Australia Indonesia Awards


Nomination and Selection



Nominations have now closed as of 30 June 2021. Nominations are made online via Google Forms. Anyone can nominate a person for an award. In addition to selecting the particular category, and providing contact details of the person nominating, the person being nominated, and any person who could provide a reference, the form requires a response to 3 main questions:

• Tell us about your nominee:
• In what ways have they demonstrated commitment to Australia Indonesia relationships?
• In what ways could they be a role model for others?

It is recommended that responses to these questions be drafted beforehand and then pasted into the nomination form.


Selection Panel

Nominations will be reviewed and finalists selected by an independent Selection Panel chaired by Mr Bill Farmer a former Ambassador to Indonesia.




Bill Farmer is a former senior public servant and diplomat. He served in a number of diplomatic missions, including as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador to Mexico and the Central American Republics, High Commissioner in Papua New Guinea and in Malaysia, and, from 2005 to 2010, Ambassador to Indonesia. In addition to service in senior positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, he was Secretary of Departments dealing with immigration, multicultural affairs and indigenous affairs between 1998 and 2005. Since 2010, he has undertaken a number of independent reviews for government, including of the Australian aid program, the Australian livestock export industry and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. ”


Noke’s business experience as an executive covers the electric industry, oleochemical industry and mining. Since 2006 he has had his own consultancy (Kiroyan Partners) assisting clients in dealing with reputational, social and communication issues. His other corporate roles are Commissioner (non-executive director) of gold mining company PT Agincourt Resources and PT Bis Industries, subsidiary of the similarly named Perth-based company, as well as member of the Advisory Boards of Coca Cola Amatil Indonesia and Bain & Company.
He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KADIN Indonesia), Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – Indonesia, Trustee of the United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO), Vice Chairman of the Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia, member of the Council of Experts of the Indonesian Public Relations Association (PERHUMAS), Advisor to the Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Economic Governance (AIPEG) and National Chairman of the Indonesian Chapter of Junior Achievement Worldwide. He was previously involved with the APEC Business Advisory Council representing Indonesia, the Board of Trustees of the Bandung Institute of Technology, The Nature Conservancy, Indonesia Business Links and the Fulbright Program in Indonesia. He served three terms as President of the Indonesian-Australian Business Council (IABC) and is currently an Advisor to the board.


Jeff’s career includes extensive experience in consulting, working with governments, in healthcare and in ICT. During this time, he has gained significant knowledge and skills as a result of experience in a range of professional, executive management and governance positions.

Jeff is a Fellow and a Certified Health Executive of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). He is also a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Amongst other roles, Jeff served as a Member of the District Health Council (effectively the Board) of the Royal Women’s Hospital (RWH) in Brisbane, and then as the Chairman of Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) after the two hospitals were merged. These were appointments of the Queensland Minister for Health.

Jeff owns a healthcare consulting company (JP Consulting) that specialises in Digital Health, having provided services through it since 1994. He is the Chairman of AIBC’s Healthcare Committee (announcement) and serves on the Queensland Branch Council of the ACHSM (link). Further information is available on his LinkedIn page.


Novi Djenar is Associate Professor and Chair of the Indonesian Studies Department at the University of Sydney. She has research interests in topics related to youth language practices, the stylistics of Indonesian fiction, person reference and language and place. Her work on Indonesian youth language practices in teen fiction and conversation examines the ways in which young people’s practices are connected to those in wider society and contribute to changes in the Indonesian language. Novi’s research on language and place draws on interactional sociolinguistics and phenomenological approaches to place to show how meanings of place emerge ‘fleetingly’ as people engage in ordinary talk.