South Australia

The Australia Indonesia Youth Association South Australia (AIYA SA) was established in mid 2013, and currently holds active members from Flinders University, University of Adelaide and University of South Australia, along with several recent graduates and young professionals working throughout South Australia.

AIYA SA has since been able to host a range of exciting and inspiring events including language exchanges, as well as social and networking events.

If you have a keen interest in the Australia-Indonesia relationship and want to be part of AIYA SA then follow us on social media!

Facebook: Australia Indonesia Youth Association – South Australia

Twitter: @AIYA_SA

Feel free to send us an email at sa@aiya.org.au if you have any questions.

Committee Members

Michael McAneney: President

Michael is currently studying a Bachelor of International Studies and a Bachelor of Letters (Indonesian) at Flinders University. He lived in Bandung, West Java for three semesters studying on exchange programs facilitated by ACICIS. While in Bandung, Michael served as treasurer for AIYA Jawa Barat and researched Australia’s influence on Indonesian foreign policy decision making. Much of his interest in international relations is based on the Indonesia-Australia bilateral relationship and he is passionate about building grassroots connections between the Youth of Australia and Indonesia.

Adi Sulistiyanto: Vice President

Adi is a student of politics, philosophy and Indonesian at the University of Adelaide who has studied on exchange at Universtias Gadjah Mada and Universitas Katolik Parahyangan. Alongside his studies Adi has interned at Migrant Care Jakarta, served as a delegate to the New Colombo Plan Yogyakarta Youth Leaders’ Conference and worked on the marketing team at Indofest Adelaide. As vice president, his vision is to keep AIYA a fun and productive way for Australians and Indonesians to make friends and discover new possibilities.

Krystal Buckle: Secretary/Communications Officer

Krystal studies Media/International Studies at The University of Adelaide and has just returned from an exchange in Yogyakarta. Her academic interests lie in intercultural dialogue within the media. She is especially passionate about the development of media literacy within the Indo-Pacific and capacity building for journalists. Through AIYA, Krystal hopes to strengthen the development of meaningful ties between young Australians and Indonesians. In her spare time she likes to drink milky tea while watching Korean Drama. She hopes to return to Indonesian soon to reignite her love for martabak manis (keju coklat).

Darmianti Razak: Treasurer

Darmianti Razak is a Marketing student at The University of Adelaide. Studying in Australia is her childhood dream, and now the dream comes true since she decided to continue her Master Degree in Adelaide. She’s actively contributed in Indonesia-Australia Student Association in South Australia and participated in some volunteer activities in Australia. Darmianti has a strong passion to promote Indonesian culture in the foreign country, especially Australia. She came from Makassar, the capital city of South Sulawesi. Makassar is the largest city in East Indonesia and considered as the centre of the Eastern Indonesia. Her aims to increase the relationship between Australia-Indonesia in the Eastern Indonesia motivates her to involved more in some activities which can bring a positive impact for both Australian and Indonesian. She firmly believes that AIYA can enhance the bond between Indonesia-Australia bilateral relationship, especially for the young generation.

Last Updated 22 November 2017.