Australia-Indonesia Friendship

Audience This year the Australian Embassy in Jakarta and its Consulate-Generals in Surabaya, Makassar and Denpasar celebrated the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Indonesia. Actually, Australia was already the strongest supporter for Indonesia to obtain the international recognition to its formal full sovereignty.

In Jakarta (20/11/2019) and later in Makassar (22/11/2019), the Centre Director, Professor Ariel Heryanto, was invited to speak to highlight the relevance of that remarkable history to Indonesia’s efforts of responding to the contemporary challenges confronting the nation today. In Jakarta, Ariel spoke to an engaging audience of about 300, many of whom are students from various secondary and tertiary schools.Speaker