In the news
- Court cases related to the controversial Bank Century bailout have begun, with some minor bombshells in the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)’s evidence.
- At the Lowy Interpreter, Joanne Sharp’s terrific series on the Indonesian middle class continues, and Gary Hogan has an interesting piece about Indonesian elites’ personal connections to Australia.
- The Jakarta Globe looks at the ‘battle for Jakarta’s sidewalks’.
- ANU’s Jim Fox has a worrying report about how overuse of pesticides is threatening rice crops in Java.
- Indonesia’s consul in WA tells ABC Radio that Indonesia is hungry for more Australian investment in his country’s cattle industry.
- Reuters reports on the behind-the-scenes power of former president Megawati Soekarnoputri.
On the blog
- AIYA’s Tim Graham chatted with Asialink Arts Residency winner Katie Lee about her own engagement with the arts in Indonesia.
- Tim Flicker reminds Australia that Indonesia has bigger things to worry about than Australian domestic issues.
- In our latest video from CAUSINDY 2013, Kirsten Sayers, former Australian investment commissioner to ASEAN and CEO of humanitarian agency RedR Australia, speaks to delegates about education, trade, and humanitarian aid.
- ABC correspondent Helen Brown (@HBrown10) reports on Indonesia’s efforts to get more women into politics.
Events and opportunities
- At the AIYA Job Board, we’ve got some great new Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) assignments.
- Got a few minutes to spare? Monash honours student Kathryn McMorrow has an online survey about business students’ attitudes towards intercultural communication—help her out!