The Australia–Indonesia Institute (AII) was established on 27 April 1989 under an Order-in-Council. It reports to the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Although not formally required to do so, the Institute submits an annual report on its activities to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and to the Australian Parliament.
Article 2(1) of the Order-in-Council establishing the Institute provides for the membership of a Chairperson, and not less than four and not more than 12 other members. On 30 June 2002, the Institute consisted of a Chairperson and eleven other Members. Members are appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister.
The Board of the Australia–Indonesia Institute met on four occasions during 2001–2002:
40th meeting: Brisbane, 11 July 2001
41st meeting: Canberra, 21 November 2001
42nd meeting: Makassar, 19 April 2002
43rd meeting: Sydney, 25 June 2002
Members receive a sitting fee in line with the rate set by the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973, as amended, for the part-time members of non-statutory bodies. Members are also entitled to reimbursement for travel and accommodation expenses incurred while on business as a member of the Institute.
|Board members with the Governor of South Sulawesi during the Boards 42nd meeting in Makassar, April 2002.|
The Australian National Audit Office, as part of its examination of the accounts of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, examines the financial affairs of the Institute.
The Institutes secretariat is located in the Indonesia Section of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The principal functions of the Australia–Indonesia Institute secretariat are to make recommendations to the Institutes board on program expenditure and other matters, to implement board decisions and to provide administrative support. This support includes project development, implementation and assessment.
Staff who served with the secretariat during the reporting period are listed below:
Mr John Michell, Director (December 2000–September 2001)
Ms Nore Hoogstad, Director (November 2001–February 2002)
Dr Justin Lee, Director (March 2002–June 2002)
Mr Bill Richardson, Director (June 2002–present)
Mr Julian Parker, Project Officer (February 2001–present)
The secretariat liaises with the Counsellor (Cultural) at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Mr Geoffrey Leach. Institute activities in Indonesia receive assistance from the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.
The Institute operates a trust fund under s.62A of the Audit Act 1901. The trust account allocation for 2001–2002 was $900,000.
Industrial democracy and workplace diversity
Secretariat staff are covered under the industrial democracy and workplace diversity provisions of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as well as the Departments Certified Agreement.
Freedom of information
In the reporting period the Institute did not receive any applications under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
5th Floor, S-5-705
The R.G. Casey Building
BARTON ACT 2600
The Cultural Office
Jalan H R Rasuna Said Kav C 15-16
Jakarta Selatan 12940 JAKARTA INDONESIA
Locked Bag 40
KINGSTON ACT 2604
Telephone: + 62 21 522 7111 (Ext 745)
Facsimile: + 62 21 522 7104
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