Australia Indonesia Centre Announced as a Sponsor


CAUSINDY is delighted to announce that The Australia Indonesia Centre will once again be joining us as a Sponsor for this year’s conference. The Australia-Indonesia Centre was established by the Australian Government in 2014 to facilitate research-driven innovation and build stronger relationships between Australia and Indonesia. The Centre, hosted by Monash University, is a collaboration between Monash University, the Australian National University, CSIRO, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney, working with seven leading Indonesian universities. We look forward to working with AIC, in particular Director of AIC Paul Ramadge, who will be one of 5 Mentors on the CAUSINDY Review, in the lead up to and throughout the conference.

PwC Australia Announced as Minor Sponsor

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CAUSINDY is delighted to announce that PwC Australia has joined this year’s conference as a Minor Sponsor. PwC is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, bringing the power of a global network of firms to help businesses, not-for-profit organisations and governments assess their performance and improve the way they work. PwC employs more than 6,000 people in Australia, and employs 208,000 people globally across 157 countries, including Indonesia.

CAUSINDY Partners with Asialink Business


CAUSINDY is delighted to have Asialink Business join us as a Supporter for this year’s conference.

Asialink Business, Australia’s National Centre for Asia Capability, is a nation-wide initiative supported by the Commonwealth Government (Department of Industry, Innovation and Science) to assist Australian organisations to develop the capabilities needed to maximize business opportunities with Asia. Grounded in extensive market research, Asialink Business’ training programs, research, events and advocacy enable businesses to forge ahead with confidence to enter and grow in Asia.

To help Australian businesses looking to expand to key Asian markets, Asialink Business has developed a suite of Country Starter Packs. The Indonesia Country Starter Pack features in-depth research, comprehensive information and contemporary case studies, and was provided to delegates of the 2015 Indonesia Australia Business Week.

CAUSINDY Alumni meet with Chatib Basri

Sydney-based CAUSINDY alumni recently got together for gathering with former Minister of Finance in the Indonesian Goverment, Mr Chatib Basri. The event was hosted by CAUSINDY’s major sponsor, UTS:Insearch while the intimate fireside chat was moderated by Surya Setiyaputra (CAUSINDY 2014).

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Given the small group, made up of CAUSINDY alumni, UTS partners, PPIA and AIYA members, Pak Chatib was able to share his experiences of Australian Indonesian bilateral relations going back to when he was a PHD student in Canberra to today where he is a leading economic policy advisor across the region.

He spoke about the work he did while he was Minister reforming BKPM and gave his thoughts on the upcoming tax amnesty policy and the challenges the goverment might face.

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On bilateral relations he said that despite the ups and downs, there is enough commonality and collective knowledge in both countries to ride the wave. He hopes that both countries can build a better partnership to tackle Education problems in both countries.

CAUSINDY looks forward to hosting similar events with keynote speakers with its alumni in Canberra, Melbourne and Jakarta giving opportunities for young leaders to shape Australia – Indonesia bilateral relations. 



The Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth (CAUSINDY) is excited to announce a new partnership with telkomtelstra and Telstra to support CAUSINDY 2016. telkomtelstra and Telstra will be supporting through a new program called ‘Engaging Future Leaders’ that connects university students across both countries.

It’s not every day that 30 of the brightest young leaders from Australia and Indonesia come together, and this is why CAUSINDY has decided to bring high school and university students to interact with former CAUSINDY delegates across Australia and Indonesia.

Karina Akib, co-founder of CAUSINDY saidthrough our new program, ‘Engaging Future Leaders by CAUSINDY’ anyone with an internet connection can access alumni profiles and watch a special ‘Bilateral Debate’ event.” She added “we want to make it easy for anyone to learn how former CAUSINDY delegates have accelerated their careers through engagement in the bilateral relationship”. Delegates will also have the opportunity to learn more about the contemporary bilateral relationship.


The debating societies of University of Indonesia and the University of Sydney have been selected to be to be a part of the inaugural ‘Bilateral Debate’. Each team is mentored by former CAUSINDY delegates. The debate will take place live via video link between telkomtelstra’s offices in Jakarta and Telstra’s offices in Sydney on September 3rd, prior to the 2016 CAUSINDY conference in Bali. The session will be available on our website after the debate for teachers, students to use as material to learn more about the bilateral relationship.

Karina Akib said “telkomtelstra is a great example of how real collaboration between our countries can result in successful business ventures. For CAUSINDY using Telstra’s technology to connect the brightest university students from Sydney and Jakarta, we hope to expand the influence of CAUSINDY and inspire students everywhere to be part of the bilateral relationship.”  

President Director of telkomtelstra Erik Meijer said, “Telstra and telkomtelstra are incredibly excited to support CAUSINDY 2016. “CAUSINDY brings together the best minds and innovative thinkers in Australia and Indonesia with the aim of growing and strengthening bilateral relationships. We are incredibly optimistic about the opportunities that exist for individuals, businesses as well as at the government level and are proud to be a part of this initiative.”

telkomtelstra and Telstra will be involved in other parts of the program through a panel “Searching for Growth: The new economy” featuring Jamie Camidge, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, from Telstra’s accelerator muru-D and a special event in Jakarta with Erik Meijer, President Director of telkomtelstra.

CAUSINDY welcomes telkomtelstra and Telstra to Bali in 2016, and looks forward to working with them across a number of events in the lead up to and during the conference.


Telkomtelstra is an end-to-end managed solutions provider committed to empowering enterprises in Indonesia. We aim to solve our customers’ business challenges, by helping them to optimise, grow and transform their businesses through our managed ICT solutions.

Telkomtelstra is a joint venture between PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom Indonesia), Indonesia’s largest telecommunications operator, and Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra Australia), a regional leader in enterprise services. Leveraging the strengths of both Telkom Indonesia and Telstra, we bring an unparalleled combination of deep local market expertise and global managed solutions experience.

2016 Delegates Announced!

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Today, the CAUSINDY team are excited to announce the thirty delegates who will be joining us for our fifth conference, being held in Bali this year.

The Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth is proud to work with partners including the Northern Territory Government and UTS: In search.

This year’s delegate group is one of our most diverse yet, bringing together young leaders in fields from law, communications and journalism to academia and public policy. The number and depth of applications this year was larger than ever.

Meet this year’s delegates from Indonesia and Australia.

In 2016, delegates will be directly engaging with the future of the relationship, under the theme Sustaining the Relationship. The conference program will include panel discussions, social and networking events around Bali.

Stay tuned for more news on the conference program.

PPIA partners with CAUSINDY 2016

UnknownFor the second year in a row, we are delighted to have (PPIA) Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia Australia) as a partner of CAUSINDY. PPIA, one of the biggest Indonesian students associations in the world, was established in Canberra in 1981. It supports Indonesian students in Australia by  offering a platform to expand their skills and improve their competencies while staying true to their Indonesian identity.

ANU Announced as a Minor Sponsor of CAUSINDY 2016


CAUSINDY is very pleased to welcome back The Australian National University (ANU) as a Minor Sponsor of CAUSINDY 2016. ANU is widely recognised as a leading place of research, undergraduate and postgraduate education, and policy engagement. Given the Australian National University’s reputation as a centre for excellence in Indonesian teaching and research – both domestically and abroad – we are excited to partner again for 2016. This year, we are particularly excited to have Greg Fealy, Associate Professor in Indonesian Politics at the ANU, join us again as a speaker.

CAUSINDY has greatly appreciated the support of ANU since CAUSINDY 2013, which was held at the University’s campus in Canberra. We thank ANU again for their support of CAUSINDY 2016 and look forward to working with ANU in the lead up to and at the conference. 

Causindy Welcomes the Australian Embassy Jakarta and Australia Awards as a Sponsor


CAUSINDY is pleased to announce that the Australian Embassy Jakarta – through the Australia Awards in Indonesia program – will be supporting the conference again as a Sponsor in 2016.

Australia Awards in Indonesia is the largest and longest running scholarships program offered by the Australian Government to any partner country. Since the 1950s Australian Government scholarships have offered the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Over the past decade around 4,000 Indonesians have received an Australia Awards scholarship.

The Australian Embassy Jakarta is expanding its engagement with Australian alumni who have returned to Indonesia, including those that have self-funded their study.

CAUSINDY is proud to partner with an organisation that has such a strong involvement in developing people-to people links between Australia and Indonesia and is excited to welcome Australian Alumni – including this year’s delegates – to the conference.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth becomes Minor Sponsor of CAUSINDY


CAUSINDY is delighted to announce that for the fourth year in a row, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, one of Australia’s leading independent law firms, will be returning to support this year’s conference as a Minor Sponsor. Corrs is committed to forging strong partnerships throughout our region, and in the process driving economic engagement between Asia and Australia.

Corrs has a variety of initiatives to drive such partnerships. In 2013, Corrs joined with ANU to create an Asian Engagement Series designed to equip business executives with the knowledge they need to capitalise on emerging Asian markets. Corrs also has a wide range of partner law firms and international secondment destinations throughout the region, including in Jakarta.

We thank Corrs for their ongoing support and look forward to working together in Bali in a few months time.