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23 May 2024

Politics in Action 2024: Power shifts, political legitimacy and performance

SSEAC’s flagship Politics in Action forum brought together a distinguished line-up of speakers from Australia and the region who provided insightful analysis on the current state of politics in six Southeast Asian countries.
03 May 2024

Underwater cultural heritage: why we’re studying orphaned objects

ARC Linkage Project researchers are studying orphaned objects in a large Indonesian public collection of ceramics and a smaller private Australian collection to restore meaning to underwater cultural heritage items separated from their find-spots.
12 April 2024

Advancing science communication in Indonesia

Professor Sonja Van Wichelen has been awarded a competitive Australia-Indonesia Institute grant to lead a new project aimed at advancing science journalism in Indonesia with a focus on planetary health.
20 March 2024

50 years of ASEAN-Australia relations

A wrap-up of the major initiatives and bilateral agreements announced at the 2024 ASEAN-Australia Special Summit.

06 March 2024

Australia-ASEAN Council Grant awarded for cross-cultural project

Dr Natali Pearson was awarded significant funding in the latest round of Australia-ASEAN Council Grants for a cross-cultural capacity-building project on maritime collections across Southeast Asia.
28 February 2024

Nickel and lithium: Cooperation or competition with Indonesia?

The ‘critical minerals’ bubble has seemingly burst. What does it mean for Australia’s geopolitical strategies?
21 February 2024

Why has it been difficult to create smoke-free areas in Indonesia?

Research on the rollout of top-down regulations in Indonesia such as the 2012 smoke-free area regulation shows that the nature and pace of bylaws are often shaped by local-level political priorities.

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