The Australia Indonesia free trade agreement presents an opportunity to strengthen relations between the two countries, but is Australia ready? Melissa Crouch argues it is time to put Indonesian back on the priority list of languages to be studied in Australia.
Australia’s Indo-Pacific infrastructure
investment has seemed to be caught in a dilemma of choosing between the US
and China. But the contemporary market for infrastructure and connectivity
programs being put forth by governments in the region presents significant opportunities for
Last Wednesday, Indonesians went to the ballot
box. As Australians prepare for their upcoming election in May, read about
what things the two electoral systems have in common and how they differ
in Bahasa Indonesia and English (Originally published in The
Adelaide, 29 April – AIYA SA play futsal every Monday night at
Flinders Uni. Message them via the FB page if you’re keen to join in.
April – Indofest-Adelaide is a vibrant community festival celebrating all
things Indonesian. Hosted by Australia Indonesia Association SA (AIASA), Indofest-Adelaide is a day filled with music and
dance performances, food stalls, handicrafts and cooking demonstrations!
This is a day which is surely not to be missed – check out the promo video here.
Bandung, 27 April – AIYA Jawa Barat are providing the opportunity
to play some traditional Indonesian games! Head to Taman Balai Kota from
9.30 – 11.30am to get involved. More info available on AIYA JaBar’s instagram.
Canberra, 3 May – AIA is hosting a Trivia Night at the Kingston
Hotel starting from 6pm. The Trivia questions will cover both Australian and
Indonesian questions. Book now.
Kupang, 27 April – Come to AIYA East Indo-Kupang Language
Exchange at Aussie Banget Corner, Nusa Cendana University from
11am onwards. This week’s theme is tourism (pariwisata).
Melbourne, 1 May– Come to AIYA Vic’s LX every Wednesday at 6pm,
RMIT Building 80.
Melbourne, 30 April – Join AIYA Victoria for a post-Indonesian
election panel discussion ‘Basa Basi’ event at the Australia-Indonesia
Centre, Monash Caulfield. Please see their FB
event for more details.
Melbourne, 26 & 29 April
– Indonesia is poised to
dominate the digital economy in Southeast Asia by 2025. If you’re keen to
find out how Blibli.com, one of the local players in Indonesia will play
their part in this, attend one of two ‘Blitalk’ sessions being held in
Sydney (26 April) and Melbourne (29 April). Register your attendance now.
Sydney, 27 & 28 April – One of our very own AIYA members, Vania has
collaborated with fellow Indonesian artists in showcasing Peranakan
Culture and Diaspora. They are having their first exhibition on 27 &
28 April in Sydney and invite all to attend, particularly young
Indonesians with Peranakan (Chinese ancestry). Check out the flyer & website to learn more about The
Yogyakarta, 28 April – Feel like going for a jog? Join AIYA Yogya from 7am @ Wisdom Park, UGM for some early
Yogyakarta, 30 April – AIYA Yogya will host RRI
Pro 2 Futsal from 5 – 7pm every Tuesday. It is 15k for members
and 20k for non-members. Check out the video to see just how fun
futsal is! #YukOlahraga!
Yogyakarta, 1 May – Come along to AIYA Yogyakarta’s LX from 6.30PM @ AoA
Resto & Creative Space. Don’t miss the chance to ngobrol
Join AIYA National! We are currently taking expressions of
interest for the roles of AIYA National President and Treasurer. Are you keen to lead the next
stage of AIYA’s mission to facilitate and foster increased bilateral youth
engagement? This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the ongoing
success of AIYA. Please reach out to us if you have any questions about
the roles. Submissions due 6 May 2019.
Keen to finally
start learning Indonesian in Sydney? The WEA Indonesian Beginners
Course starts on Monday 29 April at 5.30pm. Courses take place in the
CBD close to the Town Hall station. WEA is the only non-profit
organisation that provides an Indonesian Beginners Course for Adults in
NSW. Enrol now!
Australia Awards Scholarships for Masters and PhD degrees close on 30 April
2019 at 11:59pm AEDT. If you dream about studying in Australia with a full
online here. Applicants must also complete an Additional Information for Online Application.
If you have any questions regarding the applications, please contact the
Australia Awards Office in Indonesia via WhatsApp +62 81289804911,
phone +62 21 5277648 or email. For further information, please click here.
The Attaché for Education and
Cultural Affairs have recently launched a “Speech and Folklore
Storytelling Competition for Bahasa Indonesia as Second Language (BISL)
Learner” for non-Indonesian or Melayu native speakers. Apply before 30
April 2019 here.
Deadline extended! Nominations for the
Australia Indonesia Awards are open until 30 April 2019. Name a
hardworking person you know who is committed to building
Australia-Indonesia relations in the following categories: Women’s Sport;
Technology and Training; and Arts and Entertainment. Nominate someone here.
The Provincial Government of East
Kalimantan has collaborated with Australia Awards in Indonesia,
Mulawarman University, and the University of Adelaide to provide a
Split-Site Master’s Scholarship Program for high school and vocational
school English teachers in East Kalimantan, for the academic year of
2019-2021. For more information on the scholarship’s procedures,
requirements, and timeline, click here. Applications close 17 May
The ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference 2019 in Cambridge,
England will be held on 6 July 2019, the theme for the ASEAN ERC 2019 is
‘Answers to Global Challenges – Sustainability’. Abstract submissions are due on 20 May
SSEAC Research Conference is calling for papers. The
conference provides a forum to bring together expertise on SE Asia from
University of Sydney postgraduate and the early career researchers
community. Submission deadline is Monday 27 May and conference will be
held 24 June 2019. Submit papers here and register now to attend.
The Indonesia Council Open Conference is calling for papers
and panel submissions. The conference will be held on 19 – 21
November 2019 at ANU. The deadline for submissions is 1 June, submit your
The New Colombo Plan
Scholarship Program provides opportunities for Australian
undergraduate students to undertake semester-based study and internships
or mentorships in 40 participating Indo-Pacific locations. Applications
from nominated students open on 16 July 2019 and close on 14 August 2019.
Eligible undergraduate students interested in the Scholarship Program are
advised to contact their international liaison office. Click here to learn more!