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15 May 2012

Australia Indonesia Institute

The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) was established in 1989 for the purpose of providing a focus for the collection, exchange and dissemination of information, and a source of advice, in relation to the ways in which relations between Australia and Indonesia could be encouraged, strengthened and developed.

The functions of the Institute are to make recommendations to the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Trade for the broadening of the Australian experience of Indonesia in relation to:

  • the encouragement of the study of the Indonesian language and culture in Australia and the English language and Australian culture in Indonesia;

  • the enhancement of commercial linkages between Australia and Indonesia;

  • the identification of possibilities for cooperation in science and technology;

  • the facilitation of media exchanges;

  • the sponsorship of cultural and sporting exchanges and training;

  • the support of Australian studies in Indonesia and of Indonesian studies in Australia;

  • the strengthening of institutional links between universities, museums, libraries, technical colleges, research institutes, professional organisations and appropriate non- government organisations;

  • the facilitation of the translation of Australian and Indonesian texts;

  • the organisation of visits and exchanges between prominent people and groups