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Youth unemployment haunts Indonesia

31 October, 2014

Graduation from university should be a joyful and exciting occasion. But for many young Indonesians it is an anxious time. Some 27 percent of university graduates join the ranks of the unemployed, a higher percentage than in any other group under the age of 24. And when they do get work, many end up in positions unrelated to their field of study.


40 years of Australia's engagement with ASEAN

12 September, 2014

This year marks 40 years of relations between Australia and the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN). Today the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre hosted the 2014 ASEAN forum to celebrate the anniversary of Australia's engagement with ASEAN as their first official dialogue partner.


Long overdue rights for domestic workers

18 June, 2014

Stories of domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih made headlines when she spoke out against her employer's abhorrent abuse while working in Hong Kong. Gruesome cuts and burns on her body were so bad that she was unable to walk when she returned to Jakarta.


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