ACU engages with Indonesia
Published: Wednesday 24th June 2015
Dr Dina Afrianti said the conference was an opportunity for ACU to engage with the world’s largest Muslim population and Australia’s closest neighbour, Indonesia, in promoting social values of the rights of people with disability to education.
Dr. Afrianty said the conference introduced ACU’s IRPS, our work and our research agenda to Indonesian academics, universities and international organisations.
“Co-operation between Australia and Indonesia in this area is a tangible example of our joint commitment to the rights of people with disabilities, in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which both our countries have ratified,” he added.
The conference is funded by the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Justice, a bilateral co-operation program between the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), aimed at assisting Indonesian people to access justice and combat corruption.
The conference was also supported by Garuda Indonesia, which provided two return airfares for the Australian speakers: Dr Karen Soldatic (UNSW) and Dr Mary Gallagher (ACU Canberra).