In the Media

2017

Bahasa Indonesia di Australia makin populer

Di Australia, termasuk di Ibu Kota Canberra, terdapat Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) yang didirikan anak-anak muda Australia yang berdedikasi, fasih berbahasa Indonesia dan sangat mencintai Indonesia.

Organisasi itu sebagai wadah berkreasi remaja Australia berusia 18-30 tahun dalam mempererat dan mempromosikan kerjasama antar pemuda Australia dan Indonesia, khususnya di bidang pendidikan, budaya, bahasa Indonesia dan dunia usaha. Hal ini selaras dengan moto mereka, yakni Connecting-Informing-Inspiring.

Antaranews.com, May 11

Alumni AIYA Motivasi Mahasiswa Makassar Kuliah di Australia

Alumni Australia Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) menyosialisasikan programnya kapada mahasiswa di Universitas Bosowa (Unibos), Rabu (3/5/2017) … AIYA bekerjasama dengan Himpunan Mahasiswa Hubungan Internasional (HIMAHI) Unibos tersebut juga sepenuhnya mendapat dukungan dari Consulate General Australia di Makassar.

Makassar Tribunnews.com, May 3

2016

Ketidakpahaman Budaya Masih Batasi Hubungan Australia Indonesia

Sebuah survei yang melibatkan anak-anak muda di Australia dan Indonesia menunjukkan adanya peningkatan hubungan antara kedua negara. Namun, ketidakpahaman budaya masih menjadi tantangannya.

Survei tersebut dilakukan terhadap 500 anak-anak muda Australia dan Indonesia oleh Asosiasi Pemuda Australia Indonesia (AIYA).

Menurut AIYA, survei ini menjadi ajang kesempatan anak muda di dua negara untuk menyuarakan pandangan mereka soal masalah-masalah dan kebijakan yang juga berdampak bagi anak muda dalam hubungan bilateral kedua negara.

Tribunnews.com, December 23

Remaja Adelaide Raih Penghargaan Bahasa Indonesia

Lazuli Chittleborough, remaja berusia 13 tahun asal Adelaide, Australia Selatan memenangkan penghargaan nasional berbahasa Indonesia di Australia. Minat untuk belajar bahasa Indonesia muncul setelah ia pernah tinggal di Medan dan bergaul dengan warga di sana selama tiga tahun.

National Australia Indonesia Language Awards, atau NAILA, adalah penghargaan tahunan yang diberikan bagi warga Australia yang telah belajar bahasa Indonesia untuk menunjukkan kemampuannya baik lewat pidato atau penampilan seni dan budaya.

Australia Plus ABC – detikNews, December 21

Viral: Australian Student Pens Epic, Award-Winning Rap Ballard About President Sukarno

A few “bules” have made headlines in Indonesia recently for their songs about our country, such as Norwegian citizen Audun Kvitland Røstad, who wrote a touching song about his love affair with nasi padang. The latest such song to get the spotlight comes from Australian university student Sally Andrews and it shows not just her appreciation for Indonesia but also her keen understanding of its language and history.

Andrews’ song, titled “Presiden Soekarno”, is an epic rap ballad about Indonesia’s first president and founding father, tracing his biography in lyrical form. It won the Wild Card Category in the 2016 National Australia Indonesia Language Awards for best original performance in Bahasa Indonesia by a non-native speaker and has since become a hit in Indonesia.

Coconuts Jakarta, December 1

Warga Adelaide Ini Kagum Keberagaman Indonesia

Di tahun 2016, Shanti Omodei-James baru saja lulus gelar ‘Honours’ dari Flinders University. Topik penelitiannya soal pluralisme dan dialog antar umat beragama di Indonesia. Apa pendapatnya soal pluralisme di Indonesia?

Gadis asal Adelaide yang akrab dipanggil Shanti memaparkannya dalam tayangan video pendek. Video ini juga ia kirimkan kepada pihak penyelenggara sebuah kompetisi berbahasa Indonesia, National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) 2016. Ia pun berhasil meraih penghargaan di kategori Tertiary Awardee.

Australia Plus ABC – detikNews, December 1

Presiden Jokowi Dijadwalkan Temui Warga RI di Sydney

Acara merupakan hasil kerjasama antara BPKM, KJRI Sydney, KBRI Canberra dengan dukungan para relawan yang berasal dari pelajar dan masyarakat Indonesia di Australia, termasuk anggota Asosiasi Pemuda Australia Indonesia (AIYA) di New South Wales.

Tribunnews.com, November 4

Pagelaran Gamelan Sambil Menikmati Rujak di Melbourne

Sudahkah pernahkah Anda makan rujak sambil mendengarkan musik gamelan. Mungkin pengalaman ini sudah biasa dirasakan di Indonesia, namun hari Senin (12/9/2016), bila Anda berada di Melbourne anda bisa mengalami kedua hal tersebut sekaligus.

Apa yang akan terjadi? Berikut penjelasan Yuniar Ponco Prananto, seorang mahasiswa Indonesia yang menyelesiakan pendidikan S3 di Monash University, akan tampil bersama Melbourne Community Gamelan di Uniting Church Hall Northcote di Melbourne.

Australia Plus ABC – detikNews, September 7

Siswa SMA di Canberra Rayakan Indonesia

Masa depan hubungan Australia-Indonesia bisa dikatakan cukup baik, setidaknya jika melihat siswa-siswa SMA di Canberra yang menunjukkan minat besar mereka dalam studi Bahasa Indonesia.

Dalam kegiatan Indonesia Day yang dilaksanakan Australia-Indonesia Youth Association ACT Chapter (AIYA ACT) pekan lalu, sekitar 170 siswa turut hadir merayakan Indonesia di kampus Australian National University (ANU).

Australia Plus ABC – detikNews, October 16

Kids play diplomatic games with Indonesia

Diplomats at the Australian embassy in Jakarta wanted to find a more fun and meaningful way to engage with Indonesians as part of their digital diplomacy efforts.

They developed the idea for a game in conjunction with Australia Indonesia Youth Association president Nicholas Mark, who has written a children’s book in Bahasa.

Mr Mark says it’s great to see DFAT recognising this kind of activity can also be diplomacy.

“If an Indonesian in Jogjakarta or north Sumatra is playing this, they’ll get that bit more familiar with Australia and it doesn’t seem so foreign,” Mr Mark told AAP.

News.com.au, June 7

Nongkrong Bareng Mahasiswa Australia Gunakan Bahasa Indonesia

Ruang Balai Kartini di Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia (KBRI) Canberra yang berkapasitas 300 orang dipenuhi oleh mahasiwa-mahasiswi Australia yang tergabung dalam Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) yang menggelar acara networking dan nongkrong bareng. Hadir juga dalam kesempatan tersebut pengurus Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia-Australia (PPIA) Canberra, para guru-guru Australia yang mengajar Bahasa Indonesia di berbagai sekolah negeri dan swasta di Canberra, Australian-Indonesian Language Schools Association (AILSA) hingga Presiden Australia-Indonesia Association (AIA) Canberra, Les Boag.

Pikiran Rakyat, 25 Maret

2015

Pemuda Australia-Indonesia Gelar “Ngongkrong” bersama di Canberra

Sekitar 100 pemuda-pemudi Australia dan Indonesia, hari Kamis (6/8/2015), mengadakan acara nongkrong bertajuk Australia-Indonesia Networking Evening di Balai Kartini, KBRI Canberra. Acara ini diselenggarakan oleh KBRI bekerjasama dengan Australia Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) Cabang Canberra.

ABC Radio Australia, August 7

A Bridge Over Troubled Water Between Indonesia and Australia

Nicholas Mark, president of the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA), too advocates for renewed efforts in creating person-to-person bonds to forge more productive channels of communication between Indonesia and Australia.

“We believe that one of the most important aspects of the bilateral relationship is the strength of the people-to-people links between youth,” Mark said on Thursday.
The Jakarta Globe, June 18

Pelajar Australia di NSW Belajar Buat Nasi Tumpeng

Bagaimana pelajar di negara bagian New South Wales membuat nasi tumpeng? Ada yang memasang lilin, dengan gunungan kecil, yang lainnya menaruh sambel di atas gunungan. Itulah yang terjadi di Sydney, Jumat (12/6/2015), dalam acara Indonesia Action yang dilakukan AIYA NSW.

AIYA atau Australia Indonesia Youth Association adalah perkumpulan para anak-anak muda Australia dan Indonesia untuk mempererat hubungan diantara mereka.
Metro TV, June 12

2014

Cheaper Bali holidays, but not better ties

The Australia-Indonesia Youth Association’s (AIYA) 2014 member survey of 500 young Australians and Indonesians found that the biggest barrier inhibiting more young people from travelling to either country was visa procedures.

Survey participants were not referring to tourist visas, but rather the cumbersome process for getting a visa to work and study in Indonesia for any length of time.
Jakarta Post, November 16

Todung Mulya Lubis: Terjadi Kebuntuan Komunikasi Politik di Indonesia

Hal tersebut dikatakan oleh Dr Todung Mulya Lubis di Melbourne hari Selasa (7/10/2014) dalam acara AIYA Basa Basi di Universitas Melbourne.

AIYA adalah Australia Indonesia Youth Association, perkumpulan para pemuda Australia Indonesia yang dibuat untuk menjadi wadah berkumpulnya para pemuda dari kedua negara.
Radio Australia, October 8

New Colombo scholarships for Indonesia seen as too generous

AIYA president Arjuna Dibley stressed that the survey found overwhelming support for the aim of the New Colombo study abroad plan.

One member described it as “one of the best ways to promote cross-cultural awareness as well as positive testimonies from either side about the other”.
The Australian, October 8

Todung Mulya Lubis: Terjadi Kebuntuan Komunikasi Politik di Indonesia

AIYA adalah Australia Indonesia Youth Association, perkumpulan para pemuda Australia Indonesia yang dibuat untuk menjadi wadah berkumpulnya para pemuda dari kedua negara.
Radio Australia, October 8

Pemuda Jangan Terpengaruh Bias Media

AIYA merupakan lembaga yang menghubungkan, menginformasikan, dan menginspirasi pemuda Australia dan Indonesia untuk belajar tentang diri sendiri dan negara mereka satu sama lain. Dengan kata lain, AIYA menjembatani kesenjangan antara pemuda kedua negara.
Okezone, March 26

2013

Interest in Indonesia

A youth conference takes on Australian ambivalence and ignorance about Indonesia.
Karen Barlow, October 21

Australians’ ignorance about Indonesia “disgracefully exploited”

Indonesia featured prominently in Australia’s election campaign and it is the foreign policy focus of the new Coalition Government in Canberra.
Karen Barlow, October 18

Jakarta plan faces challenges as Aussie interns fail to take up visas

At Thursday night’s seminar, run by the consulate and the professional group the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association, immigration attache Haryono Agus said part of the problem was that not all Indonesian officials were familiar with the new visa scheme.
Bernard Lane, September 21

Young People Key in Making Australia-Indonesia Ties Prosper

For the Australia-Indonesia relationship to prosper in the Asian Century, young people from both countries must play a role. Strong people-to-people links at the youth level are vital to the future of our bilateral relations.

Luckily, a small cadre of culturally aware, bilaterally engaged youth already exist, and their efforts are helping to maintain and strengthen this critical relationship. But more must be done.
Bede Moore, July 23

Pemuda Indonesia-Australia gelar dialog bersama

Dialog antar pemuda dari kedua negara ini adalah untuk yang pertama kalinya yang digelar dan digagas oleh Kementerian Luar Negeri Australia.
Radio Australia, February 8

Australia, Indonesia Build Relations From the Ground Up

Bede Moore, director of Indonesian operations for the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association, said he hoped an accessible working holiday visa would be made available.

“The biggest difficulty for us is having some sort of flexible visa that you can easily apply [for] so that you can come and work up here,” he said.

“From my understanding, there is a working visa that you can have for both Australia and Indonesia that’s already been agreed on, but people are struggling to get access to that.”
Daniella White, February 17

2012

Meningkatkan hubungan Australia dan Indonesia melalui jiwa muda, musik, dan perkedel

Salah satu warga Australia yang tertarik dengan budaya dan bahasa Indonesia adalah Tim Graham, direktur komunikasi Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA). Mahasiswa bidang bahasa Indonesia dan manajemen di Monash University ini memiliki cita-cita untuk bekerja membangun hubungan Indonesia dan Australia dalam bidang wiraswasta.

“[Pengalaman berkuliah] itu memang salah satu pengalaman yang sangat penting,” katanya, karena di situlah dia melihat adanya kesempatan untuk “mempengaruhi persepsi Australia tentang Indonesia, dan kesempatan meningkatkan dan memperbaiki hubungan.”

AIYA, menurutnya, bertujuan untuk mengumpulkan pemuda-pemuda Australia dan Indonesia yang tertarik untuk membangun hubungan antar negara.
Tito Ambyo, November 5

Visa obstacle to business forays in Indonesia

A SURVEY of young professionals with an interest in careers in Indonesia has found just three who had succeeded in getting a working holiday visa.

Confusion about visas and limits on work rights stand in the way of closer business links with Indonesia’s fast growing economy, according to the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association.
Bernard Lane, April 25

Talking it Out: Indonesia and Australia Discuss People Problems

Person-to-person ties are a second-tier priority for the Australian and Indonesian governments, who place greater emphasis on security threats and development assistance. Yet, the policies of both governments play a major role in encouraging or discouraging our relationship.

Both governments need to address some of these “low-hanging” policy issues to create a future relationship that is not just a reaction to the latest drug-related criminal case. This relationship should be insulated against high-profile events because it is based on mutual respect and understanding.
Rachelle Cole and Arjuna Dibley, July 4

2011

Lift barriers of young RI-Aussie ties

If the Australia-Indonesia relationship is to improve, it is crucial that Australian young people engage with Indonesia in a meaningful way.

Providing an easily accessible visa scheme is crucial to ensure that it is young Australians who have spent time in Indonesia working and studying, not those who have merely been caught up in drug-scandals in Bali, who dominate the discussion on the relationship.
Rachelle Cole, October 12

Finding a place in the Asian century

FE Donaghue trained for the much-hyped Asian century. Like others emerging from Indonesian studies into the job market, she was in for a surprise.

“We found it tough to connect up with job opportunities that appeared to exist overseas, particularly in Jakarta,” she says.
Bernard Lane, November 30

Last Updated 19th July 2017.