AIYA VIC: Young Professionals Networking Night (Member exclusive event)

PWC and AIBCAIYA Victoria is proud to present a exciting young professionals networking night in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Australia-Indonesia Business Council (AIBC). The event will showcase a great panel of speakers each of whom will share their unique insights as a professionals working between Australia and Indonesia and the challenges and rewards that presents.

If you are a current AIYA Victoria member, you will have received an email with your invitation.

If you are not yet an AIYA Victoria member or your membership has expired and would like to attend you will be required to become an AIYA member to receive an invitation. To avoid delays in the distribution of the invitation please send a screenshot of your membership payment confirmation (from PayPal) to, ccing

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If you are a member of another AIYA chapter and would like attend please send an email to the above addresses and you will receive one asap.

Once you have received your invitation please RSVP as soon as possible as numbers are limited.

AIYA, PwC and AIBC look forward to seeing you at the event.

Check out the Facebook page to see who’s coming:

AIYA Victoria Q&A: The Role of the Media in Australia-Indonesia Relations

AIYA Victoria, with the support of The Australia-Indonesia Centre and ISLA Melbourne University, are proud to present a panel discussion on the media relationship between Indonesia and Australia. The event will be held Thursday 13 August at Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Level 1, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne, 761 Swanston Street, Parkville.

Their discussion will focus on media representations of Indonesia and Australia and how the media influences the relationship between the two countries. Discussion will investigate the personal and professional relationships that develop between journalists from both countries to better understand how Indonesians and Australians can learn from one another. The panel will also discuss what the role of the media should be in promoting stronger bilateral ties.

Panel includes:

Paul Ramadge – Director, Australia-Indonesia Centre (Moderator)

Helen Brown – Senior Journalist & Former Indonesia Correspondent, ABC News

Michael Bachelard – Investigations Editor & Former Indonesia Correspondent, Fairfax Media

Ross Tapsell – Lecturer in Asian Studies School of Culture, History & Language & Author of “By-Lines, Balibo, Bali Bombings: Australian Journalists in Indonesia”, The Australian National University

Sastra Wijaya – Southeast Asia Editor, ABC International/ Australia Plus Indonesia

Nasya Bahfen – Senior lecturer in the School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University

Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start.

Admission is $5 for the general public, or free for exisiting AIYA Victoria members. Please purchase your tickets online prior to the event. Attendance is limited to 100 people only, so get in quick! Book your place now:

Kongkow Bareng with AIYA Victoria

This weekend, AIYA representatives from around Australia and Indonesia are heading to Melbourne for our annual planning weekend.

As part of the program, we’re hosting we’re hosting an evening of food, drinks and fun this Saturday night — and you’re invited!

Register through Facebook →

Kongkow is Indonesian slang for meeting up — and that’s exactly what we’re here to do! We’ll be at the Clyde Hotel in Cardigan St, Carlton from 7.30pm this Saturday, November 1.

To take part, just RSVP through Facebook by this coming Thursday, October 30.

AIYA Victoria Basa Basi: Professor Tim Lindsey

AIYA Basa-Basi is a free speaker series that provides young people with a unique opportunity to connect with experts in the Australia-Indonesia relationship.

The series allows AIYA members and friends to be informed, inspired and connected with key figures that have the power to lend a hand to the next generation’s actors and thinkers.

AIYA Victoria is excited to announce part two in our speaker series on the 28th of May, featuring guest speaker Professor Tim Lindsey!

Tim Lindsey is one of the most prominent figures of the Australia-Indonesian relationship. He is the Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law and the Director of the Centre for Islamic Law and Society at Melbourne University, and the Chair of the Australia Indonesia Institute. He researches and teaches Indonesian and Islamic law, and has completed a PhD thesis in Indonesian Studies. Professor Lindsey is a regular face in the Australian media including the ABC, The Age and more, providing expert opinion on matters of the Australia-Indonesia relationship, and increasing awareness about Indonesian issues.

Professor Lindsey is a strong supporter of AIYA, and is looking forward to meeting the next generation of Indonesianists to share his knowledge and expertise. He hopes to inspire young people to pursue careers in the Indonesia-Australia relationship and share his advice and experiences with the group.

AIYA will provide an informal environment for an engaging question and answer discussion. The audience is encouraged to contribute to the conversation and voice their thoughts on the topics at hand.

After the event, drinks and snacks will be served, giving the audience an opportunity to meet new people and network with like-minded individuals, or just catch up with their AIYA friends.

We look forward to seeing you on the night!