The annual Indonesia-Australia Dialogue was held at the Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney, on Sunday 3 March and Monday 4 March. The Indonesia-Australia Dialogue initiative was jointly announced by leaders during the March 2010 visit to Australia by Indonesian President Yudhoyono as a bilateral second track dialogue to enhance people-to-people links between the two countries. The objective of the Indonesia-Australia Dialogue was to facilitate people-to-people links through discussion on a broad range of topics. Discussions covered domestic, regional and global issues and explored opportunities for closer engagement in business, culture, education, science and technology.
This, the second Indonesia-Australia Dialogue, was co-convened by Mr John McCarthy, AIIA National President and former Ambassador to Indonesia, and Dr Rizal Sukma, Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. The AIIA was again selected by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to act as secretariat following its performance at the inaugural Dialogue.
Indonesian participants include the former Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda, the Chief Editor of the Jakarta Post, Meidyatama Suryadiningrat, and Sandra Hamid from the Asia Foundation. Australian participants include Stephen Creese from Newcrest Mining, Professor Tim Lindsay from the University of Melbourne and former Australian of the Year, burns specialist Professor Fiona Wood.
Thanks are due to the Commonwealth Bank for its sponsorship of a welcome lunch for this event.
For a complete list of Dialogue Participants and biographical information click here: combined-bios-for-print-actual (753.35 kB)
For the Indonesia-Australia Dialogue Program click here: Indonesia-Australia Dialogue Program (328.21 kB)
For the Outcomes report click here: outcomes-report-for-iad2013 (355.64 kB)
To access Bob Carr’s speech click here: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2013/bc_sp_130304.html
To access Julie Bishop’s speech click here: http://www.juliebishop.com.au/speeches/1223-address-to-australia-indonesia-dialogue.html