Indonesia’s Fiscal Reform: A Milestone
Tio Novita Efriani is an Australia Partnership Scholarship alumni from the 2006 intake. For her, being awarded an Australia Partnership Scholarship was a culmination of years of hard work. “I had attempted to apply for an Australian Development Scholarship in 2004, however, the Department of Treasury only had a limited number allocated for this scholarship,” Tio said. She made the reserve list. Tio tried again for an Australia Partnership Scholarship several years later and this time was granted the scholarship. Tio went on to obtain a Master’s in Governance and Public Policy from the University of Queensland.
Valuing Experience in Australia and Giving Back
Sudarto has served as Head of Sub Directory Business Process Transformation at the Directorate General of Treasury since January 2009. He also serves as part time lecturer on Public Finance for the Magister Accounting Program at the prestigious University of Indonesia. Prior to 2004, Sudarto was lecturer at the Economics Higher Education Institution of Trisakti (STIE Trisakti, Jakarta) and the Economics Higher Education Institution of Indonesia (Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi Indonesia, STIEI, Jakarta) and was also a budget planner at the Ministry of Finance.
Never too Young to Start on Something Big
Gerrits P. Tampubolon serves as Section Chief of Tax Treaty for Asia Pacific Region at the Directorate General of Tax. This is quite an accomplishemnt, considering Gerrits is only 31 years old. Despite his young age, Gerrits is trusted to concept, review and revise rules and regulation as well as managerial matters pertaining his section.
From Statistician to Web Administrator
Trijatmiko currently serves as staff at the Ministry of Forestry in Jakarta. He first heard of the Australian Development Scholarship from the human resources department at his institution. “The Head of Section was very supportive and encouraged all the younger staff to apply for the scholarship. The institution even paid for the required TOEFL test for those who applied,” Trijatmiko recalled. Out of 20 who applied within the Ministry, five were selected – including Trijatmiko.
Deazy Rachmi Trisatya currently serves as staff under the Directorate of Forest Management Unit and Forest Estate Utilization Arrangement at the Ministry of Forestry. Upon completing her undergraduate degree in 2003, Deazy applied for both work and scholarship. “In December that year, I found out that I was both accepted for the job and for an Australian Development Scholarship,” Deazy recalled. “AusAID was understanding and gave me permission to defer my postgraduate for one year since I had to attend a series of training to obtain full-time civil servant status at the Ministry of Forestry,” Deazy added. She was stationed in Manado and upon her return was transferred to the central office in Jakarta in July 2008.
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