Written by KabarOZ Contributor, Namira Putri
Last Sunday (24/11/19) the Consulate General of Indonesia for Sydney, Mr Heru Hartanto Subolo, visited Brisbane, accompanied by two consuls from Sydney, Wita Purnamasari and Hermanus Dimara.
It was a short visit to discuss the collaboration with Indonesian community organisations in Brisbane, Gold Coast and surrounding areas to encourage Indonesians living in Queensland to use the new portal for self-report called “Peduli WNI”. The meeting was enthusiastically attended by leaders and representatives from various Indonesian community/youth/religious/students organisations in Queensland.
It is highly encouraged for Indonesian citizen who just moved abroad to do the self-report, the idea is to maximise the protection of Indonesians abroad by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Indonesia in anticipation of an emergency situation.
“With working areas cover 47 percent of the total area of Australia, there is always a limit for Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Sydney when it comes to reach out or protect every Indonesians living across New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia,” said Mr Heru Subolo, implying that the portal should be able to eliminate this geographic challenge.
The “Peduli WNI” self-report portal, peduliwni.kemlu.go.id, was officially launched by Indonesian President, Mr Joko Widodo, back in 2018. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Indonesia believes this may be a breakthrough in the way it serves and protects every Indonesians abroad. The self-report portal is integrated with the other key portals, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Indonesia, Indonesian Directorate General of Immigration, and Indonesian Ministry of Manpower. “Peduli WNI” portal is expected to be fully effective in 2020.
So, have you done self-report?
For further information on self-report portal go to https://kemlu.go.id/sydney/id.