The Asia Education Foundation has released a pre-budget submission calling for funding of Asian languages

Kerem Doruk
Updated February 27 2023 - 2:50pm, first published 5:30am
Matilda Jenkins and Una Dee are part of a new generation of young Australians leading engagement with Indonesia our closest neighbour. Picture by James Croucher
Matilda Jenkins and Una Dee are part of a new generation of young Australians leading engagement with Indonesia our closest neighbour. Picture by James Croucher

Australia's closest international neighbour is only a three-hour boat ride from Darwin however less than 1 per cent of ACT college students are learning the Indonesian language, with opportunities to take up such studies diminishing each year.

Kerem Doruk

Kerem Doruk

Journalist

Kerem Doruk joined the Canberra Times in 2023. He covers local stories in the national capital. You can email story ideas or tips to Kerem at kerem.doruk@austcommunitymedia.com.au