It should be natural that Indonesia and Australia have a strong cooperation as close neighbours. Geographic proximity, however, does not always guarantee this. The Jakarta Globe reports that the bilateral relationship has been the best under President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
The ambition to achieve what Indonesians call kedaulatan pangan (food self-sufficiency) plays an outsized role in the country’s political imagination. As Jokowi turns his mind to the policy challenges, it is time to reform the country’s food policy.
Forest degradation is one of many Indonesia’s environmental challenges. How has the Joko Widodo government responded with environmental politics? Dr Jemma Purdey explores these issues with Professor Suraya Affif, from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Indonesia in the latest Talking Indonesia podcast.
The First Australians were among the world’s earliest great ocean explorers. A recent study shows that island-hopping route through Indonesia is the most likely.
700,000 children in Indonesia need palliative care, but only less than 1 percent receive it. Read the story of Ana Oktrariana, an Australian-trained who helps to ease the pain of Jakarta’s terminally ill children.
Netizens from Indonesia and Malaysia expressed outrage at the judges of Masterchef UK, saying that the Malaysian contestant was eliminated over what the judges thought that rendang was supposed to be crispy.
Sydney 3 – 26 April – Visit Fountain Court at Parliament House to check out Jesslyn Putri Imelda’s painting exhibition this month! With the theme of The World, Through Colours, Jesslyn’s work showcasing Indonesia can be seen from 9 am – 5 pm.
Melbourne, 26 April – 2 May – The annual Indonesian Film Festival returns, with some of the biggest films of the past year. Get your tickets now to Pengabdi Setan, Marina the Murderer in Four Acts, Banda and more!
Join AIYA Jakarta! AIYA Jakarta is looking to fill the roles of Events Officer, Membership and Partnerships Officer, Treasurer and Secretary, Communications Officer, and General Committee Member at its upcoming AGM in April. If you would like to be part of the AIYA Jakarta team, please send a one-page expression of interest and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss out Australian Indonesian Association of Victoria’s Term 2 Bahasa Indonesia Language Classes! Take advantage of their early bird offer of 10% discount by signing up online before tomorrow, 7 April.
Australia Awards in Indonesia is pleased to announce that applications for Australia Awards Scholarships are now open until 30 April. The scholarships provide opportunities for individuals to gain an internationally recognised master or doctoral qualification from an Australian university and have the chance to pursue a career that makes a difference.
Following the recent announcement of the retirement of ACICIS Founding Director, ACICIS Study Indonesia is inviting interested parties to enquire about the Consortium Director’s role that will be advertised through The University of Western Australia in the coming months. Click here for more information regarding the call for expressions of interest for the role.