In the news
- Indonesian Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi will sign a cooperation agreement on transportation between Indonesia and Australia, and discussed adding more flights between two countries.
- Indonesian artist Maryanto’s latest exhibition, Pandora’s Box, is a symbol for people to think again about the environment. Check out his interview with The Australian as he makes an impact in Adelaide’s OzAsia Festival.
- Why do Indonesian women wear the hijab when they don’t have to? ABC Indonesia Correspondent Samantha Hawley sat down with a fashion designer, Islamic cleric, and the daughter of late Indonesian president to get their insights.
- Enjoy the taste of Indonesia at the upcoming Spring Festival in Araluen Botanic Park in Perth through food, traditional performances, and many more from 30 September – 1 October. Read more on The Jakarta Post’s story here.
On the blog
- Are Indonesians really not interested in reading or do they not have enough opportunities to read? Lukman Solihin from Ministry of Education and Culture takes a closer look on how library conditions, access to books, and reader communities affect reading interests (originally published on The Conversation).
- Canberra, 22 September – Join AIYA ACT and ISA for Economic Panel discussion tonight! Find out more here on how you can get involved.
- Melbourne, 25 September – Attend AIYA VIC’s upcoming Basa Basi: Women on the Media event, feat. Dr. Nasya Bahfen, Yani Lauwoie & Jenny Henderson.
- Canberra, 26 September – AIYA ACT AGM is happening! See Opportunities section below for more details.
- Brisbane, 28 September – AIYA QLD hosts an Indonesia Opportunities Networking Event. Save the date for this one!
- Melbourne, 30 September – AIYA VIC hosts a BBQ to celebrate AFL Grand Final Day. Nongkrong yuk!
- Sydney, 6 October – Attend Sydney Southeast Asia Centre’s ASEAN Forum with this year’s theme of Women in ASEAN.
- Perth, 14 October – Come to the biggest Indonesian cultural event in WA, Kreasi Indonesia – the Spirit of Garuda where you can enjoy tasty Indonesian food, music, dance, and musical drama!
- Melbourne, Yogyakarta, Adelaide, Jakarta, Denpasar, Brisbane, Darwin, Sydney, 27 September – 7 November – Don’t miss out the upcoming ReelOzInd’s Australia – Indonesia Short Film Festival screenings in select cities across Australia and Indonesia.
- JOIN AIYA NATIONAL! The AIYA National AGM is coming up on 5 November 2017. We are taking applications until 6 October 2017 for the roles of National President, Director of Operations and Director of Partnerships and Membership.
- Join the AIYA ACT executive committee at their upcoming AGM on 26 September! Nominate yourself for a position to help lead one of AIYA’s most active chapters.
- The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) is seeking expressions of interest from artists, producers and festival and venue programmers in the music and dance fields to participate in the 2017 Performing Arts Tour of Indonesia by today at 5 PM.
- AIYEP 2017 – Applications are now open for the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) 2017/2018. This core program within the Australia Indonesia Institute is now in its 36th year!
- WEA will be offering Bahasa Indonesia Beginners Courses, best for students with no previous knowledge of the language and who wish to learn the language for business travel or everyday use. Courses commence 9 October.
- Asialink Arts are inviting proposals from Australian and Indonesian writers for their Tulis 2018 Writing Exchange program.
- Do you know anyone who have made significant contributions to Indonesians and Australian communities? Australia Indonesia Awards are accepting nominations on food, fashion/leisure, and research until 31 October.
- Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.