The future beyond SBY

Griffith Asia Institute
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Until recently, Australia-Indonesia relations were seen as being at historic highs under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. However, after ten years in power the Indonesian constitution prevents the man known as SBY from serving another term in the top job. Australia’s diplomatic relationship with Indonesia has gone worse following the revelations about Australian spying on the President […]

Sri Lanka rejects UN inquiry into war crimes allegations

Griffith Asia Institute
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The Sri Lankan government has condemned a proposed UN inquiry into alleged war crimes at the end of the country’s civil war in 2009. Gordon Weiss, from the Griffith Asia Institute, was interviewed about the situation for SBS World News Radio. Mr Weiss was the UN spokesman in Sri Lanka during the final stages of the civil […]

Brush up on your conducting skills

Queensland Conservatorium
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Queensland Conservatorium, in partnership with Open Conservatorium and Besson and Brass Music Specialists, is excited to present the Robert Childs Conducting Course this April. Dr Robert Childs was recently appointed as Principal Conductor and Director of Music of the world famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band, as well as being the Brass Band Conductor, Educator and Director […]

New book released: Energy Security in Japan

Griffith Asia Institute
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Griffith Asia Institute Featured Publication Purchase the book from Ashgate press For a country already uneasy about energy security, the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which caused a nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, turned pre-existing Japanese concern about the availability of energy into outright anxiety. The subsequent closure of many nuclear reactors meant […]