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Journal article

Lean construction: evaluation of waste and carbon footprint in construction project

The purpose of this research was to find causes, impact analysis, and possible mitigation of waste and carbon footprint in the construction project. Results show the causes of waste were dominated by worker factors while the main causes of waste in the design phase were...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does Indonesia have to take asylum seekers rescued by the Australian Navy?

Prime Minister Tony Abbott claims that under "normal international law", if asylum seeker boats are rescued in a country's search and rescue zone, that country has an obligation to take them.
Journal article

Are Indonesia contractors ready to implement last planner system? An early investigation

The aim of this exploratory research is to investigate the readiness of LPS implementation for Indonesia's projects.
Report

The state of Indonesian food security and nutrition

Despite impressive economic growth and poverty reduction, Indonesia’s food security still faces significant difficulties. To overcome these difficulties, policies that support rural development, improve agricultural incomes, lower food prices, increase nutritional diversity and encourage healthier eating patterns will be required.
Report

Road to ruin: challenging the sustainability of nickel-based production for electric vehicle batteries

Examining the value chain production of nickel in the Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park (IMIP), this study highlights various compromises experienced when electric vehicle production is presented both as a climate solution and a driver for economic development.
Report

Lessons for building creative economies

This report looks at ways developed and developing country governments can support efforts to strengthen the creative economies in Asia, using Taiwan and Indonesia as case studies.
Report

The testing ground: China’s rising influence in Southeast Asia and regional responses

This paper examines China’s foreign policy toward Southeast Asia in the context of its neighborhood diplomacy more broadly. The paper also discusses China’s relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and individual Southeast Asian countries, focusing on Indonesia and Vietnam.
Report

A new platform for deepening economic ties: the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) is a major effort by both governments to increase trade and investment between the two countries. This report examines what IA-CEPA delivers on the traditional trade agenda for both countries in terms of tariff reductions, addressing non-tariff measures...
Working paper

Assessing Indonesian diplomacy in the Pacific Islands

This paper considers Indonesia’s role in Pacific regional politics.
Report

IA-CEPA and A-HKFTA

At this time of growing global economic uncertainty and mounting trade tensions, countries like Australia needed to stand up for the principle of free trade and shore up the foundations of the global trading system.