AIBC QLD Webinar: On the Ground - An informal discussion with colleagues from Indonesia

AEDT : 30 Sep 2020 (4:00 pm - 5:00 pm) GMT+10:00
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AIBC Qld Webinar:

On the Ground - an informal discussion with

colleagues from Indonesia



Dear Members and Friends,

Want to get a first-hand insight into the current situation in Indonesia? Looking for reliable information on how Indonesians are coping with the Coronavirus pandemic? Want to know how businesspeople in Indonesia view the current situation – and the future?

Then join us for an "On the Ground" - a monthly informal after-work catch up with colleagues based in Jakarta, to discuss the local situation as they are seeing it.

Our guests this month will be two Australians with a vast experience of living and working in Indonesia.

  • Amelia Lemondhi is a NAATI-certified professional Indonesian<>English interpreter and translator. She has interpreted on numerous occasions for high-level bilateral meetings and visits, where she worked alongside officials such as Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. In addition, she has provided translating services to a range of government departments and private organisations. She has particularly strong insight into the Australian-Indonesian bilateral relationship, having worked across areas of bilateral concern including immigration, security, legal, fisheries, agriculture and governance, among others.

    Since March 2013 Amelia has been the General Manager of indospeak, a Sydney-based company which she founded and which provides translation, remote and onsite simultaneous and consecutive interpreting, and subtitling services for a range of clients in the public and private sectors across a diverse range of topics, including politics, security, legal and economic issues, as well as people smuggling, immigration, health and religion. Resident in Jakarta since 2018, Amelia and her husband established PT Indospeak Swara Nusantara in early 2019.

    Amelia holds a BA degree with First Class Honours in Indonesian and Malay Studies (University of Sydney) and an MA in Interpreting & Translation Studies from UNSW. She holds Professional (Level 3) Accreditation as a translator and an interpreter between the Indonesian and English languages, from the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).


  • Kevin Evans has been a student of Southeast Asia in general and Indonesia in particular for 35 years, having graduated in Modern Asian Studies at Griffith University. During the almost 30 years he has lived in Indonesia he has worked variously as a diplomat, stock broker, academic and NGO activist. He is currently Indonesia Director of the Australia Indonesia Centre.

    With the onset of political reform in Indonesia in 1998 he became engaged in a wide range of governance reform issues including constitutional reform, civil service reform, electoral, parliamentary and political party reform and decentralisation. Initially he worked inside the presidential team that drafted the first post-Soeharto-era laws, which promoted the democratisation of the political system. Later, he lived for four years in Aceh working on post-tsunami reconstruction with government ministers to create policies and lead institutions focused on corruption prevention. Prior to joining the Australia-Indonesia Centre, Kevin worked closely with the President’s Delivery Unit, UKP4, advising on a number of environmental governance programs.

    Kevin was posted by the UN to Afghanistan during 2002-2003 to assist develop new commissions governing the civil service human rights, elections, the judicial system and constitutional reform. He has also been engaged in supporting reforms to election and counter-corruption systems in Egypt, East Timor, Fiji and Turkey.

    Kevin’s interest in electoral politics has led him to develop his own website,  that transforms Indonesian election results into colourful charts, tables and maps, together with research and other writing.


  • Colin Brown - AIBC Qld

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We look forward to welcoming members and guests to this event.


Paul Martins