AIYA Links: 17 November

Same Sex Marriage Rally in Australia. (AAP/Carol Cho)

Last Wednesday, Australians have voted 61.6 percent in favour of same-sex marriage. As a neighbouring country, what does this mean to Indonesia? Listen to ABC’s Andrew West on tolerance, gay marriage, and Indonesia’s Pancasila.

In the news

On the blog

Events

  • Melbourne, 20 November – Attend Lowy Institute’s lecture series of Beyond access: Making Indonesia’s education system work where leading experts on policy and politics Indonesia will discuss underlying political and social relationships in Indonesia’s education system.
  • Jember, Samarinda, Cairns, 18 & 24 November – Check out select short films at Australia – Indonesia Short Film Festival screenings across Indonesia and Australia.
  • Darwin, 25 November – Join AIYA NT! Please see how you can get involved under Opportunities below.
  • Canberra, 25 November – Come and join Festival Indonesia at Indonesian Embassy! The Festival will offer iconic culinary delights, cultural performances, arts and crafts, fashion show, exhibitions, and many more.
  • Adelaide, 25 November – Celebrate the start of Summer vacation by joining AIYA SA and PPIA SA’s End of Semester Pesta! Enjoy a fun day of great food, games and music jams.
  • Yogyakarta, 30 November – Curious to hear what AIYA Yogyakarta has been up to in the past year? AIYA Yogyakarta is holding AGM where you can hear updates from the team and also elections for executives.

Opportunities

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AIYA Links: 10 November

In the news

  • A new species of orangutan has been identified living on the island of Sumatra. A new study shows that the population of about 800 apes living in the Sumatran mountains are genetically distinct, and makes it the rarest great ape on earth.
  • Jokowi’s hands may be tied in what civil society groups see as Indonesia’s slide back into authoritarianism. Tim Lindsey at Melbourne Law School writes about what recent protests at Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation may imply to the future of Indonesian democracy.
  • Related to the topic, Saskia Wieringa provides a first-hand account of the events of the attack in Inside Indonesia.
  • Nadjib Riphat Kesoema, a former ambassador to Australia said Indonesia needs a strong branding strategy and closer coordination for its public diplomatic efforts with Australia.
  • What is a foodventurer? NPR sat down with Indonesia’s rising food blogger, Prawnche Ngaditowo, about food and social media outlets that help bind Indonesia together.
  • A new study by Uber and Boston Consulting Group shows that Jakartans spend an average 22 days a year in traffic, where on an average day, drivers spend 68 minutes in traffic and 21 minutes looking for parking.
  • Get to know Aaron Seeto, an Aussie heading Museum MACAN in Jakarta, Indonesia’s first large-scale contemporary art museum that just opened last week, in an interview with the Australian.

On the blog

  • AIYA Annual is back and we want to hear from you! We are building on the success of AIYA Annual 2016 report by including original material from our talented AIYA members. Check out this page for more details and some ideas to get your creative minds buzzing. Submit before 21 November 2017 and selected pieces will be published in the report by January 2018.
  • We spoke with Michael Abimanyu Kaeng, a school student whose film Water for Grandpa Jan won Best Youth Film at ReelOzInd this year. Check out the story about the inspiration behind his film and his creative approach and family support in the production process (bahasa Indonesia).

Events

  • Canberra, 13 November – Attend Leila S Chudori’s lecture at ANU, where she will share her creative process and Indonesian literature.
  • Sydney, 14 November – New date: Check out AIYA NSW’s discussion panel on the military relationship between Indonesia and Australia with experts from Imparsial – The Indonesian Human Rights Monitor and Australian Department of Defence.
  • Melbourne, 15 November – Join AIYA VIC’s upcoming language exchange! If you are looking to level up your Indonesian skills or add few more Aussie slangs, then this is for you. All levels are welcome!
  • Melbourne, 20 November – Attend Lowy Institute’s lecture series of Beyond access: Making Indonesia’s education system work where leading experts on policy and politics Indonesia will discuss underlying political and social relationships in Indonesia’s education system.
  • Jember, Samarinda, Cairns, 18 & 24 November – Check out select short films at Australia – Indonesia Short Film Festival screenings across Indonesia and Australia.
  • Darwin, 25 November – Join AIYA NT! Please see how you can get involved under Opportunities below.

Opportunities

Real Indonesia – Exclusive Offer for AIYA Members! 

Started by an AIYA member, Real Indonesia is a new Australian company that connects curious, conscious travellers to authentic travel experiences beyond South Bali. As Real Indonesia will be running their pilot tours in early December, as AIYA members, you have exclusive access to the discount code! Use the promo code “PILOT” on checkout to get 35% off these first travel experiences, visit their website to view dates and book.

Also, sign up to their mailing list for exclusive access and discounts, if you can’t make it on these first travel experiences they will be opening more destinations in Indonesia soon! If you want to be inspired about traveling to Indonesia – like their Facebook and follow their Instagram.

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AIYA Links: 3 November

In the news

  • Eastern Indonesia and outback Australia share the same energy challenges, and this presents lots of opportunities for the two countries to work together in improving electrification rate. Watch this video where Australia’s Consul General to Makassar, Richard Mathews, shares his insights about the topic and the upcoming Renewable Energy Field Study in Eastern Indonesia.
  • Can Australia and Indonesia work together on challenges in the South China Sea? ANU’s Gatra Priyandita gives his analysis on how the two countries can play meaningful roles in mediating tensions and exercise a middle power leadership.
  • In case you missed Professor Todung Mulya Lubis’ presentation in Melbourne, check out his article on Indonesia’s fragile democracy, and why he thinks that the the country is unlikely to return to authoritarian, military-dominated rule.
  • The Australian government handed over Innovation for Indonesia’s School Children (INOVASI) in Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara. Delivered as an education partnership, INOVASI focuses on efforts to improve the quality of literacy and numeracy learning outcomes of elementary school students.

On the blog

  • Despite being close neighbours, why do Indonesia and Australia trade and invest very little between each other? Kyle Springer at the University of Western Australia explores this issue and why the Indonesia – Australia Comprehensive Partnership Agreement might be a starting point to revive the two countries’ economic relations (originally published on The Conversation).

Events

  • Busselton, 4 November – Join the biggest Indonesian cultural event in the Southwest of Australia tomorrow! Held by Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and the Southwest Indonesia Community, Wonderful Indonesia Getaway is offering you a day full of entertainment, delicious Indonesian food, and children’s activities.
  • Sydney, 6 November – Come join AIYA NSW for Networking and Language Exchange! This fun-filled night will give you a chance to relax, practice Indonesian/English language skills and meet like-minded young professionals and students, who are interested in all things Australia-Indonesia. Ayo!
  • Jakarta, 7 November – Rather than spending hours being stuck in traffic, why not come hang out at the upcoming Cepet Kaya event? Join AIYA Jakarta for a fun afternoon where you can meet new friends and have a nice chit-chat over coffee. Check out the details here and RSVP to jakarta@aiya.org.au.
  • Sydney, 8 November – Check out AIYA NSW’s discussion panel on the military relationship between Indonesia and Australia with experts from Imparsial – The Indonesian Human Rights Monitor and Australian Department of Defence.
  • Melbourne, 8 November – Join AIYA VIC’s upcoming language exchange! If you are looking to level up your Indonesian skills or add few more Aussie slangs, then this is for you. All levels are welcome!
  • Surabaya, Cairns, Sydney, Jember, Samarinda, 27 September – 18 November – Catch Fierrany’s film and other short films at Australia – Indonesia Short Film Festival screenings across Indonesia and Australia.
  • Melbourne, 20 November – Attend Lowy Institute’s lecture series of Beyond access: Making Indonesia’s education system work where leading experts on policy and politics Indonesia will discuss underlying political and social relationships in Indonesia’s education system.

Opportunities

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AIYA Links: 27 October

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  • We chatted with Fierrany Halita, whose film Acquiescence won Best Animation and Co-Best Film at ReelOzInd 2017. Read more on this week’s post where she shared her inspiration to create her short film, major animation influences, and her hopes for Indonesian film industry.
  • AIYA Member Spotlight is back! This time, we spoke with Disty Winata, our new AIYA Links editor who is passionate about tempe and Indonesia-Australia creative community.

Events

  • Yogyakarta, 28 October – The scariest thing is yet to come! Join AIYA Yogyakarta’s Halloween Party for a great night of language, fun, and spooky costumes.
  • Sydney, 30 October – See Merry Riana’s I’m Possible live in Moore Park with guests Iwan Sunito and Dino Patti Djalal.
  • Melbourne, 1 November – Attend AIYA VIC AGM! Please see how you can get involved under Opportunities below.
  • Sydney, 6 November – Come join AIYA NSW for Networking and Language Exchange! This fun-filled night will give you a chance to relax, practice Indonesian/English language skills and meet like-minded young professionals and students, who are interested in all things Australia-Indonesia. Ayo!
  • Tangerang, Surabaya, Cairns, Sydney, Jember, Samarinda, 27 September – 18 November – Catch Fierrany’s film and other short films at Australia – Indonesia Short Film Festival screenings across Indonesia and Australia.
  • Melbourne, 20 November – Attend Lowy Institute’s lecture series of Beyond access: Making Indonesia’s education system work where leading experts on policy and politics Indonesia will discuss underlying political and social relationships in Indonesia’s education system.

Opportunities

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: We’re still on the hunt for a Finance Officer to join the AIYA National team! The deadline for applications has been extended to THIS SUNDAY, 29 October.
  • Join AIYA VIC! We are looking for President, Vice-President Internal and Vice-President External candidates. You may self-nominate here before 31 October or simply catch up with fellow members and hear what has been happening in the past year.
  • Voting is now open for 2017 NAILA People’s Choice Award! Cast your favorite video here before 10 November 2017.
  • AIYEP 2017/2018 is being hosted in NSW this year and it is seeking host families in Sydney from 28 October – 17 November and in Newcastle or Central Coast from 20 November to 9 December. Click here for more information about the program.
  • ReelOzInd is still accepting votes for favorite film of the year! View all 21 shortlisted films and vote here. Enjoy!
  • Do you know anyone who has made significant contributions to Indonesians and Australian communities? Australia Indonesia Awards are accepting nominations on food, fashion/leisure, and research until 31 October.
  • Festival Cerita Jakarta’s Postcard Exchange program looking for postcard pals from Australia. Read more about the program here and email ira.wulandari@gmail.com to sign up for the program.
  • Are you interested in studying in Bandung in January 2018? Check out IndoAustay’s Adult Immersion Course to find out more about how you can participate in the program and apply before 5 November.
  • Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.

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AIYA Links: 20 October

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Events

  • Makassar, 21 October – Do you want to improve your English and Bahasa Indonesia? Or do you want to learn more about Australian culture? If so, come and join AIYA Eastern Indonesia’s language exchange meet-up TOMORROW!
  • Sydney, 24 October – Come to AIYA NSW’s Malam Karier – Indonesian Careers Night, where experts from AFS Intercultural Programs Australia, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, and Telstra will share their experiences followed by Q&A and networking.
  • Mooloolaba, 25 October – AIYA QLD and UniBRIDGE are hosting Language Exchange Night, join this fun event of socialising, networking, ngobrol seru, and free pizza.
  • Melbourne, 25 October – Attend AIYA Victoria’s Language Exchange, where you can polish your Indonesians and learn some Aussie slang. All levels are welcome!
  • Perth, 26 October – Grab your tickets to AIYA WA’s upcoming Basa Basi event with Dr Mike Nahan MLA, Leader of the Western Australian Opposition.
  • Sydney, 26 October – Check out AIYA NSW’s discussion panel on the military relationship between Indonesia and Australia with experts from Imparsial – The Indonesian Human Rights Monitor and Australian Department of Defence.
  • Yogyakarta, 28 October – The scariest thing is yet to come! Join AIYA Yogyakarta’s Halloween Party for a great night of language, fun, and spooky costumes.
  • Melbourne, Yogyakarta, Adelaide, Jakarta, Denpasar, Brisbane, Darwin, Sydney, 27 September – 7 November – Don’t miss out the upcoming ReelOzInd’s Australia – Indonesia Short Film Festival screenings in select cities across Australia and Indonesia.

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AIYA Links: 13 October

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Events

  • Adelaide, 13 October – Don’t miss out AIYA SA’s free movie screening of Solo, Solitude: Istirahatlah Kata Kata TODAY! Head over to Flinders University at 5 PM to watch it.
  • Perth, 14 October – Come to the biggest Indonesian cultural event in WA, Kreasi Indonesia – the Spirit of Garuda where you can enjoy tasty Indonesian food, music, dance, and musical drama!
  • Canberra, 16 October – If you love games and trivia, this is for you! AIYA ACT and ANU Indonesian Students Association are hosting Quiz Night. Sign up to participate and attend for a night full of laughter and fun.
  • Melbourne, 17 October – AIYA VIC hosts “Suku Mentawai” movie screening as part of ‘watch a film, save a culture’ campaign. Datang dan nontonbareng yuk!
  • Melbourne, 18 October – Join the Language Exchange event to polish your Indonesian skills and perhaps pick up some Aussie slang.
  • Sydney, 24 October – Come to AIYA NSW’s Malam Karier – Indonesian Careers Night, where experts from AFS Intercultural Programs Australia, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, and Telstra will share their experiences followed by Q&A and networking.
  • Mooloolaba, 25 October – AIYA QLD and UniBRIDGE are hosting Language Exchange Night, join this fun event of socialising, networking, ngobrol seru, and free pizza.
  • Perth, 26 October – Grab your tickets to AIYA WA’s upcoming Basa Basi event with Dr Mike Nahan MLA, Leader of the Western Australian Opposition.

Opportunities

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AIYA Links: 6 October

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AIYA Links: 29 September

In the news

On the blog

  • Indonesia is finally catching up with neighbouring countries for academic achievements. However, Universitas Indonesia’s Dicky Palupessy argues that in the 21st century, the science world needs more collaboration than competition (originally published on The Conversation).

Events

  • Melbourne, 30 September – AIYA VIC hosts a BBQ to celebrate AFL Grand Final Day. Nongkrong yuk!
  • Perth, 4 October – Join AIYA WA for a Basa Basi with Mr Bill Johnston MLA, Western Australia’s inaugural Minister for Asian Engagement for lively discussions and hear stories from Bill’s first official trip to Indonesia.
  • Sydney, 3 – 6 October – Be prepared for the real terror! University of Sydney’s Department of Indonesian Studies hosts Indonesian Horror Week, where you can catch movie screenings and attend a talk show with Indonesian horror fiction writer.
  • Sydney, 6 October – Attend Sydney Southeast Asia Centre’s ASEAN Forum with this year’s theme of Women in ASEAN.
  • Sydney, 10 October – Sydney Ideas with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, and the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law present Fighting Corruption in Indonesia: current issues, challenges and prospects with Professor Todung Mulya Lubis, Dr Laode Syarif of KPK, and Professor Simon Butt.
  • Perth, 14 October – Come to the biggest Indonesian cultural event in WA, Kreasi Indonesia – the Spirit of Garuda where you can enjoy tasty Indonesian food, music, dance, and musical drama!
  • Melbourne, Yogyakarta, Adelaide, Jakarta, Denpasar, Brisbane, Darwin, Sydney, 27 September – 7 November – Don’t miss out the upcoming ReelOzInd’s Australia – Indonesia Short Film Festival screenings in select cities across Australia and Indonesia.

Opportunities

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AIYA Links: 22 September

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AIYA Links: 15 September

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