AIYA Links: 15 June

In the news

  • Indonesia has beaten the Maldives in a secret ballot to determine the new five members of the UN Security Council. Starting January 1 2019, they will join the U.N.’s most powerful body alongside Germany, Belgium, South Africa and the Dominican Republic.
  • It is less than a year before Indonesia hold its first ever simultaneous national legislative and presidential elections. An investigation into factors that were important for Jokowi’s 2014 victory show economic voting is still important, with voters living in villages with positive economic conditions such as good infrastructure more likely to support him.
  • Decentralisation was first introduced in Indonesian in 1999 as part of efforts to improve public services as well as accelerate government accountability and transparency. Now, decentralisation in education is considered key to making the country’s school system more accommodating to local needs.
  • The challenge of providing connectivity to all of Indonesia is undoubtedly greatest at Idul Fitri, with millions of Indonesian Muslims leaving for their hometowns. To support the Idul Fitri exodus, the Jokowi government has accelerated a number of infrastructure projects at airports, seaports and toll roads across the country.
  • Indonesia will be home to the largest tidal power plant in the world. Located in the Larantuka Straits on the island of Flores in eastern Indonesia, it is expected to provide energy for at least 100,000 people.
  • The completion of the Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang, Central Java signifies another infrastructure milestone for Indonesia. Completed six months ahead of its initial deadline, it is the first eco-friendly airport in the country.
  • New Mandala explores a period of Indonesian architecture in the 1950s – 60s called ‘Jengki’ which is now enjoying a revival in contemporary Indonesia. It is famous for its unusual shapes such as pentagons, asymmetrical roofs and cut-out doors.
  • Indonesian-born chemical engineer from the University of NSW, Professor Rose Amal, has received one of the Queen’s Birthday top honours for her work into cost-efficient ways to mitigate the impact of greenhouse gases that are causing climate change.
  • The Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) has released its’ 2017 Annual Report. The report outlines recent historical trends in Australian outbound mobility to Indonesia and contextualises ACICIS’ contribution within the broader national picture. Download the report here!

Events

  • Perth, 24 June – AIYA Western Australia is hosting a screening of the incredible Indonesian documentary, Banda: The Dark Forgotten Trail at 7:30pm, University of Western Australia. Grab your tickets using the link to secure your spot!
  • Melbourne, 26 June – What’s happening in the Australia-Indonesia higher education space? On the 26 June, the Australia-Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) Victoria is hosting an education panel with an array of fantastic speakers keen to unpick some of the key issues in a critical sector for Indonesia. Click here for tickets and more information!
  • Canberra, 28 June – The 2018 Indonesia Update book, “Indonesia is the new world: globalisation, nationalism and sovereignty” is being launched on 28 June 2018 at 5:30pm. The book will be launched by The Hon Chris Bowen MP. Please register through the link!

Opportunities

  • Join AIYA QLD! The Chapter is looking for an Events Officer, Sunshine Coast. If you’re interested in joining the team please email president@aiya.org.au.
  • The Asian Studies Association of Australia is seeking self-motivated, energetic students to volunteer at its premier, biennial conference on the 3-5 July at the University of Sydney. Click here for more information about the positions and email conference@sydney.edu.au by 14 June if you are interested!
  • Are you a masters student in literature, history, computer science or area studies? The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KILTV) are offering 3-month research internships in ‘Digital humanities and traditional Indonesian literature’. Deadline for applications is 28 June.
  • Saksara, an Indonesia-based organisation dedicated to facilitating international research collaboration and transnational education, is searching for a new Research & Communications Associate in Bandung. Details attached. Be quick, applications will close at the end of June!
  • Applications for ACICIS’ Professional Practica close 1 July! Placements available in Law, Business, Creative Arts & Design, Sustainable Tourism, Journalism & Development Studies. Study and intern in Indonesia in Summer 2019. $3,000 New Colombo Plan grants are available for eligible students.
  • For the first time, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is offering international students the Early Bird rate for the 4-Day Main Program Pass. Early Birds are on sale 16 July, and available until the full program is announced in mid-Aug. Find out here for more information.
  • The Australian phase of Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) will be hosted in Melbourne and Bendigo in October and November this year which means the program is looking for host families and host organisations in both locations! If you would like to be a host family or a host organisation for one of the lovely 18 Indonesian participants please apply here.
  • If you would like to become an Australian AIYEP participant applications are now open until 18 July! To apply you must be between 21-25 years of age, be a team player and want to learn more about Indonesia. Ayo daftar!
  • Applications for the AIC’s ReelOzInd! Short Film Festival are now open! This year’s theme is ‘Youth’. Ayo, bikin film, yuk! Submission close 31 July.
  • 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: 8 June

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The Sultan of Yogyakarta holds a powerful political and spiritual position in the region. Now, it seems the Sultan is manoeuvring to make his eldest daughter his heir, representing a breakaway from long-standing tradition and sparking feuds among members of the royal court.

In the news

  • Indonesia has long been criticised for the severe mistreatment of its easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua. Despite simmering independence efforts in Papua, human rights groups continue to report high levels of conflict between pro-independence groups and the Indonesian state.
  • Lax smoking laws make Indonesia a disneyland for Big Tobacco. With tobacco companies continuing to influence and target Indonesian youth, it seeks to threaten the country’s potential and future productivity.
  • On Tuesday, the Indonesian Corrections office confirmed that Bali Nine member Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen had passed away in hospital. He is the third member of the group to die after Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, who were executed in 2015.
  • Last Thursday, Jokowi met with participants of Indonesia’s longest running human rights project, Kamisan (“Thursdays”) for the first time. Rather than signal a change of heart toward Kamisan’s appeals for justice, Ken Setiawan writes Jokowi’s meeting merely gave an artificial impression of interest in Indonesia’s human rights agenda.
  • The level of involvement of IS leaders in coordinating the recent string of terrorist attacks across Indonesia still remains unclear. Meanwhile, it has also raised questions about whether Indonesia is facing a new brand of terrorism.
  • India and Indonesia have signed an agreement for closer military ties. Whilst it was not specifically mentioned, it is suggested the deal was driven by the two countries’ desire to push back against China’s military expansion in the South China Sea.
  • Australian Consulate-General to Bali alongside Trash Hero Kertalangu and Eco-Bali Recycling held a cleanup movement in Biaung Beach, East Denpasar last Saturday. Joined by 100 volunteers, the cleanup was the first activity of “Waste to Wealth”, a week-long program promoting eco-friendly tourism in Bali and Nusa Tenggara.

On the blog

  • Many parents consider that raising their children to speak more than one language will give their offspring an edge over monolingual kids. To compete in a globalised world, future generations are required to master at least two languages. On the blog this week, Novi Rahayu Restuningrum from Universitas Yarsi shares her experience of raising bilingual children.
  • This week, we delve into the AIYA blog archives, revisiting Oki Mustopa’s tips and insights in applying for a work and holiday visa to Australia and how to deal with the challenges involved in living and working in Australia.

Events

AIYA are still hosting screenings of the incredible Indonesian documentary, Banda: The Dark Forgotten Trail, across Australia.

  • Hobart – TONIGHT: 8 June, 7pm, Centenary Lecture Theatre, University of Tasmania
  • Darwin – Rescheduled! Details TBA
  • Perth – 24 June, 7:30pm, 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.

Other events:

  • Melbourne, 26 June – What’s happening in the Australia-Indonesia higher education space? On the 26 June, the Australia-Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) Victoria is hosting an education panel with an array of fantastic speakers keen to unpick some of the key issues in a critical sector for Indonesia. Click here for tickets and more information!

Opportunities

  • Join AIYA QLD! The Chapter is looking for an Events Officer, Sunshine Coast. If you’re interested in joining the team please email qld.president@aiya.org.au.
  • The Asian Studies Association of Australia is seeking self-motivated, energetic students to volunteer at its premier, biennial conference on the 3-5 July at the University of Sydney. Click here for more information about the positions and email asaa2018.conference@sydney.edu.au by 14 June if you are interested!
  • 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.
  • Are you a masters student in literature, history, computer science or area studies? The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KILTV) are offering 3-month research internships in ‘Digital humanities and traditional Indonesian literature’. Deadline for applications is 28 June.
  • Saksara, an Indonesia-based organisation dedicated to facilitating international research collaboration and transnational education, is searching for a new Research & Communications Associate in Bandung. Details attached. Be quick, applications close end of June!
  • The Australian phase of Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) will be hosted in Melbourne and Bendigo in October and November this year which means the program is looking for host families and host organisations in both locations! If you would like to be a host family or a host organisation for one of the lovely 18 Indonesian participants please apply here.
  • If you would like to become an Australian AIYEP participant applications are now open until 18 July! To apply you must be between 21-25 years of age, be a team player and want to learn more about Indonesia. Ayo daftar!
  • Applications for the AIC’s ReelOzInd! Short Film Festival are now open! This year’s theme is ‘Youth’. Ayo, bikin film, yuk! Submissions close 31 July.
  • 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: 1 June

Photo: Asian Development Bank

Contrary to global trends indicating a gender-related pay gap, recent research suggests that women in Indonesia are paid more than their male counterparts for the same job. However despite Indonesia’s outlier status, Indonesian women are still less likely than men to work in top positions.

In the news

  • The first foreign university is expected to open in Indonesia this year as part of the country’s attempt to improve higher education performance. Alongside this mission, Indonesia is pushing its top five universities to become world-class by 2019.
  • In light of Uber’s recent withdrawal from the Southeast Asian region, Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based ride-hailing app is anticipated to fill this void, by investing $500 million dollars to expand into Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines.
  • Indonesia at Melbourne explores events which have led to internal divisions within its two largest Muslim organisations, Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah since the fall of the New Order and how they have affected the organisations’ religious and political positions.
  • Indonesia continues to have one of the highest rates of smoking in the world. Australia’s undisputed status as a world leader in tobacco control suggests it should play a role in helping Indonesia drive long-term change in smoking-behaviours.
  • Since Indonesian contemporary art emerged into the international scene it has been expected to say something about Indonesia. Greg Doyle highlights how past politics and present pragmatism has driven its contemporary art to resist conservative notions of ‘keindonesiaan’ and command new respect in the global art world.
  • Indonesian photographer Agan Harahap’s seeks to raise awareness of fake news through his faux-paparazzi snaps. His rise to viral fame from these doctored photos remains timely given the Indonesian government’s attempts to tackle the proliferation of online hoaxes.
  • A day before formally commencing his position as Indonesian correspondent in Jakarta, ABC journalist David Lipson recounts being swiftly deployed to cover the series of suicide bombings which occurred in Surabaya earlier this month.
  • Indonesian journalist Tri Joko Her Riadi and Australian journalist Andrew Green have both received the 2018 Elizabeth O’Neill Journalism Award. The award builds on the work of Elizabeth O’Neill to foster mutual understanding of Australia and Indonesia through accurate and informed media coverage.

On the blog

  • Voluntourism is an increasingly popular form of international travel that allows travellers to contribute to sustainable development initiatives whilst exploring a new country and culture. This week on the blog, Alexander Horton lays out the three questions every volunteer should ask themselves to ensure they get the most out of their voluntourism trip abroad.  

Events

AIYA are still hosting screenings of the incredible Indonesian documentary, Banda: The Dark Forgotten Trail, across Australia.

  • Hobart – 8 June, 7pm, Centenary Lecture Theatre, University of Tasmania
  • Darwin – Rescheduled! Details TBA
  • Perth – Rescheduled! Details TBA

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

Opportunities

  • Join AIYA QLD! The Chapter is looking for an Events Officer, Sunshine Coast. If you’re interested in joining the team please email qld.president@aiya.org.au.  
  • The Asian Studies Association of Australia is seeking self-motivated, energetic students to volunteer at its premier, biennial conference on the 3-5 July at the University of Sydney. Click here for more information about the positions and email asaa2018.conference@sydney.edu.au by 14 June if you are interested!
  • 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.
  • Saksara, an Indonesia-based organisation dedicated to facilitating international research collaboration and transnational education, is searching for a new Research & Communications Associate in Bandung. Details attached. Be quick, applications close end of June!
  • Applications for the AIC’s ReelOzInd! Short Film Festival are now open! This year’s theme is ‘Youth’. Ayo, bikin film, yuk! Submission close 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: 25 May

In the news

  • In light of the terrorist attacks which have rocked Indonesia this past fortnight, raises the important role educational institutions play in promoting tolerance and halting the spread of radicalism.
  • Indonesia is poised to become a world leader in geothermal energy. The World Bank is helping the Indonesian government to establish an innovative credit facility to unlock investment in geothermal energy.
  • New Mandala explore how new discoveries relating to an ancient shipwreck in the Java Sea provide an incredible resource for scholars of the past, by yielding historical connections between people, ideas and people.
  • Indonesia at Melbourne reveals what Soeharto’s six children have gone on to do, twenty years after the fall of Soeharto’s New Order regime.
  • Cocoa provides a significant income for Indonesia’s economy, but production has sharply declined since 2011. A recent study looking at cocoa farming practices in Sulawesi delivered an impressive range of findings to diverse local audiences which enshrined the importance of health and financial literacy to ongoing sustainability.
  • Indonesia’s Communications Minister, Rudiantara looks to adopt the German model which aims to make social media platforms more responsible rather than cracking down on individuals in the fight against fake news, online radicalism and terrorism.
  • Vanessa Hearman reviews Michael Leach’s latest book, Nation-Building & National Identity in Timor-Leste, which explores the rise of East Timorese nationalism over the last forty years. It highlights how Timor Leste’s conception of nation was defined against Indonesia’s rule of territory from 1975 to 1999.
  • Since the demise of Soeharto’s authoritarian regime, Indonesian artists have enjoyed unprecedented artistic freedom and even major commercial successes regionally and globally. Indonesia at Melbourne explores how issues of social injustice, regime oppression and social critique still influence the Indonesian visual art scene today.
  • It appears Indonesia will grant India access to facilities at the strategically located Indonesian island of Sabang. India has steadily been expanding its involvement with a range of strategically placed port facilities amid growing concern over Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy’s more expeditionary role in the Indian Ocean region.
  • Marvel’s Black Panther is one of the most successful international movies of all time. To add to its acclaim, the movie is believed to have inspired a new trend in ramadan attire in Indonesia.

On the blog

  • Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts is the third and last movie screened during the Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) 2018 to be reviewed on the AIYA Blog. It pioneers a new genre called the “Satay Western” with its portrayal of a female-driven journey of vengeance and justice.

Events

AIYA are still hosting screenings of the incredible Indonesian documentary, Banda: The Dark Forgotten Trail, across Australia.

  • Darwin – 26 May, 7pm, Blue Building 1, Charles Darwin University
  • Perth – 5 June, 7pm, University of Western Australia
  • Hobart – 8 June, 7pm, Centenary Lecture Theatre, 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, 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!
  • Kupang, 28 May – AIYA East Indonesia NTT are hosting a Trivia Night and Language Exchange on 28 May, 6-7pm. It will be held at C & A Food Court Jl. Frans Seda, Walikota, Kupang. Ayo!

Opportunities

  • 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. Please direct questions and applications to nsw@aiya.org.au. Applications are due TONIGHT 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!
  • 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 interested check out Recruitment Online or contact Kate Hill: hill.katherine.d@edumail.vic.gov.au.
  • Indonesia’s Bureau of Foreign Cooperation in the Ministry of Education and Culture are hosting an Indonesian speech and story competition for non-native speakers later this year. For more details about entry requirements, this year’s theme and how to apply, click here! Online applications close on the 31st of May 2018! Ayo!
  • Indonesia specialists needed! The Australian Government’s Office of National Assessments (ONA) is currently advertising Indonesia open source analyst positions, well suited to graduates/early career Indonesian speakers. The work requires a good knowledge of Indonesia and an ability to translate from Indonesian to English. Applicant information kits and further details are available on the ONA website.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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!

AIYA Links: 20 April

Garry Andrew Lotulung/Pacific Press, via Getty Images

It is estimated that at least 20 million of Indonesia’s 260 million people practice local traditional beliefs. Ancient beliefs, or aliran kepercayaan, are traditional beliefs outside the six government-recognised religions. In a country where religion plays a large part in public life, aliran kepercayaan devotees may still feel ostracised.

In the news

  • The rising intolerance against religious and sexual minorities have raised concerns about the growing influence of more conservative forms of Islam in Indonesia. Are we seeing a conservative turn in Indonesian Islam? Listen to the latest Talking Indonesia Podcast where Dr Charlotte Setijadi discussed religious authority in Islam with Dr Ahmad Najib Burhani.
  • The refugee families are feeling the pressure of being stranded forever in Indonesia. With crippling conditions and rising number of reports of depression, the desperation is palpable. The Guardian reports the story on the streets outside the Kalideres detention centre.
  • Indonesian state universities are welcoming the latest policy of President Joko Widodo’s administration allowing foreign academics to serve as permanent lecturers in the country’s universities. The move is an attempt to increase the country’s quality of higher education and meet international standards.
  • The global success of Satudarah, an outlaw motorcycle gang with roots in the Netherlands’ Indonesian community, speaks to the ongoing socio-economic marginalisation of Indonesian and other diaspora communities in the west.
  • High-tech startup success stories shouldn’t hide that the Indonesian economy and population are relying primarily on micro and small businesses that are low-tech and low-growth. President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) recently launched an industry roadmap, “Making Indonesia 4.0” and here is why microenterprises need more support.
  • When it comes to hacking Jakarta’s infamous traffic jams, motorbike taxis such as Go-Jek and Grab are most common solutions to get around the city fast and cheap. What about for two or more people commuting together? Bajaj Qute is now the latest example of entrepreneurial traffic in Indonesia’s capital.
  • Fluffy Lamb may be a tiny stall at the corner of Fremantle Markets, but it has just been named one of the top Indonesian restaurants in the world.
  • If you are planning to head to the Indonesian Film Festival, check out VICE’s interview with Mouly Surya, the director of Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts who does not believe talent is everything.

Events

  • Darwin, 18 – 20 April – Check out the last day of Mini Indonesian Film Festival held at Deckchair Cinema.
  • Canberra, 22 April – Come take part in an authentic Aussie BBQ and meet some new friends at AIYA Bush BBQ! There will be traditional Aussie foods like pavlova and a sausage sizzle (halal and veggie options are also available).
  • Yogyakarta, 23 April – Celebrating Kartini Day, AIYA Yogyakarta will have a Dialog and Talkshow on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in Indonesia. This event is free, in Indonesian, and open for public!
  • 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, 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.

Opportunities

  • 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.
  • 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 on 30 April 2018.
  • Applications for the AIC’s ReelOzInd! Short Film Festival are now open! This year’s theme is ‘Youth’. Ayo, bikin film, yuk!
  • The Indonesia Australia Partnership for Infrastructure (KIAT) program is looking for a Program Officer – Private Sector Engagement. Applications close on 24 April 2018. For more information, please click here.
  • 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.
  • Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.

Like what we do? Learn more about what AIYA membership can offer and sign up as a member today.

AIYA Links: 13 April

Short films are a great way to share stories and build understanding, and ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition is back with this year’s theme of Youth/Pemuda. Film submissions are now open until 31 July and find out how you can get involved.

In the news

  • Indonesia declared a state of emergency after a deadly oil spill off the coast of the island of Borneo continued to spread. This oil spill costs Indonesia’s poor, whose income relies on fishing.
  • Indonesia’s vast maritime space (second biggest in the world) is hotly contested between modern and traditional fishermen. Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat at the University of Manchester writes about the plight of traditional fishermen in Indonesia.
  • Indonesia busted fish pirates using an 30-km-long net. The ecosystem-endangering vessel may also have been involved in human trafficking.
  • Communication and Informatics Minister Rudiantara asserted the ministry will surely shut down social media platform Facebook in Indonesia following its users’ data breach scandal. The ministry has sent a written notice on April 5 and urged Facebook to submit a report on the number of Indonesian users’ whose data were breached.
  • Eighty-two people have died and 100 more in a critical condition in two Indonesian provinces after they were poisoned by a batch of bootleg alcohol. It is suspected to be the worst-ever mass fatality caused by alcohol poisoning in the country.
  • Indigenous elders on the Mid North Coast are sharing their knowledge about environmental sustainability with Indonesian marine and fisheries leaders from Maluku.
  • Former general Prabowo Subianto has accepted his party’s nomination to challenge incumbent Joko Widodo in next year’s presidential election, setting up a rerun of the 2014 race.

On the blog

  • The First Australians were among the world’s earliest great ocean explorers, undertaking a remarkable 2,000 km maritime migration through Indonesia which led to the discovery of Australia at least 65,000 years ago. Find out more about the voyaging routes written by Kasih Norman at the University of Wollongong (originally published on The Conversation).

Events

  • Melbourne, 14 April – The Indonesian Film Festival commences with a FREE Under the Stars screening of ‘Galih dan Ratna’.
  • Darwin, 18-20 April – Check out the Mini Indonesian Film Festival held at Deckchair Cinema.
  • 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!

Opportunities

  • Join AIYA National! We are on the hunt for a Web and IT Officer. Apply before 20 April!
  • 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.
  • Victoria Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is looking for a Strategic Advisor, South East Asia to be based in Jakarta. Applications close at midnight (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on Monday, 16 April 2018.
  • 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 ACICIS’ International Relations Program (IRP), Indonesian Business, Law & Society Program (IBLS) and Agriculture Semester Program (ASP) close this Sunday, 15 April! This is a great opportunity to live, study and intern in Indonesia. $5,000-$7,000 New Colombo Plan grants are available for eligible students.
  • The Indonesia Australia Partnership for Infrastructure (KIAT) program is looking for a Program Officer – Private Sector Engagement. Applications close on 24 April 2018. For more information, please click here.
  • 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.
  • Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.

Like what we do? Learn more about what AIYA membership can offer and sign up as a member today.