AIBC SA: Contemporary Legal Issues in the Australia-Indonesia Relationship

5 Mar 2018 (4:15 pm - 5:30 pm)
UniSA School of Law
UniSA City West Campus, Law Building
Level 2, Room 17 (LB2-17) (access via Hindley Street)
AIBC Members Free | Non-Member Price Free

AIBC SA invite our Members and Guests to an upcoming event featuring Professor Tim Lindsey, Ms Nicola Colbran and AIBC's SA Chair - Jim McMillan.

  • Professor Tim Lindsey is Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society at the Melbourne Law School. A specialist in a wide range of aspects of Indonesian law, he holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Letters from the University of Melbourne and completed his PhD thesis in Indonesian studies. He teaches and researches many different areas of Indonesian law, as well as shari'a (Islamic law) in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

Tim's presentation will focus on "Why the bilateral relationship between Indonesia and Australia is so conflict-prone, with a focus on legal issues in the relationship."

  • Ms Nicola Colbran is the District Registrar for South Australia and the Northern Territory at the Federal Court of Australia.  She has an Asian Studies (Hons)/Law (Hons) degree from the Australian National University and a Master in Public International Law (cum laude) from Leiden University.  She has written three theses on Indonesian law and studied law and arts at Gadjah Mada University.  Nicola was previously the legal advisor in the Indonesia Program at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and the Director of AusAID's Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Justice.

Nicola's presentation will centre on “Public Private Partnerships: Just too Conflict Prone?”

  • Jim McMillan is a barrister practising primarily in tax law.  He is an experienced tax consultant and advisor, and in a career spanning 35 years he has worked in tax policy and legislation development, tax accounting practice, and as both a solicitor and barrister.  He was a tax partner with PwC for 14 years, including 4 years in that firm’s Jakarta office, where his focus was on Indonesian inbound investment and M&A work.  He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of South Australia, and his research interests relate to Indonesian tax audit law and practice.

Jim's presentation will provide a brief Overview of the Indonesian legal system in practice.

Please note:  Attendance at this seminar may entitle legal practitioners to recognition for 1.0 MCPD units.

AIBC SA look forward to welcoming you to this event and would like to thank UniSA for their support:


Jim McMillan