ISN Issue 70
Welcome to Issue 70 - first issue for 2014.

Editor: Phillip Mahnken,
Sunshine Coast


There has been a lot of rhetoric about Indonesia being Australia's most important relationship. It's not. But given Indonesia's economic growth, size and proximity, it should be, writes Benjamin Fullarton.
Amidst the fallout of the Australian-Indonesia phone tapping scandal, the actual Australian Indonesia relationship has been properly considered for the first time in several years.
Indonesia is Asia's second fastest growing economy and the single largest in Southeast Asia - progress that Australia should be attempting to capitalise on. This should become more relevant as Indonesia is in urgent need of infrastructure improvements to help maintain its growth. This usually involves iron and steel, both of which Australia has in abundance.
Looking further ahead, Indonesia has all the potential for a middle class boom, the like of which has been seen in Japan and South Korea, and is currently being seen in India and China. Given the strong movement for increased wages as well as Indonesia's own initial efforts at removing people from poverty, there should be great potential for Australia's service industries, including education and tourism, as well as even more agriculture and cattle.
Yet, at present, all this is simply untapped potential.

Untapped potential in Indonesian relationship By Benjamin Fullarton Posted Mon 25 Nov 2013, 11:22am AEDT

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The Indonesian Studies Newsletter
of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)

    Issue 70 January - April 2014

Relevant reading in past issues for students, teachers, scholars, lobbyists, citizens,.

Issue 69 Issue 68 Issue 67 Issue 66 Issue 65,Issue 64, Issue 63, Issue 62 61, 60, 59, 58, 57, 56, 55, 54, 53, 52, 51 50 49 48 47 46 45 44,43,42, 41, 40,39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26


5th International Conference
on Indonesian Studies (ICIS)
of Univeristas Indonesia
held in Yogyakarta 13-15 June 2013


ASILE 2014 in Bali

Theme: Kobarkan Semangatmu: Working Together to Overcome Challenges

See latest flyer with costs, rego, etc
from our colleagues at
Balai Bahasa ACT

Permanent website at wikispaces

ASILE 2012 and KIPBIPA VIII at UKSW in Salatiga ASILE: 1-4 October 2012
Website :

Era Baru, Semangat Baru: Peningkatan intensitas kerja sama program BIPA di Dalam dan Luar Negeri

Submission of proposals for papers, workshops etc using one door system

Details on payment options for ASILE participants and all information will be updated in the Pendaftaran/Registration page of the website asap

Please like our Facebook page:
or follow us on twitter: @kipbipaasile2012

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Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
19th Biennial Conference 2012
The University of Western Sydney
11 - 14 July 2012

Knowing Asia: Asian Studies in an Asian Century

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ASILE 2010: June 2010 flyer
Maju Bersama - Lanjutkan!
Collaboration and Other Learning Initiatives
Venue: UNSW@ADFA, Campbell, ACT
Dates: 29-30 September 2010 (followed by FREE Indonesia Update @ANU 1-2 October)
Registration: $225, early bird $200

ASILE home at wikispaces

ASILE 2009 Homepage at MLTA NSW

ASILE 2009 archive (slideshare) also D Reeve's on methodology

ASILE 2007 Conference Proceedings
from the Sunshine Coast

and selected archived presentations from previous ASILE conferences at WACANA

State and Territory Associations of Teachers of Indonesian

VILTA Victoria

INTAN South Australia

QILTA Quuensland

WILTA Western Australia

Balai Bahasa Perth



ASILE 2009 website