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ADMINISTRATIVE OVERVIEW

Establishment

The Australia Indonesia Institute (AII) was established on 27 April 1989 under an Order-in-Council. It reports to the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Membership

Article 2(1) of the Order-in-Council establishing the Institute provides for the membership of a Chairperson, and not less than four and not more than 12 other members. On 30 June 2000, the Institute consisted of a Chairperson and nine other members. Members are appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister.

Remuneration

Members receive a sitting fee in line with the rate set by the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973, as amended, for part-time members of non-statutory bodies. Members are also entitled to reimbursement for travel and accommodation expenses incurred while on business as a member of the Institute.

Meetings

The board of the Australia Indonesia Institute met on three occasions during 1999–2000:

34th meeting: Canberra, 17 August 1999
35th meeting: Canberra, 30 November 1999 (Strategy meeting)
36th meeting: Bandung, 17 March 2000

Auditor's report

The Australian National Audit Office as part of its examination of the accounts of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade examines the financial affairs of the Institute.

Staffing

The Australia Indonesia Institute Secretariat is located in the Indonesia Section of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Staff who served with the Secretariat during the reporting period are listed below:

Ms Lorraine Barker, Director (January – December 1999)

Ms Indra McCormick, Director (December 1999 – December 2000)

Ms Angela Vary, Project Officer (July 1999 – August 2000)

The Secretariat liaises with the Counsellor (Cultural) at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Mr Gregson Edwards (until December 1999) and Mr Geoffrey Leach (from January 2000). Institute activities in Indonesia receive assistance from the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.

Trust fund

The Institute operates a trust fund under s.62A of the Audit Act 1901. The trust account allocation for 1999–2000 was $900 000.

Industrial democracy and workplace diversity

Secretariat staff are covered under the industrial democracy and workplace diversity provisions of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as well as the Department's Certified Agreement 1998–2000.

Freedom of information

In the reporting period the Institute did not receive any applications under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Contact details

AUSTRALIA
Australia Indonesia Institute
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The R G Casey Building
BARTON ACT 0221

(Postal address)
PO Box E8
KINGSTON ACT 2604
Telephone:
+61 2 6261 3821
+61 2 6261 3827
Facsimile: +61 2 6261 1743

Email: ausindonesia.institute@dfat.gov.au

Internet: www.dfat.gov.au/aii

INDONESIA
The Cultural Office
Australian Embassy
Jalan H R Rasuna Said Kav C 15-16
Jakarta Selatan 12940
JAKARTA INDONESIA

(Postal address)
Cultural Office
Indonesia Bag
Locked Bag 40
KINGSTON ACT 2604
Telephone: +62 21 522 7111, (Ext 745)
Facsimile: +62 21 522 7104

Email: geoffrey.leach@dfat.gov.au

 

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AUSTRALIA INDONESIA INSTITUTE ANNUAL REPORT 1999–2000

Home . Mission statement . Chairman's statement . Board membership . Media program . Youth and education program Arts and sport program . Commercial and the professions program . Civil society program . Administrative overview . Appendix A: Financial statements . Appendix B: Order-in-Council