a safe and healthy work environment.

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Socioeconomic inequality in Indonesian children’s cognitive function: From a decomposition analysis to a marginal structural model

Class at Sentarum elementary school

Measuring social inequalities in health is common, however, research examining inequalities in child cognitive function is more limited. Amelia Maika‘s research investigated household expenditure inequality in children’s cognitive function in Indonesia in 2000 and 2007, the contributors to inequality in both time periods, and changes in the contributors to cognitive function inequalities between the periods.

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