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Lindley Edwards’ article on the relevance of poetry to business published in the December 2017 edition of Boss Magazine

Poetry is as relevant to business as it is to life, with its power to help us accept challenges and come up with creative solutions. I have long been a student of poetry, as I find it provides wisdom to live by, opens up possibilities and provides innovative ways of seeing as well as experiencing. […]

AIBC NSW Co-hosts Networking Event for Indonesian Young Tech Entrepreneurs under the Australia Award Fellowships Program

Tuesday evening 21st March in Sydney felt like a typical evening in Indonesia with thunderstorms, torrential rain and high humidity. Most of the 120 registered guests braved the conditions and gathered at King St Brewery, Darling Harbour. The event was co-hosted with QUT who are partners with the Commonwealth Government Australia Awards and Tech Training […]

Parliamentary Review into Trade and Investment Relations between Australia and Indonesia February 2017.

SUBMISSION BY MICHAEL FAY DIRECTOR and HEAD OF EDUCATION SERVICES AFG VENTURE GROUP CHAIR AUSTRALIA INDONESIA BUSINESS COUNCIL NSW Australia’s existing trade and investment relationships with Indonesia History: In framing our trading relationship with Indonesia it would be helpful, at an official level and in a symbolic way, to recognise the pre European history of […]

Portfolio Investment in Asia 2017

Selected stock exchanges in South East Asia have been developed to a point where they are attractive to both local and foreign investors, further, the introduction of the Asean Exchanges has ensured there is a network of brokers and advisors which have pan-Asean understanding and have the ability to operate at the cross border level. […]


There have been many comments in relation to the operating costs in Asia and how much lower they are when compared to Australian costs. The commentary usually revolves around the cost of labour, and the “need” to reduce that cost. This analysis clearly shows that while labour costs are a factor, the major factor is […]