Speeches | 24 March 2009

Australia and Indonesia: Partners in a New Era

Last month, the Australian government, in cooperation with the Lowy Institute, held a major conference in Sydney on the future of Australia-Indonesia relations. The conference drew to Australia one of the largest and most senior delegations ever from Indonesia. Discussion and debate over the two days focussed on the growing depth of contacts between Jakarta and Canberra over the last decade and the growing gap between government-to-government links and broader people-to-people links and popular opinion. For more information about the conference, please see the Outcomes Report prepared by Malcolm Cook.

Malcolm Cook

  • Malcolm Cook

Last month, the Australian government, in cooperation with the Lowy Institute, held a major conference in Sydney on the future of Australia-Indonesia relations. The conference drew to Australia one of the largest and most senior delegations ever from Indonesia. Discussion and debate over the two days focussed on the growing depth of contacts between Jakarta and Canberra over the last decade and the growing gap between government-to-government links and broader people-to-people links and popular opinion. For more information about the conference, please see the Outcomes Report prepared by Malcolm Cook.

Malcolm Cook

  • Malcolm Cook