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Australia Indonesia Institute Annual Report 2002-03

This conference drew together more than 150 Australian and Indonesian officials, education professionals, students, radio broadcasters and journalists to share information and to deepen their understanding of the most recent developments in the education sector in both Indonesia and Australia. It also provided a valuable opportunity for participants to network with representatives from government and non-government institutions.

The 2003 Australia-Indonesia Young Leaders’ Dialogue


Participants of the 2003 Australia-Indonesia Young Leaders’ dialogue held in Bowral in May 2003.

The Institute continued its commitment to extend contact between emerging leaders from both countries through support for the second Australia-Indonesia Young Leaders’ Dialogue (AIYLD) held in Bowral, Australia on 21 - 23 May 2003. The Dialogue was organised by the Asia-Australia Institute of the University of New South Wales and the Habibie Centre. Taking as its theme “Mutual Trust and Cooperation in an International, Regional and Local Climate of Fear and Insecurity: Building an Achievable Action Agenda”, the second Dialogue reflected the changed bilateral and global environment in which the two countries now find themselves.

With the participants drawn from politics, the media, academia, the military, government and non-government organisations, discussions focussed on major issues of topical interest such as the Bali bombings and separatist movements and the effect these have had on the Australia-Indonesia relationship. The Dialogue agreed that Australia had much to offer Indonesia in its democratisation process and developed recommendations for further action to assist bilateral cooperation and the strengthening of democracy and institution-building through collaboration in various civil society sectors.

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