AIYA Links: 18 May

  • Estimates suggest that of the 1,000 fighters which have travelled to the Middle East from SE Asia to join the Islamic State in the last five years, 700 have come from Indonesia. Such figures indicate significant challenges faced by the Indonesian government to curb the threat of returning foreign fighters as well as the threat of homegrown violent extremism.
  • Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has condemned the brutality, inhumanity and blasphemy of recent suicide bombings in Indonesia, describing it as “almost beggar’s belief”.
  • Indonesia has experienced an outburst of extreme terrorist violence, this time, with a confronting twist: family suicide bombers. The Lowy Institute’s Sidney Jones unpacks how ISIS has turned jihad into a family affair.
  • The authoritarian Soeharto regime sought to privilege a small number of business tycoons. Indonesia at Melbourne investigates what has happened to Soeharto’s cronies and their current relationship to power to mark the 20-year anniversary of the fall of the New Order regime.
  • Foreigners working in Indonesia make up just a fraction of its population (0.04%). Yet, employing foreign workers is a topic that divides the nation, making it the perfect issue ahead of the 2019 presidential election campaign.
  • The term “unicorn” is used to describe digital startups in Indonesia as they constitute magical entities with amazing capabilities. The Jakarta Post reports on the latest Indonesian summit, attended by the Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara where he appointed four ‘virtual ambassadors’ who he considers to be pioneers of Indonesia’s digital economy.
  • Last Friday, Mt Merapi in Central Java erupted, with local residents being told to evacuate the area. Minor tremors were also felt in surrounding areas including Surakarta, Boyolali and Klaten.
  • Indonesian alcoholic beverage producer PT Multi Bintang has officially exported its most renowned Bintang beer to South Korea.

Events

AIYA is proud to announce that our chapters are hosting screenings of the incredible Indonesian documentary, Banda: The Dark Forgotten Trail, across Australia.

  • Sunshine Coast – TONIGHT 18 May, 7:30pm, USC Art Gallery, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Brisbane – 19 May, 7:30pm, Queensland College of Art, South Bank Campus, S01, Griffith University
  • Sydney – 24 May, 7pm, Randwick Ritz
  • Darwin – 26 May, 7pm, Charles Darwin University
  • Perth – 5 June, 7pm, Baylis Theatre, University of Western Australia
  • Hobart – 8 June, 7pm, University of Tasmania

Grab your tickets using the above links to secure your spot! For any questions about any of the screenings, please contact your local chapter.

Other events:

  • Sydney, TONIGHT – Join the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre’s annual Politics in Action Forum, bringing political updates from Southeast Asia to researchers and practitioners from across the disciplines and beyond.
  • Sydney, 19 May- The Indonesian Students’ Association (PPIA) at University of New South Wales are excited to host another ICON, or Indonesian Ideas Conference, later this May. For more information about this year’s theme, it’s exciting lineup of conference speakers and to purchase tickets, head to the event page!
  • Sydney, 23 May – Haymarket HQ hosts ‘Fun in Jakarta! Meet folks already winning in SEAsia’s biggest market’ to showcase the latest activities happening in Jakarta’s start-up ecosystem. Click here for more information and tickets!
  • Canberra, 23 May – Come to AIYA ACT’s annual Networking Night! Held in the Indonesian Embassy, mingle between students and professionals, create networks, and be inspired by the benefits of studying Indonesian!
  • Sydney, 26 May – Come see EPILOGUE, an original musical production created and performed by members the University of Technology Sydney’s Indonesian Student Association (PPIA) on 26 May at the UTS Great Hall, Ultimo. Click here for tickets!
  • Sydney, 26 May – Attend the launch of Call Me A Winner, the first book by Indonesian writer Novia Myta. It will be held at the Love Life Store, 78 Queen Street, Concord West at 10am. Register now as spots are limited!

Opportunities

  • International Internships is seeking a new Indonesia Program Facilitator. You will help deliver and support International Internships’ Indonesia-based programs including study intensives and internships. The position is based in Jakarta and commences in June 2018. For more information, click here!
  • Indonesian teachers wanted! Wonthaggi Secondary College is seeking two Indonesian teachers. The roles are for an Indonesian/English teacher (graduate, ongoing) and an Indonesian/second subject TBA (contract). The school is located in picturesque South East Gippsland in the town of Wonthaggi. If you’re interested check out Recruitment Online or contact Kate Hill: hill.katherine.d@edumail.vic.gov.au.
  • A University of Adelaide student is completing a research unit, looking at AIYA as an actor in the Australia-Indonesia relationship. If you would like to contribute and have 5 minutes to spare, please fill out the survey.
  • Are you a youth leader (21-35 years old) in the Australia-Indonesia space? CAUSINDY wants you for its annual youth conference! This year’s program will be held from 5-8 September in Makassar, the vibrant maritime capital of South Sulawesi and gateway to eastern Indonesia. Applications close 4 June 2018. Don’t miss out!
  • Indonesia Development Forum (Jakarta, 10-11 July 2018) is hosting a competition to tackle regional disparities across the Indonesian archipelago. You must submit either a blog, vlog, or infographic which discusses how you would overcome regional inequalities (#AtasiKesenjangan) in Indonesia?’
  • Join AIYA NSW! AIYA NSW is on the hunt for new executive committee members. Positions available include: Treasurer, Professional Programs Offer, Communications Team Member(s), Education Team Member(s), Socio-cultural Team Member(s) and Professional Programs Team Member(s). See the full position description here. If you have any questions, please email nsw@aiya.org.au. Applications are due Friday 25 May 2018, 11:59pm.
  • Join AIYA QLD! The Chapter is looking for new team members to join the committee. Check out the open job descriptions and find out how you can apply here. Yuk!
  • Applications for the AIC’s ReelOzInd! Short Film Festival are now open! This year’s theme is ‘Youth’. Ayo, bikin film, yuk! Submission close on 31 July 2018.
  • Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.

Like what we do and want to join or support your local chapter to contribute to our exciting activities? Sign up as an AIYA member today!

AIYA Links: 11 May

Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Jokowi may be without a challenger in the next presidential election. Whilst Prabowo Subianto, the 2014 runner-up, has accepted his party’s endorsement, it is unclear whether he can assemble a viable coalition as the August deadline looms. However, the potential lack of a challenger raises serious questions about the health of Indonesia’s democracy.

In the news

  • Twenty years ago, the Soeharto era ended with reformation. Tim Lindsey shares his concern on the uncertainty that dominates domestic Indonesian politics in this post-reformasi period and its likely impact on Indonesian foreign relationships.
  • Recent research has revealed Indonesia’s enormous capacity to store electricity generated from renewable sources such as solar and wind through pumped hydro energy storage (PHES). Most excitingly, the research suggests Indonesia has more than enough PHES sites to support a 100% renewable energy grid.
  • The Lowy Institute has recently published its 2018 Asian Power Index. It reports that Indonesia’s economy is projected to overtake Japan’s and Russia’s by 2030. Head to their interactive website to analyse power distributions in the region.  
  • Amidst the political and economic turmoil that lead to Soeharto’s demise in 1998, it was the property and businesses of ethnic Chinese Indonesian who were most frequently targeted by rioters. Jemma Purdey assesses the likelihood such violence will reappear in Indonesia, especially leading up to the 2019 presidential election.
  • Indonesia’s higher education is falling behind in global rankings and remains highly concentrated within Java. These issues need to be tackled hand-in-hand if Indonesia wishes to properly reform its higher education system.
  • Australian Ambassador to Indonesia from 1997-2000 John McCarthy reflects on 20 years of reform following Soeharto’s resignation.
  • Jakarta Airport’s new T3 terminal is almost due for completion. It is the centrepiece of the government’s plan to transform the capital into a transport hub to rival Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
  • The founder of ACICIS, David Hill is retiring in July. In an interview, he shares his concern about reluctance of Australian universities’ to permit students to study in Indonesia for part of their degrees and well as the dwindling number of Australian students studying the Indonesian language.

On the blog

  • This week, Amelinda Devina Tjoadri reviews the film ‘Pengabdi Setan’ (Satan’s Slaves), a remake of the 1982 original and the latest film by director Joko Anwar to have stunned Indonesian audiences. Check it out!

Events

AIYA is proud to announce that our chapters are hosting screenings of the incredible Indonesian documentary, Banda: The Dark Forgotten Trail, across Australia.

  • Canberra – 17 May, 6:30pm, National Film and Sound Archive
  • Yogyakarta – 15 May, 6:30pm, Sleman Creative Space
  • Sunshine Coast – 18 May, 7:30pm, USC Art Gallery, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Brisbane – 19 May, 7:30pm, Queensland College of Art, South Bank Campus, S01, Griffith University
  • Sydney – 24 May, 7pm, Randwick Ritz
  • Darwin – 26 May, 7pm, Charles Darwin University
  • Perth – 5 June, 7pm, Baylis Theatre, University of Western Australia
  • Hobart – 8 June, 7pm, University of Tasmania

Grab your tickets using the above links to secure your spot! For any questions about any of the screenings, please contact your local chapter.

AsiaLink Business is hosting ‘#ASEANinAus: The next steps in seizing the digital opportunity’: A series of pop-forums in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane exploring how sunrise industries are transforming SE Asia’s economic, consumer and social landscapes and how Australian organisations and innovators can connect into the region’s rapidly evolving and dynamic digital architecture. If you’re interested, get your tickets using the links below!

  • MelbourneTuesday 15 May, 42/101 Collins St
  • Sydney – Wednesday 16 May, 34/161 Castlereagh St

  • BrisbaneThursday 17 May, 31/480 Queen St

Other events:

  • Perth, TONIGHT – AIYA WA hosts a live stream of the opening night performances of the First International Gathering of Indigenous Peoples in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia (Indigenous Celebration Bali). The event will be held at Murdoch Guild Tavern, Murdoch University at 6pm. Head to the event page to get your tickets!
  • Melbourne, 15 May – ACICIS and AIYA Victoria are pleased to present a networking event and catch-up for Melbourne-based alumni of the Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies. Reuni, yuk!
  • Yogyakarta, 16 May – AIYA Yogyakarta are hosting their final language exchange for the semester. Come along to the AOA Resto and Creative Space, Depok at 3:30pm to join in!
  • Melbourne, 16 May – Join AIYA Victoria for another language exchange, held at RMIT Swanston Academic Building 80, 6pm.
  • Sydney, 18 May – Join the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre’s annual Politics in Action Forum, bringing political updates from Southeast Asia to researchers and practitioners from across the disciplines and beyond.
  • Sydney, 19 May- The Indonesian Students’ Association (PPIA) at University of New South Wales are excited to host another ICON, or Indonesian Ideas Conference, later this May. For more information about this year’s theme, it’s exciting lineup of conference speakers and to purchase tickets, head to the event page!
  • Sydney, 23 May – Haymarket HQ hosts ‘Fun in Jakarta! Meet folks already winning in SEAsia’s biggest market’ to showcase the latest activities happening in Jakarta’s start-up ecosystem. Click here for more information and tickets!
  • Canberra, 23 May – Come to AIYA ACT’s annual Networking Night! Held in the Indonesian Embassy, mingle between students and professionals, create networks, and be inspired by the benefits of studying Indonesian!
  • Sydney, 26 May – Come see EPILOGUE, an original musical production created and performed by members the University of Technology Sydney’s Indonesian Student Association (PPIA) on 26 May at the UTS Great Hall, Ultimo. Click here for tickets!
  • Sydney, 26 May – Attend the launch of Call Me A Winner, the first book by Indonesian writer Novia Myta. It will be held at the Love Life Store, 78 Queen Street, Concord West at 10am. Register now as spots are limited!

Opportunities

  • Join the Asialink’s team in Sydney! Every year Asialink Business’ Sydney office offers a fantastic internship opportunity to the AIYA network. Click here for more information on the position. Application date has now been EXTENDED to May 12, 11:59pm.
  • Join AIYA Jakarta! Join the AGM for AIYA Jakarta and become part of the committee! AGM will commence at 5:30pm, 17 May and will be held at Gado-Gado Boplo, Menteng. Please send expressions of interest and CV to jakarta@aiya.org.au prior to the AGM.
  • Join AIYA NSW! AIYA NSW is on the hunt for new executive committee members. Positions available include: Treasurer, Professional Programs Offer, Social Media Manager, Marketing Manager, Education Team Member(s), Socio-cultural Team Member(s) and Professional Programs Team Member(s). See full position description here. If you have any questions, please email nsw@aiya.org.au. Applications are due Friday 25 May 2018, 11:59pm.
  • Join AIYA QLD! The Chapter is looking for new team members to join the committee. Check out the open job descriptions and find out how you can apply here. Yuk!
  • Applications for the AIC’s ReelOzInd! Short Film Festival are now open! This year’s theme is ‘Youth’. Ayo, bikin film, yuk! Submission close on 31 July 2018.
  • Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.

Like what we do and want to join or support your local chapter to contribute to our exciting activities? Sign up as an AIYA member today!

AIYA Links: 4 May

Photo: AIYA Jawa Barat Chapter

On April 19, Australian and Indonesian youth came out to celebrate the revival of the AIYA Jawa Barat Chapter at its soft-opening welcome. Hear about the success of the event from two new members of the revamped Jawa Bawat Chapter on this week’s blog!

In the news

  • Head of Australia’s Counter-Terrorism Policy Centre argues why we should devote more attention to research rather than anecdotal evidence in assessing and policing the threat of violent extremist groups in Indonesia.
  • The latest edition of InsideIndonesia brings together contributions which highlight the challenges in addressing Jakarta’s extensive infrastructural problems.
  • In March this year, Timor Leste and Australia finally reached an agreement on a maritime boundary in the Timor Sea. However this agreement is not without potential repercussions for the Australia-Indonesia relationship.
  • Citarum River is the largest and longest river in West Java but also one of the most polluted in the world. However, a dysfunctional bureaucracy and sectoral ego continue to hinder the implementation of effective, comprehensive clean-up programs to save the live-sustaining Citarum river.
  • Following the arrest of 14 members of the Muslim Cyber Army for defamation, spreading hoaxes and hate speech in March, research conducted by the Southeast Asian Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) sheds light on the strategies and motivations of this nebulous, poorly-understood network.
  • Far from their reputation as ‘urban pests’, Traci Sudana shows how bootleg medicines distributed by roadside medicine sellers play a vital part in Indonesia’s healthcare infrastructure.
  • Indonesia at Melbourne is speaking to Muslim feminist Lies Marcoes on her reflections of the reform process, 20 years since the fall of Soeharto and the New Order regime. Read the interview here!
  • Sharing her personal experience, Inna Hudaya discusses how the legal, social and political realities of Indonesia’s abortion laws continue to disenfranchise Indonesian women and may have dangerous consequences for their health and fertility.
  • Indonesia Hijabfest 2018 will take place early May in Bandung is said to showcase Indonesia’s huge potential to lead the muslim fashion world.
  • Three Indonesian cities, Jakarta, Makassar in South Sulawesi and Banyuwangi in East Java are proposed to be included in the ASEAN Smart Cities Network. Its part of a broader effort to encourage the use of technology to advance city designs in ways that accord with the needs and potential of the region.

On the blog

Events

AIYA is proud to announce that our chapters are hosting screenings of the incredible Indonesian documentary, Banda: The Dark Forgotten Trail, across Australia.

  • Adelaide – 3 May, 5pm Multimedia Room, Hub Level 0, Flinders University, Bedford Park
  • Canberra – 17 May, 6:30pm, National Film and Sound Archive
  • Sunshine Coast – 18 May, 7:30pm, USC Art Gallery, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Brisbane – 19 May, 7:30pm, Queensland College of Art, South Bank Campus, S01, Griffith University
  • Sydney – 24 May, 7pm, Randwick Ritz
  • Darwin – 26 May, 7pm, Charles Darwin University
  • Perth – 5 June, 7pm, Baylis Theatre, University of Western Australia

Grab your tickets using the above links to secure your spot! For any questions about any of the screenings, please contact your local chapter.

  • Perth, 4 May – Join AIYA WA for the next business breakfast hosted by Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) with Ambassador to Australia for Indonesia, H.E. Mr Y. Kristiarto S. Legowo and Hon. Bill Johnston MLA will also be addressing this gathering. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Yogyakarta, 9 May – Come along to the AIYA Yogyakarta Trivia Night to test your knowledge of Indonesia and Australia and compete for ultimate trivia glory! The event will take place from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Bjong Ngopi Nologaten and is free for members. Ayo!
  • Jawa Barat, 10 May – Join AIYA Jawa Barat for their next Language Exchange to be held at CafeOz in Bandung, from 7-9:30pm. Check out their Facebook or Instagram pages for more details!

AsiaLink Business is hosting ‘#ASEANinAus: The next steps in seizing the digital opportunity’: A series of pop-forums in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane exploring how sunrise industries are transforming SE Asia’s economic, consumer and social landscapes and how Australian organisations and innovators can connect into the region’s rapidly evolving and dynamic digital architecture.

  • MelbourneTuesday 15 May, 42/101 Collins St
  • Sydney – Wednesday 16 May, 34/161 Castlereagh St
  • BrisbaneThursday 17 May, 31/480 Queen St

If you’re interested, get your tickets using the above links!

  • Sydney, 18 May – Join the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre’s annual Politics in Action Forum, bringing political updates from Southeast Asia to researchers and practitioners from across the disciplines and beyond.
  • Canberra, 23 May – Come to AIYA ACT’s annual Networking Night! Held in the Indonesian Embassy, mingle between students and professionals, create networks, and be inspired by the benefits of studying Indonesian!

Opportunities

  • Join the Asialink’s team in Sydney! Every year Asialink Business’ Sydney office offers a fantastic internship opportunity to the AIYA network. Click here for more information on the position. Applications close on 6 May.
  • Join AIYA National! We are on the hunt for a Web and IT Officer. Applications are due TODAY, 4 April 2018.
  • Join AIYA QLD! The Chapter is looking for new team members to join the committee. Check out the open job descriptions and find out how you can apply here. Yuk!
  • 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 jakarta@aiya.org.au.
  • CAUSINDY (Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth) is looking for passionate young Australian and Indonesian professionals to join the team for the upcoming conference as Chief Comms Officer, Tech Officer, Digital Content Office, and Programs Officer. Check out the job descriptions and how you can apply here.
  • Applications for the AIC’s ReelOzInd! Short Film Festival are now open! This year’s theme is ‘Youth’. Ayo, bikin film, yuk! Submission close on 31 July 2018.
  • Want to take your business abroad? Telstra, in association with Austrade and the Australia Indonesia Business Council, is hosting a virtual event designed to help people successfully expand their business into Indonesia. Register your interest here!
  • Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.

Like what we do and want to join or support your local chapter to contribute to our exciting activities? Sign up as an AIYA member today!

AIYA Links: 27 April

@PANCA66 on Twitter, via New Mandala

Attempts to map Indonesia’s political spectrum have long observed that parties differ little on matters of policy and ideology. A preliminary investigation of party’ elites views has reaffirmed the only obvious difference between Indonesian political parties is the degree to which they believe Islam should play a role in public affairs.

In the news

On the blog

  • With the return of the Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) in Melbourne this weekend, Lachlan Haycock reviews, ‘Ziarah: Tales of the Otherwords’, the sombre tale a 92-year old woman’s quest to find the grave of her husband lost after the war.

Events

AIYA is proud to announce that our chapters are hosting screenings of the incredible Indonesian documentary, Banda: The Dark Forgotten Trail, across Australia.

  • Adelaide – 3 May, Multimedia Room, Hub Level 0, Flinders University, Bedford Park
  • Canberra – 17 May, National Film and Sound Archive
  • Sunshine Coast – 18 May, USC Art Gallery, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Brisbane – 19 May, Queensland College of Art, South Bank Campus, Griffith University
  • Sydney – 24 May, Randwick Ritz
  • Darwin – 26 May, Charles Darwin University
  • Perth – 5 June, Baylis Theatre, University of Western Australia

Grab your tickets using the above links to secure your spot! For any questions about any of the screenings, please contact your local chapter.

  • 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, Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, Banda and more!
  • Perth, 4 May – Join AIYA WA for the next business breakfast hosted by Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) with Ambassador to Australia for Indonesia, H.E. Mr Y. Kristiarto S. Legowo and Hon. Bill Johnston MLA will also be addressing this gathering. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Sydney, 18 May – Join the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre’s annual Politics in Action Forum, bringing political updates from Southeast Asia to researchers and practitioners from across the disciplines and beyond.
  • Canberra, 23 May – Come to AIYA ACT’s annual Networking Night! Held in the Indonesian Embassy, mingle between students and professionals, create networks, and be inspired by the benefits of studying Indonesian!

Opportunities

  • Join the Asialinks team in Sydney! Every year Asialink Business’ Sydney office offers a fantastic internship opportunity to the AIYA network. Click here for more information on the position. Applications close on 6 May.
  • The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is looking for volunteers! Check out the open roles here and how you can be part of a team dedicated to improving the bilateral relationship and Indonesian language studies in Australia. Applications are due TODAY, 30 April 2018.
  • Join AIYA National! We are on the hunt for a Web and IT Officer. We have extended the deadline to 4 May so be sure to apply before then!
  • Join AIYA QLD! The Chapter is looking for new team members to join the committee. Check out the open job descriptions and find out how you can apply here. Yuk!
  • 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 jakarta@aiya.org.au.
  • CAUSINDY (Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth) is looking for passionate young Australian and Indonesian professionals to join the team for the upcoming conference as Chief Comms Officer, Tech Officer, Digital Content Office, and Programs Officer. Check out the job descriptions and how you can apply here.
  • Applications for the AIC’s ReelOzInd! Short Film Festival are now open! This year’s theme is ‘Youth’. Ayo, bikin film, yuk! Submission close on 31 July 2018.
  • 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.
  • Want to take your business abroad? Telstra, in association with Austrade and the Australia Indonesia Business Council, is hosting a virtual event designed to help people successfully expand their business into Indonesia. Register your interest here!
  • Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.

Like what we do and want to join or support your local chapter to contribute to our exciting activities? Sign up as an AIYA member today!