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Sydney siege: River of tears, sea of flowers at Martin Place

THE two tragic heroes of Sydney's terrorist siege both died saving others from extremist gunman Man Haron Monis.

Lindt cafe manager Tori Johnson, 34, was fatally shot trying to wrestle a gun from dozing hostage-taker Monis.

And barrister Katrina Dawson, a mother of three, was killed after her courageous efforts to defend her pregnant colleague, Julie Taylor.

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Heal The World

Indonesian Angklung in the spirit of peace

Angklung is an Indonesian musical instrument consisting of two to four bamboo tubes suspended in a bamboo frame, bound with rattan cords. The tubes are carefully whittled and cut by a master craftsperson to produce certain notes when the bamboo frame is shaken or tapped. Each Angklung produces a single note or chord, so several players must collaborate in order to play melodies.

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We unite us with Angklung and hopefully the spirit of Angklung will unite the World

New World Record on Angklung Ensemble in Beijing

Angklung Eindhoven in Concert 2012 - Bengawan Solo

An Indonesian Cultural Evening - Angklung Orchestra Interactive


Indonesian folksong: Bengawan Solo River

Bengawan Solo - Jeroen Claase & Kimberley

Angklung Performance at Remarkable Indonesia

History 0f Angklung

Grand Angklung full


Connecting The Dots - Competitive Advantages for Sustainable Economy

Porter's Theory of Competitive Advantage

Competitive advantage occurs when an organization acquires or develops an attribute or combination of attributes that allows it to outperform its competitors. These attributes can include access to natural resources, such as high grade ores or inexpensive power, or access to highly trained and skilled personnel human resources. New technologies such as robotics and information technology can provide competitive advantage, whether as a part of the product itself, as an advantage to the making of the product, or as a competitive aid in the business process (for example, better identification and understanding of customers).

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Competitive Advantage (Indonesia's Islands)

According to a 2002 survey by National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), the Indonesian archipelago has 18,307 islands. According to the CIA factbook there are 17,000 islands. 8,844 islands have been named according to estimates made by the Government of Indonesia, with 922 of those permanently inhabited.

Competitive Adavantage (The Ring of Fire)

The Ring of Fire is an area where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a 40,000 km (25,000 mi) horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and/or plate movements.It has 452 volcanoes and is home to over 75% of the world's active and dormant volcanoes. It is sometimes called the circum-Pacific belt or the circum-Pacific seismic belt.

Competitive Advantage (Ethnic Groups In Indonesia)

There are over 300 ethnic groups in Indonesia 95% of those are of Native Indonesian ancestry.
The largest ethnic group in Indonesia is the Javanese who make up nearly 42% of the total population. 

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Saya Bertanya, Anda menjawab

Interview dengan ketua PPLN, Bapak Jon Soemarjono

IDN-NSW Brochure

Interview dengan President IDN NSW, Bapak Rudolf Wirawan

IDN-NSW akan mensosialisasikan setiap kegiatan dalam bentuk video yang diberi tajuk: "Saya bertanya, Anda menjawab".
Setiap masyarakat Indonesia ataupun yang berhubungan dengan Indonesia ingin di interview dengan IDN NSW, kami siap kapan saja untuk "ngobrol" dengan anda. Saya bertanya, Anda menjawab.
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Pembentukan IDN Australia (IDN-AU) & Forum Diaspora Indonesia di Australia

SYDNEY, 6 Juli 2013

Forum ini diselenggarakan bersama-sama oleh seluruh IDN Chapters di Australia dengan dukungan dari Perwakilan RI di Australia.

Pada tanggal 6-8 Juli 2012, Kongres pertama Diaspora Indonesia (CID1) diadakan di Los Angeles, USA. Penyelenggara menyetujui bahwa motivasi utama dibalik inisiatif yang mengagumkan ini adalah untuk membuka jalan bagi komunitas Diaspora Indonesia untuk menghubungkan (connecting the dots) dan menyatukan diri menjadi sebuah komunitas besar dan menciptakan kekuatan yang nyata untuk mencapai Indonesia yang lebih baik.

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Film Dokumenter Jaman Perjuangan Kemerdekaan Syaikhuna Badruzzaman

Indonesia Calling

Joris Ivens' historic short film: `Indonesia Calling'

The Brisbane International Film Festival, 2009, featured a new documentary, directed by John Hughes: "Indonesia Calling: Joris Ivens in Australia". It is one of his series exploring the history of documentary filmmaking in Australia. It tells a story significant to Indonesia, and to the relationship between Australia and Indonesia.

Joris Ivens was something of a radical, and had travelled the world, making films in which he showed ordinary people caught up in extraordinary situations. He went to Spain in 1937, to make a film in support of the Spanish revolution, entitled, The Spanish Earth. He was well respected in The Netherlands as a fine documentary filmmaker.


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Cowra Remembers


The first Asian boat people

Strange things began to happen when Indonesian refugees came to Australia during World War II

Jan Lingard

Before 1942 much Australian opinion about Asia focussed on preserving a 'White Australia'. Its vast spaces, it was assumed, could be nothing but an irresistible attraction for the 'teeming millions' to Australia's north. To most Australians, Asia was China and Japan. Most seemed unaware that the British, French, Portuguese and Dutch colonies in the region were also part of Asia. These they considered, like Australia, to be outposts of European civilisation, whose 'native' populations attracted little interest.

‘Becak’ driver’s child named best graduate

A poor man's smart daughter: Raeni (center) steps down from her father's becak (pedicab) to participate in her graduation ceremony while Semarang State University (Unnes) rector Fathur Rokhman (left) welcomes her to the Unnes auditorium in Semarang, Central Java, on Tuesday. Raeni, daughter of Mugiyono (right) , a becak driver, emerged as Unnes' best student with distinction. (JP/Suherdjoko)

Mugiyono, a becak (pedicab) driver in the Central Java city of Semarang, burst into tears when his youngest daughter, Raeni, 21, graduated with an undergraduate degree in accounting from the Semarang State University, earning a performance index of 3.96. 

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Diaspora Indonesia Rintis Dwi Kewarganegaraan

VIVAnews - Diaspora Indonesia sepakat untuk membentuk kelompok kerja (pokja) untuk membahas isu imigrasi dan kewarganegaraan. Pokja ini nantinya akan terdiri dari unsur pemerintah, parlemen, diaspora, dan akademisi. 

Pernyataan itu merupakan salah satu hasil kesepakatan gugus kerja usai Kongres II Diaspora selama tiga hari dan disampaikan perwakilan Diaspora Belanda, Daliana Suryawinata, saat penutupan kongres Selasa malam, 20 Agustus 2013, di Jakarta Convention Center (JCC).

Selain membentuk pokja, para diaspora juga sepakat akan menyusun naskah akademik mengenai dwi kewarganegaraan yang hasilnya akan disampaikan kepada pemangku kebijakan.

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Diaspora Indonesia Serempak Untuk Beraksi

Jakarta (Antara) - Perwakilan Jaringan Diaspora Indonesia dari Belanda Daliana Suryawinata mengatakan diaspora Indonesia serempak untuk beraksi di kedua belas bidang yang dibahas dalam Kongres. 

"Ke-12 bidang tersebut antara lain energi, ketenagakerjaan, imigrasi dan kewarganegaraan, pendidikan, iptek, kota yang enak didiami, ekonomi hijau, kesehatan, bisnis dan investasi, kuliner, kedirgantaraan serta kepemudaan," ujarnya saat penutupan Kongres Diaspora Indonesia ke-2 di Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Selasa. 

Menurut dia, di bidang energi, yaitu membentuk Jaringan Profesional Energi Diaspora Indonesia sebagai "platform" kolaborasi bersama seluruh "stakeholder" untuk saling berbagi informasi, solusi dan "best practice" bagi para diaspora yang memiliki kepakaran di bidang energi: minyak, gas, batubara, panas bumi serta energi baru dan terbarukan. 

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A Good Australian Philanthropic Example

FORMER British Prime Minister Tony Blair has approved of a deal Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has struck to help Pakistan access energy and eradicate slavery.

Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has announced an energy deal for Pakistan that has won the praise of former British PM Tony Blair. Source: Supplied

Mr Forrest is the chairman of Fortescue Metals and the Founder of the Walk Free Foundation, which is dedicated to ending modern slavery.

The partnership will see Mr Forrest help Pakistan undertake a feasibility study to convert its lignite coal to diesel. In return they will commit to work with Mr Forrest's Foundation.

Mr Blair ran into Prime Minister Tony Abbott this morning at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Mr Blair said Mr Forrest was setting "a good Australian philanthropic example". Mr Abbott agreed, declaring him an "absolute human dynamo".

Mr Forrest announced the deal in Davos yesterday.

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Minister for Foreign Affairs

Indonesia to participate in New Colombo Plan pilot

Media release

2 October 2013

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has welcomed Indonesia's agreement to participate in the pilot phase of the New Colombo Plan in 2014.

Prime Minister Abbott extended the invitation to participate in the pilot program during his visit to Indonesia from 30 September to 1 October. Indonesia's President, HE Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, welcomed the initiative, with both leaders agreeing it would encourage the best and brightest young Australians to work and study in Indonesia.

The New Colombo Plan aims to lift knowledge of the Indian Ocean Asia Pacific in Australia and strengthen our people-to-people and institutional relationships, through study and internships undertaken by Australian undergraduate students in the region.


View Point: The Indonesian diaspora: Itching to pitch in for RI

View Point: The Indonesian  diaspora: Itching to pitch in for RI

Julia Suryakusuma, Jakarta | Opinion | Wed, August 28 2013, 9:07 AM

While still in my mother's womb, I was already a member of the Indonesian diaspora. My parents' diplomatic postings meant a life moving between foreign countries, even while my mother was pregnant. And although I never heard the word "diaspora" when I was a kid, it was the only sort of life I knew until I reached my teens. 

So, when I sat in the assembly hall of the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) on Aug. 19 for the opening ceremony of the second Congress of Indonesian Diaspora (CID), I felt a strong connection to the other delegates. There were almost 4,000 from 55 Indonesian Diaspora Network (IDN) branches in 26 countries, and the energy in the hall was amazing: positive, dynamic, full of enthusiasm, pride and love — especially when the national anthem "Indonesia Raya" was sung.

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Diaspora Indonesia

For Dinda Vasile of the Perth suburb of Wilson the sky is literally the limit. The 21-year-old Royal Australian Air Force Flying Officer is an aeronautical engineer, once the domain of men, and works on fighter jets and other military aircraft.

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Iwan Sunito, who founded the company with Paul Sathio, told The Australian that the timing of a listing would depend on market conditions, but more importantly, how fast the company could build up an investment portfolio.

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Indonesia Bisa

The co-founder of Mixi, Japan's largest social networking site with 80% market share and 30 million users, is an Indonesian.  So is the global head of IT network design at Disney.  So is the director of supply chain at Panda Express, the largest Chinese food chain in the US with 1,500 stores and $1.5 billion in revenue.  The South African ambassador to the US is of Indonesian descent – an ancestor, from Sulawesi, was sent as a slave to Cape Town 300 years ago and refused to change her Indonesian name.

The overseas diaspora – Indonesians citizens living and working abroad, those who have become foreign citizens or those people of Indonesian descent – are a talented group of Indonesians who have been an unrecognized and unconnected community.  Until now.

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