RI Consulate General in Melbourne Appreciates Cabinet Secretariat – Australia on Government Translators Training
Date 2 November 2017
The Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in Melbourne, Australia, Dewi Savitri Wahab, appreciated the cooperation between Cabinet Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia and the Australian Government, especially Monash University, for a translation training program of the 12 Functional Officials of Indonesian Government Translators.
Consul General Dewi hopes this training can create reliable translators and interpreters, and make the translators and interpreters aware of the issues that develop in the field.
“An interpreter must have a political sensitive when asked to translate strategic issues,” Dewi said when receiving Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Cabinet Work Support, Yuli Harsono, and delegates in her office in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday (31/10).
After being received by the Indonesian Consulate General in Melbourne, on Wednesday (1/11), Deputy Yuli and delegates held a meeting with the 12 participants. The meetings were held in the form of discussions regarding the evaluation of the training as well as improving the management of Functional Position of Translator in the future.
One of the participants, Filmon Leornard of the Ministry of Communications and Information, thanked the Cabinet Secretariat for the opportunity given to them to join the training. “I representing all participants would like to say thank you, hopefully this training can continue in the future and the curriculum is added,” he said.
As many as 12 Functional Officials of Indonesian Government translators from a total of 8 Central and Local Government agencies have taken a translation training program under the theme of “Developing Translating and Interpreting Services for Improved Governance in Indonesia” at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, from 25 September to 3 November 2017.
This training program is the result of cooperation between the Cabinet Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia, the Australian Embassy, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. (DAN/ES) (MUR/YM/Naster).