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Seminar on Australia-Indonesian relations

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15 October 1979 THE HON. ANDREW PEACOCK M.P.


The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Andrew Peacock, announced today that a high-level seminar on aspects of the Australian/Indonesian relationship, will be held in Canberra from 18-20 October. The seminar will be attended by a

number of Australian and Indonesian Parliamentarians, officials, academics, journalists and others with a close interest in the bilateral relationship and the region generally.

Mr Peacock said that the seminar would discuss Australian and Indonesian perceptions of the bilateral relationship and of the region generally. It would examine the outlook for both countries in the 1980s and the implications which any changes might have for the bilateral relationship.

The seminar is intended to become a regular event in the annual program of contacts between Australians and Indonesians across a broad spectrum of disciplines. The Minister hoped that by engaging in a frank and informal dialogue,

the participants would contribute to a greater understanding of each country1s attitudes towards the other, as well as to the domestic environments in which these attitudes are formulated.



Seminar Chairmans Sir Laurence McIntyre, CBE

Vice-Chairman: Professor J„D= Legge, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Monash University


Dr Juwono, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Indonesia

Mr Ali Alatas, Secretary to the Vice-President

Mr Sabam Siagian, Special Correspondent, Sinar Harapan

Mr Rachmat Vitoelar, Member of Indonesian Parliament

Mr Goenawan Mohamad, Editor of Tempo

Mr Harry Tjan, Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors, Centre for Strategic and International Studies

Professor Mohammad Sadli, Former Minister of Mines

Ir Aburizal Bakrie, Director of P.T. Bakrie and Brothers.

Drs Arsjad, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia

Dr Hilman Adil, Research Associate, National Institute of Economic and Social Research

Mr Ridwan Saidi, Member of Indonesian Parliament

Mr Soepari Tjokrohartono, Charge d'Affaires, Indonesian Embassy, Canberra


Senator J.P. Sim

Senator the Hon. K.S. Wreidt

Mr R.F. Shipton, M.P.

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Mr K. Fry, M„ Ρ»

Mr R.L. Harry, C B E , Director, Australian Institute of International Affairs

Professor H.W. Arndt, Professor of Economics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National ' University

Dr R„Jo O ’Neill, Head, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University

Dr ToB. Millar, Academic In Residence, Department of Foreign Affairs

Dr N. Viviani, Director, Centre for the Study of Australian-Asian Relations, Griffith University

Dr C.A Coppel, Chairman, Department of Indonesian and Malayan Studies, University of Melbourne

Mr I.G. Porteous, Assistant Director, International Division, National Trade and Industry Council

Representative of the Australian Council of Trade Unions

Mr Co Forbes, Foreign Editor, The Age

Mr P.B. Koch, Manager, ACT, Australian Broadcasting Commission

Mr P. Hastings, Associate Editor, Sydney Morning Herald

Mr To Krause, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, The Australian

Mr Peter Costigan, Chief Political Correspondent, Melbourne Herald

Mr JoR. Holdich, First Assistant Secretary, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Mr R.W. Furlonger, Director-General, Office of National Assessments

Mr M.E. Lyon, First Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs

Brigadier D.A. Drabsch, Deputy Chief of Operations, Army Office

Mr N.Ro Lind, Acting First Assistant Secretary, Department of Trade and Resources

Mr A.Go Thompson, Acting Assistant Secretary, Department of Defence