AIYA Links: 6 October

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AIYA Links: 29 September

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  • 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.

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AIYA Links: 22 September

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AIYA Links: 15 September

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AIYA Links: 8 September

In the News

  • Semarang are starting double-decker bus tours this September.
  • CAUSINDY have announced the delegates for 2017. Check them out here.
  • “Indonesia in the new world: globalisation, nationalism and sovereignty.” Check out the Indonesia Update in the New Mandala.
On the blog
  • The challenges of the Australia-Indonesia relationship are plenty. We feature a wrap-up of AIYA Victoria’s recent Basa-Basi event.
  • A comedy musical drama entitled Oh! Batavia was presented by the Indonesian Students Association (PPIA) in Victoria. Read the wrap-up on the blog!
Events
  • Perth, 9 September: PPIA WA’s hosts Serenata feat. RAN and Kunto Aji!
  • Sydney, 13 September: CAUSINDY alumni and delegates are invited to the pre-departure night. Email Gabriel for more info and to RSVP: gabriel.mukuan@causindy.org
  • Sydney, 14 September: AIYA NSW AGM. See below for details.
  • Brisbane, 28 September: AIYA QLD hosts an Indonesia Opportunities Networking Event. Save the date for this one!
Opportunities
  • Join AIYA NSW! The AGM is coming up on 14 September. Please contact nsw.president@aiya.org.au for details about how to get involved.
  • AIYEP 2017  – Applications are now open for the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) 2017/2018. This core program within the Australia Indonesia Institute is now in its 36th year!
  • Beginners Indonesian course in Sydney! The Workers Education Association Sydney
  • (WEA) will be offering Bahasa Indonesia Beginners Courses, best for students with no previous knowledge of the language and who wish to learnt the language for business travel or everyday use. Courses commence 9 October. https://www.weasydney.com.au/course/INDONESIANBG1AIYEP
  • Join AIYA NSW’s executive committee! Less than 1 week to go – to register your interest please email nsw.president

AIYA Links: 1 September 2017

  • NAILA Submissions close at midnight tonight! Don’t miss your chance to demonstrate your luar biasa skills in Bahasa Indonesia and claim the title as a NAILA awardee for 2017! Apply here. Check out the 2015 and 2016 awardees for some inspiration!
In the News
  • #ICYMI – An ANU play of ‘Sri Ngilang‘ in Bahasa Jawa from back in 2014 has gone viral…again! Be sure to check this one out.
  • Fairfax’s Jewel Topsfield writes about Indonesia’s “deep concern” in Australian investigation of steel rods exported from Indonesia.
  • Listen to Dave McRae and Wayne Palmer Talk Indonesia: Migrant Workers including the current Administration’s long term objectives.
  • Tana Toraja has drawn tourists for their unique burial rituals and perspective on death, but could the new tourism drawing card be coffee?
  • Turnbull continues to seek a high quality free trade agreement with Indonesia but there could be some road blocks.
On the blog
Events
Opportunities
  • Join AIYA NSW! The AGM is coming up on 14 September. Please contact nsw.president@aiya.org.au for details about how to get involved.
  • AIYEP 2017  – Applications are now open for the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) 2017/2018. This core program within the Australia Indonesia Institute is now in its 36th year! 

AIYA Links: 26 August

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  • AIYA member spotlight: Jane Ahlstrand spoke to AIYA about her prolific record of Indonesia engagement. From performing and teaching Balinese dance to appearing on Indonesian television, she has been an avid advocate of cultural engagement and shows no signs of stopping.

Events

Opportunities

  • Calling Young Muslim Leaders for Australian Exchange Program
  • Volunteer apps are now open for the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2017 (UWRF17).
  • Applications close 1 September for ACICIS’ Indonesian Language Short Course 2017/2018 sessions. Details here.

One week left – apply for NAILA now

Apply today for NAILA 2017 – applications have been extended until 1 September for a wide range of categories, including the new categories of a Junior Executive Award, Senior Executive Award, and the Teacher’s Award.

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AIYA Links: 18 August

In the news

  • AIYA member, Jaime Berrill, helps us celebrate Independence day with this short mix of tracks by talented Indonesian artists.
  • In an address to parliament ahead of Thursday’s independence day, President Jokowi said that the country needed to pull together to meet the threat of extremism and safeguard a constitution that enshrines religious freedom and diversity.
  • Three former presidents joined President Jokowi in celebrating Indonesia’s Independence Day at the State Palace.
  • Working towards a culture of respect the Australia-Indonesia Centre’s Helen Fletcher-Kennedy considers modern Australian, Indonesian and Indigenous attitudes.
  • Many Indonesians remember the New Order regime that Suharto led from 1967 to 1998 for corruption and repression, including a brutal campaign of anti-communist purges that historians describe as one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. But in a country where open discussion of his rule remains taboo, the General Suharto Memorial Museum celebrates him as a kindly father and heroic nation-builder. To some, this is a rewriting of history that’s too much to bear.

On the blog

  • What is gamelan jegog? The instrument has been encouraging Australians to visit and experience more than just the common tourist attractions in Bali. Read on for more information from Jane Ahlstrand (originally published on the JembARTan blog).

Opportunities

  • Volunteer apps are now open for the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2017 (UWRF17).
  • Applications close 1 September for ACICIS’ Indonesian Language Short Course 2017/2018 sessions. Details here.

2 Weeks left – apply for NAILA now

Apply today for NAILA 2017 – applications have been extended until 1 September for a wide range of categories, including the new categories of a Junior Executive Award, Senior Executive Award, and the Teacher’s Award.

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AIYA Links: 11 August

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Events

  • Lombok, Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle and Sydney, 11-27 August, Modern Australian jazz meets Indonesian traditional percussion in a tour of the Julian Banks Group feat. Indonesian percussionist Cepi Kusmiadi.

Opportunities

  • Volunteer apps are now open for the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2017 (UWRF17).

Apply for NAILA

Apply today for NAILA 2017 – applications have been extended until 1 September for a wide range of categories, including the new categories of a Junior Executive Award, Senior Executive Award, and the Teacher’s Award.

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AIYA Links: 4 August

In the news

  • Mount Sinabung in north Sumarta erupted on Wednesday, sending clouds of ash and hot smoke 4km high.
  • In the New York Times, read about the fishermen from the small whaling village of Lamalera, in eastern Indonesia, that have been hunting whales for centuries and continue to do so with permission from the Indonesian government. But conservationists are calling for a stricter regulation of this practice.
  • ‘Instagram is driving Indonesia’s wedding wars to dizzying heights.’ Gain an insight to weddings in modern Indonesia in Vice.
  • Facebook will open an office in Jakarta this month, as part of the requirements for its operation in Indonesia.
  • Meet Indonesia’s nudist community (bahasa Indonesia).

On the blog

  • To celebrate the 72nd Independence Day of Indonesia in August, the PPIA Victoria has organised a comedy musical drama called Temu Lawak (Teater Muda Langkah Awal Kemerdekaan). We chat to Kevin Joshua, the project manager of Temu Lawak 2017.
  • This weekend the Indonesia Garudas are heading to Melbourne to join the AFL International Cup from August 5-19 2017.

Events

Opportunities

  • Do you use dwibahasa on social media? An AIYA Masters student is looking for participants in a study investigating language behaviours of using Indonesian and English on social media. Take part in the survey today.
  • Volunteer apps are now open for the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2017 (UWRF17).

Apply for NAILA

Apply today for NAILA 2017 – applications have been extended until 1 September for a wide range of categories, including the new categories of a Junior Executive Award, Senior Executive Award, and the Teacher’s Award.

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