Feb 20, 2017 Last Updated 7:31 AM, Feb 20, 2017

Vision and Mission

Our Vision

IRIP understands that:

  1. All human beings have the right to live free from poverty, violence and political oppression, gender, racial and other forms of discrimination, and in conditions of environmental sustainability;
  2. Many citizens of Indonesia have long struggled to achieve peace, economic justice, human rights, equality, democracy and environmental sustainability, often in the face of great domestic obstacles and international isolation;
  3. Citizens of wealthy countries like Australia have global social responsibilities to understand and assist the struggles of those in poorer countries;
  4. Due to our geographic proximity, citizens of Australia have a particular responsibility to understand and assist our Indonesian neighbours in their struggles;
  5. That a primary obstacle to mutual understanding and support between the peoples of Australia and Indonesia is lack of information and mutual understanding;
  6. That better understanding between the two peoples is possible, and that such understanding can assist communities and citizens to act together to transform and improve their societies.

Our Mission

IRIP’s primary mission is to encourage greater international understanding of Indonesia and Indonesians, in particular amongst Australians. We aim to raise awareness about the diversity of Indonesian society, and about the struggles of those Indonesians who aim to achieve greater democracy, human rights, gender and racial equality, tolerance and environmental sustainability.

A primary means by which we pursue the aim education and awareness-raising is by publication of the magazine Inside Indonesia. We do not view education and awareness-raising as ends in themselves. IRIP’s greater aim is to encourage Australians, Indonesians and others to reflect on the issues confronting Indonesia, and on the Australian-Indonesian relationship, and take action to:

  • promote mutual cooperation and understanding between the peoples of Indonesia and Australia.
  • support the struggles of those Indonesians who are aiming to improve their society.
  • promote international awareness of the issues facing the Indonesian people today

Latest Articles

A drink for humanity

Feb 20, 2017 - Pat Walsh

Human rights activist Putu Oka Sukanta. (Credit: Herb Feith Foundation)

Honouring Indonesian activist Putu Oka Sukanta for humanity

Falling through the cracks

Feb 13, 2017 - Sandeep Nanwani and Clara Siagian

The strict requirements of the Family Card registration system make it hard for many Indonesians to access JKN. (Credit: Clara Siagian)

The JKN or the National Health Insurance is failing Indonesia’s most vulnerable

Review: The future of dance is underwater

Feb 06, 2017 - Natali Pearson

Balabala's five dancers thank the 2017 Sydney Festival audience. (Credit: Natali Pearson)

Natali Pearson reviews two powerful dance works by Eko Supriyanto currently touring internationally

Safe water at a premium

Jan 16, 2017 - RA Koesoemo Roekmi

Home-delivered gallons of drinking water. (Credit: Ikhlasul Amal)

The UN’s claim that 87 per cent of Indonesians have access to safe drinking water seems exaggerated

In the name of food security

Jan 09, 2017 - Emirza Adi Syailendra

A banner in front of a military outpost in Langkahan village, North Aceh. The banner reads ‘Together with the people the TNI will be stronger’. Emirza Adi Syailendra

The army’s over-immersion in civilian affairs is being encouraged by its role in food security projects

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Readers said:

  • Falling through the cracks
    Ari - 17 Feb
    Thanks for bringing to light the stories of Noni, Anom and those people like them. It shows why we need systemic policies, rather than ad hoc aid ...
     
  • Falling through the cracks
    sharyn davies - 15 Feb
    Great article!
     
  • An urgent need for Environmental Education
    Lizza Zaen - 14 Feb
    Good article, if everyone from various circle would have to read this article, I'm sure they will be more understand about how to keep their environment.
     
  • Politics of the Indonesian city
    Stefan Eix - 14 Feb
    Managerial approaches tackle the issues - does Mr. Kusno prefer the waffling marathons of old times leading to no changes and behind=the-doors agreements ...

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