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15 May 2012

Indonesian Institute

The Indonesia Institute is a Western Australian-based NGO (Non-Government Organisation) that was founded in November 2010

The Indonesia Institute has strong and extensive linkages with like-minded organisations in Indonesia and also works closely with other Indonesia-Australia organisations such as the Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) and the Indonesian Consul-General in Perth, WA.

The institute has adopted the following core objectives and mission statement:

  • To improve Australia-Indonesia relations at a cultural, social, business and community level.

  • To act as a 'think tank' on matters relating to Indonesia and Australia with a particular emphasis on WA.

  • To promote cultural, social, and community activities between Indonesia and WA and, in association with the AIBC, build improved trade and commercial links and opportunities.

  • To lobby governments in both Western Australia, Australia and Indonesia on matters relating to our bi-lateral relations.

  • To act as a commentator on matters relating to Australia-Indonesia relations.

  • To assist the WA Department of State Development in the building and sustaining of the 'Sister-State' Relationship between WA and East Java

  • Develop and maintain close relations with the Indonesian Consul-General in WA and to assist their office where possible.

  • To provide Indonesia with a 'voice' in Australia to generate an improved understanding about 'today's Indonesia'.