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Indonesia-Australia Dialogue

Hotel Intercontinental, Sydney, 117 Macquarie St, Sydney

Sunday 3 March and Monday 4 March 2013

Biographical Information

Senator The Hon Bob Carr

Minister for Foreign Affairs

 Minister for Foreign Affairs from March 2012

 Senator for New South Wales

 Former Premier of New South Wales (1995-2005)

 Has served in a number of ministerial appointments in New South Wales, including Minister for

Citizenship and Minister for Ethnic Affairs\\

The Hon Julie Bishop MP

Deputy Leader of the Opposition

 Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia

 Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

 Elected to the House of Representatives for Curtin, Western Australia


Dr Hassan Wirajuda

Dewan Pertimbangan Presiden (The President Advisory

Council)  Former Foreign Minister (2001 – 2009)

 Former Director-General of Political Affairs (2000-01) and former Director of International Organizations (1993–97) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 Former Ambassador and Permanent

Representative to the United Nations (1998-2000)

 Former Ambassador to Egypt (1997-98)

 PhD in Juridical Science in International Law from the University of Virginia (1987)

Ambassador Nadjib Riphat Kesoema

Indonesian Ambassador to Australia

 Indonesian Ambassador to Australia and the Republic of Vanuatu.

 Deputy for Foreign Affairs, Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (2011-12)

 Head of Centre for Education and Training, MFA (2002-06)


Australian Dialogue Participants

John McCarthy AO

National President, Australian

Institute of International Affairs  Former Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, Mexico, Thailand, the United States of America, Indonesia and Japan as well as High Commissioner to India

 National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs

 Chairman of the Australia-India Council

 Barrister of Law

 Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws, MA at Cambridge University

Waleed Aly

Lecturer, Monash University  Lecturer in Politics, Political and Social Enquiry at Monash University

 Former Head of Public Affairs of the Executive Committee of the Islamic Council of Victoria

 Former solicitor for Maddocks Lawyers until 2007

 Explored the mistaken thinking behind ideas of difference in his 2007 book People Like Us

 Host of the Big Ideas show for the ABC and the

Drive program on ABC Radio National

Chris Barnes

Managing Director, Braehead Advisory

National Vice President, Immediate Past President, Australia Indonesia Business Council

Advisor, Indonesian Growth Strategy, Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd

Former Director, International Chamber of Commerce (Australia)


Rodney Bloom

Executive Director Development, CSIRO

 Appointed to the CSIRO Executive in November 2012

 Responsible for growth, international and development activities at CSIRO

 Former Managing Director of Deloitte Innovation Academy

Larissa Brown

Founder, Centre for

Sustainability Leadership 

Currently researching climate change

communications as part of a double Masters at the London School of Economics and Cambridge University

 Has lectured in sustainability leadership at a number of Australian universities.

 Recipient of a number of awards, including the Young Environmentalist of the Year in 2008 and Young Australian of the Year in 2010 (VIC)

Melissa Conley Tyler

National Executive Director, Australian Institute of

International Affairs

 Lawyer

 Specialist in conflict resolution, including mediation negotiation, and peace education


Allaster Cox

Assistant Secretary, Indonesia and Timor Leste, Department of

Foreign Affairs and Trade

 Former Australian Ambassador to Vietnam

 Former Australian High Commissioner in Brunei Darussalam (2001-2004)

 Former Australian Counselor in Jakarta (1992-1996)

 Former Assistant Secretary, Global Issues Branch in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Stephen Creese

EGM Corporate Affairs,

Newcrest Mining Limited  Appointed Newcrest General Counsel and Company Secretary in November 2009

 Former General Counsel of Rio Tinto Limited (1995-2008) and former Managing Director of Rio Tinto Australia

 Independent Chair of the National Employment Services Association (NESA) and a part time member of the Australian Takeovers Panel

Dr John Edwards

Reserve Bank of Australia  Member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia

 Adjunct Professor, John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin Business School, Curtin University

 Adjunct Professor, University of Sydney School of Business

 Visiting Fellow, Lowy Institute for International Policy


Samah Hadid

Human Rights Activist

 Australian Director of the Global Poverty Project

 2010 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations

 NSW State Finalist, Young Australian of the Year 2011

 Fellow with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Ed Husic MP

Federal Member for Chifley

 Elected to the House of Representatives for Chifley, New South Wales, 2010

 Former National President of the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union

 Worked for Integral Energy as Communications Director

Dr Leonie Lethbridge

Chief Operating Officer, ANZ

Indonesia  Has held a number of roles within ANZ, in Australia and across Asia Pacific over the last 10 years

 Vice President of the Indonesia Australia Business Council

 Prior to joining ANZ, she was a management

consultant, advising clients in the Financial Services, Manufacturing, and Telecommunications sectors


Professor Tim Lindsey

Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law, University of

Melbourne  Chair of the Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII)

 Director, Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, The University of Melbourne

 Lawyer

 Books include Islam, Law and the State in Southeast Asia, Law and Society in Indonesia and The

Constitution of Indonesia

Professor Andrew MacIntyre

Dean, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

 Chair of the Board of the ANU Indonesia Project

 Founder of the former Australia-Indonesia Governance Research Partnership

 An active member of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue

 A member of the Board of Directors of the Asia Foundation - Australia, and a member of the Board of the ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies

 Research projects include a multi-author study of Asian regional institutions and an assessment of the trajectory for democracy in Southeast Asia

Dr Dave McRae

Research Fellow, Lowy Institute  Research fellow covering Indonesia and Southeast Asia at the Lowy Institute for International Policy

 Lead Researcher for the World Bank’s Conflict and

Development Team in Indonesia between 2008 and 2010

 Worked for the Jakarta office of the International Crisis Group between 2004 and 2006


George Megalogenis

Former Senior Feature Writer for

The Australian Former senior feature writer for The Australian  Spent over a decade in the Canberra Press Gallery

 Has written a number of books, among them

Faultlines: race, work and the politics of changing Australia; The Longest Decade; and The Australian Moment

Bruce Munro

Managing Director, Thiess Mining Ltd

 36 years’ experience in construction and mining, involving projects in Australia and Asia

 Joined Thiess in 1986 and in 1999 was appointed President Director of PT Thiess Contractors Indonesia, a role he fulfilled for eight years during which time it underwent major growth and won major mining/construction contracts.

 Qualifications: Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of NSW, Sydney

 Non-Executive Director of Sedgman, a leading provider of minerals processing and associated infrastructure to the global resources industry

 Board member of the Minerals Council of Australia and Australian Constructors Association and

Queensland Chair of the Australia Indonesia Business Council

Paul Ramadge

Professorial Fellow, Monash University

 Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow, Monash University


Assoc. Prof. David Reeve

Deputy Director ACISIS, University of New South Wales

 ACICIS Study Tour Coordinator

 Founding lecturer in the Australian Studies program at Universitas Indonesia in the 1980s

 He has a long association with Indonesia as a diplomat, historian and project manager

Andrew Ross

Consultant, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesia

 Consultant, Indonesian Performing Arts Market

 Director of Brisbane Powerhouse 2004 – 2012 where he was producer/presenter of numerous works by Indonesian performing artists including Nan

Jombang Dance Company, Ubiet, Butet Kartaredjasa, Kua Etnika and Teater Payung Hitam

 Former Artistic Director of Black Swan Theatre, Perth 1991-2003 where he was director of landmark productions including Bran Nue Dae, The Merry Go Round in the Sea, Tourmaline, Sistergirl, and

Corrugation Road

 Australia-Indonesia Merdeka fellow

Mark Scott AO

Managing Director, ABC

 Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) since July 2006, transforming the ABC from a broadcast model into a digital media network

 He has inaugurated ABC News 24 and ABC3 children's television channels, and expanded radio and mobile services and ABC Online

 He has pursued an international policy of acquiring new audiences for Radio Australia and Australia Network, flagged an ambitious new strategy vision and expanded its international project work through partnerships with agencies such as AusAid

Greg Sheridan

Foreign Editor, The Australian

 In 1985 he was appointed Beijing Correspondent at

The Australian. From 1986 to 1987 he was


 His work has appeared in newspapers around the world, including The Sunday Times of London, The Wall Street Journal, the Jakarta Post and the South China Morning Post. He has written four books on Asian politics as well as a book on Australia-U.S. relations

Lenore Taylor

Incoming Political Editor, The Guardian Australian

 Has covered federal politics for 23 years with both Fairfax and News Corp newspapers

 Currently National Affairs Correspondent for the

Sydney Morning Herald

 Former foreign correspondent for The Australian Financial Review

 Awards include the Paul Lyneham award for excellence in press gallery journalism in 2007 and

the Walkley Award for ‘best scoop of the year’ in


Professor Fiona Wood

Director, Burns Service of

Western Australia 

Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Royal Perth Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children

 Winthrop Professor in the School of Surgery at The University of Western Australia

 Cofounder and Director of AVITA Medical (formally Clinical Cell Culture {C3})

 Co‐founder/Chair, Fiona Wood Foundation

 Australian of the Year 2005

Ken Wyatt AM MP

Federal Member for Hasluck

 Became the first Indigenous Australian to become a member of the House of Representatives, winning the seat of Hasluck for the Liberal Party at the 2010 federal election

 A primary school teacher for 16 years before entering the public sector


Indonesian Dialogue Participants

Dr Rizal Sukma Co-Convenor, Second Indonesia Australia Dialogue


 Executive Director CSIS

Ms Rahimah Abdulrahim

 Executive Director, Habibie Center, Jakarta

Ms Lina A. Alexandra  Researcher, Department of Politics and International Relations, CSIS

Dr Anies Baswedan  Rector, University of Paramadina, Jakarta


Dr Bahtiar Effendy  Professor in Political Science, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah

Ms Ratu Silvy Gayatri Secretary, Directorate-General for Asia-Pacific

and Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dr Sandra Hamid  Country Representative, The Asia Foundation

Ms Zulfiani Lubis  Chief Editor, ANTV


Dr Abdul Mu’ti Secretary, PP Muhammadiyah

Mr John Riady  Director, Lippo Group

Prof. Djisman Simanjuntak  Chairman, Prasetiya Mulya Foundation

Mr Kemal Stamboel  DPR-RI, Commission XI (Finance, National Development Planning, Banking and Non-Bank Financial Institutions)


Ms Eva Sundari  DPR-RI, Commission III (Law, Human Rights and Defence)

 Membership in the Steering Committee of Asean-Inter Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIMPC), Human Right Parliamentary Caucus as well as other local women organization in Indonesia

Mr Meidyatama


Chief Editor, The Jakarta Post

Mr Abdillah Toha Advisor to the Vice President

 Former Member of Commission I, DPR-RI 2004-2009

 Former Chairman, Inter-parliamentary Cooperation Body (Badan Kerjasama Antar Parlemen/BKSAP)

Dr Zulkieflimansyah

 Vice Chairman, Commission XI, DPR-RI


Dialogue Attendees

Bayu Dardias Kurniadi

PhD Candidate, Australian National University

 Lecturer Department of Politics and Government, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

 Editor of “Practicing Qualitative Research Methods: Lessons from UGM” in 2011

Umbu Reku Raya

PhD Candidate, Australian National

University  Phd Candidate, Ardnt-Corden Department of Economics, Australian National University

 Completed Economics PhD coursework at Research School of Economics, Australian National


 Founded Pupukape in 2001, a self-supported project to put youth from poor backgrounds in university

Eko Saputro

Student Competition Winner

 Deakin University

 Head of ASEAN’s Partners Cooperation

Subdivision at Center for International Cooperation Policy, Ministry of Finance (MoF), Indonesia, (2008-2010)

Nicholas Mark

Student Competition Winner

 University of Sydney

 Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) NSW Chapter President (April 2012 – present)



Gary R.M. Jusuf, Consul-General of the Republic of Indonesia in Sydney

Nico Manoppo, Consul

Fahmi Jamaludin, Consul

Fajar Yusuf, Vice-Consul

Novaliana Tambunan, Vice-Consul

Arya Widyatmoko, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Bu Artauli Tobing, Assistant to Member of the Council of Presidential Advisors

Vivi Feriany, Assistant to Member of the Council of Presidential Advisors

Richard Rodgers, Director, Indonesia Economic and Timor-Leste Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Dana Robertson, Media Liaison Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Pierre Grobler, Indonesia Economic and Timor-Leste Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Silai Zaki, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Robert Law, Office of National Assessments

Graeme Wedderburn, Senior Advisor, Office of Senator Bob Carr

Anne Witheford, Advisor, Office of Senator Bob Carr

Sam Riordan, Senior Foreign Affairs Adviser, Office of the Hon Julie Bishop MP

Clement Paligaru, Acting Head – Asia, ABC International

Dian Islamiati, Manager of Distribution Indonesia, ABC International

Alexander Kawilarang, News Editor, and Winner, Elizabeth O’Neill Journalism


Mellani Eka Mahayana, International Editor, Rakyat Merdeka

Nava Nuraniyah, Australian Institute of International Affairs

Rosalie Pitt, Australian Institute of International Affairs




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