Governments and business combatting modern slavery
Governments and businesses from across the Indo-Pacific region are working closer together through the Bali Process to end human trafficking and modern slavery. According to the International Labour Organisation, 62 per cent of the 40 million victims of modern slavery reside in the Indo-Pacific region.
Today I will officially open Australia's first Consulate-General in Surabaya, East Java. This is Australia's fourth diplomatic post in Indonesia, and it is a demonstration of Australia's commitment to our relationship with Indonesia – a close neighbour and one of the most important and dynamic democracies in our region.
Visit to Timor-Leste, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia
I will visit Timor-Leste, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia from 29 July to 7 August, to reaffirm Australia’s commitment to remaining a leading partner to our regional neighbours in Southeast Asia.
New Narratives Forgotten Histories: Australia Connection
Australia’s prominent role in assisting Indonesia to achieve independence was the theme of a public discussion last night at Jakarta’s Komunitas Salihara arts centre titled “New Narratives Forgotten Histories.”
Indonesia Still Number One for Australian Students
Australian students continue to choose Indonesia over 40 other destinations to live, study and undertake language training and internships under the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan mobility program. In 2019, the Australian Government will support more than 1500 undergraduates to participate in 84 separate projects across Indonesia.
Rare Indonesian Textile Collection Highlights Close Relationship between Australia and Indonesia
Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Gary Quinlan today opened an exhibition of rare Indonesian textiles from one of Australia’s most significant private collections at the Jakarta Textile Museum.