On April 17, Indonesia,
the world’s third most populous democracy is holding simultaneous presidential
and legislative elections for the first time. Check out this amazing digital
infographic which highlights why Indonesian elections are unlike any other in
In the third debate ahead of Indonesia’s
presidential election the two vice-presidential candidates discussed
employment, education, health and socio-cultural issues. Yet neither
talked about how Indonesia would better protect Indonesian domestic migrant workers.
KTP, a short film by Yogyakarta filmmakers,
has been a favourite on social media since its release in 2016. Spiced up
with the ironic and piercing wit of Yogyakarta’s intellectual scene, it
provides fascinating insight into the difficulties of religious pluralism
in Indonesia. Read Avery Morrow’s review here.
On the blog
Member Spotlight – It’s time learn more about the lives of those
behind AIYA. This week, meet
AIYA Yogyakarta Sport Officer, Anggara Tegar!
TONIGHT – AIYA Jakarta are holding a Language Exchange at the Den of Kalaha from 6:30pm. Discounts on
food and drink available for AIYA members. Come along!
April – AIYA SA play futsal every Monday night at Flinders Uni. Message
them via the FB page if you’re keen to join in.
10 April – The AIYA SA family will be joining the Indo-Pacific
potluck at Flinders next week. If you’re an Australia Awards Scholar,
New Colombo Plan recipient or just someone from and/or interested in the
Indo-Pacific region, this event is for you. It’s free, just bring a plate
of food to share.
14 April – Join AIYA SA for their last event before the break – hiking at
Craigieburn Farm. They’ll also ngopi (get coffee) afterwards. Ikut yuk – FB
April – AIYA Queensland are finally kicking off 2019 with their Annual
General Meeting. Come along to local Indonesian restaurant Sendok Garpu to
have your say in the future of AIYA Queensland and even join their
committee! There will be free Indonesian coffee for AIYA members – you can
also sign up to be a member on the day! RSVP on the FB event.
15 April – Australia Indonesia Business Council (QLD) and Griffith Asia
Institute will be hosting this FREE event on the Indonesian Presidential
and Parliamentary elections entitled “What do we need to know, and
why do we need to know it?” Places are limited so please register soon through this
April – Macquarie University are pleased to invite you to a Guest Lecture
on “Health Reform across the World; Regional Issues of Health Policy,
Management and Systems Reform”, 2 – 4pm. The lecture will feature leading
Australian experts from Macquarie University. Please register online by 7
April 2019 via this link (early registration essential).
Makassar, 12 April – Don’t miss this opportunity to attend AIYA
East Indonesia’s Sharing Session on Working Holiday Visas (WHV). Rismawati
Natsir (WHV granted 2019) will speak at the session, from 6.30pm – 9.00pm
at BaKTI hall. Head to the Instagram for more
Melbourne, March 22 – April
10 – The Indonesian Film
Festival (IFF) is the most prominent celebration of Indonesian cinema in
Australia. Held annually, it aims to promote the appreciation of
Indonesian culture in Australia, as well as raising international
awareness of the burgeoning Indonesian film culture. Check
out the films and dates here!
Melbourne, 10 April– Come to AIYA Vic’s LX every Wednesday at 6pm,
RMIT Building 80.
Melbourne, 8 April – Attend
the ‘Networking Evening with Indonesian Tech: Start-ups, Scale-ups &
Innovators’. AIBC VIC, Flinders University New Venture Institute and
Australia Awards invite you to join them for an evening with 25
CEOs/Co-Founders of Indonesian tech companies and representatives of
Indonesian innovation hubs, accelerators, and the relevant Indonesian
Ministries. Click here to register for the event!
17 April – What
are the big policy questions Australians should consider before they vote?
The Grattan Institute is hosting a Policy Pitch Event entitled ‘Federal
Election 2019: Big ideas for Australia’s next government’ at the State
Library of Victoria. Register your attendance here.
Perth, 8 April – The
Australia-Indonesia Centre, The University of Western Australia Public
Policy Institute, and Australia Indonesia Business Council invite you to
‘Indonesia Votes 2019: State of the Race & Future of Bilateral Trade
Ties’. Please note registration is essential
as space is limited.
Sydney, 9 April – This year will be the first time a
presidential and general election has been held on the same day in
Indonesia. Hosted by SSEAC and AIYA NSW, join the expert panel the week
before the election to learn more about the key issues at stake for
Indonesia and our region. The panel session will be followed by an
extended Q&A session with the audience. Register here!
Sydney, 27 & 28 April – One of our very own AIYA members, Vania has
collaborated with fellow Indonesian artists in showcasing Peranakan
Culture and Diaspora. They are having their first exhibition on 27 &
28 April in Sydney and invite all to attend, particularly young
Indonesians with Peranakan (Chinese ancestry) Check out the flyer & website to learn more about The
Yogyakarta, 7 April – Feel like going for a jog? Join AIYA Yogya from 7am @ Wisdom Park, UGM for some early
Yogyakarta, 9 April – AIYA Yogya will host RRI
Pro 2 Futsal from 5 – 7pm every Tuesday. It is 15k for members
and 20k for non-members. Check out the video to see just how fun
futsal is! #YukOlahraga!
AIYA QLD is having their AGM on 6 April
where they will elect a brand new committee. Apply for any one of the
following positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer,
Events Officers (Education, Sports, Socio Cultural). To apply for a
must be an AIYA member and if you have questions feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jangan lupa, there is still time to register
for the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program – the deadline has
been extended to 8 April! The program is a three month leadership program
for 15 social entrepreneurs from ASEAN and Australia, including a 8-day
intensive in Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta and Singapore between 10-17 August
2019. The theme this year is “smart cities”. For more information
about the program and how to apply, please
visit the website.
The ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth
Partnership are looking for savvy, driven and skilled young people to
join the Forum Executive Team of the ASEAN Australia Young Leaders Forum
(AAYLF). Applicants should be 18 to 29 years old and should be a citizen
of Australia or an ASEAN Member State. Applications for these roles close
7 April at 11:59 (GMT+7). Learn more about the roles.
Deadline extended! Nominations for the 2019
Australia Indonesia Awards are open until 30 April 2019. Name a
hardworking person you know who is committed to building Australia
Indonesia relations. Categories this year are, women’s sport,
technology/training and arts & entertainment. Nominate
Interested in studying and
interning in Indonesia for six months? Applications for ACICIS semester-long programs running in Semester 2, 2019, in
agriculture, science, business, law, field studies & international
relations, close 15 April. Up to $8,000 New Colombo Plan grants are
available for eligible students.
Keen to finally learn
Indonesian? The WEA INDONESIAN BEGINNERS 1 Course starts on Monday
April 29 at 5.30pm. Courses take place in the CBD close to the Town Hall
station. WEA is the only non profit organisation that provides an
Indonesian Beginners Course for Adults in NSW. Enrol now!
The Australian Consulate-General Bali
is hosting an Island Tourism Forum in Lombok 29-30 April 2019. Participants
will have an opportunity to share and discuss tourism development,
sustainability and stakeholder engagement. The Forum will bring together
government, academia, business, NGOs and communities to share experiences,
encourage partnerships and explore investment and commercial possibilities
through keynote speaker presentations, panel discussions, workshops and
networking opportunities. Express your
Registrations for UNSW’s Women
in Asia Conference, ‘Women in an Era of Anti-Elitism: Responding to
the Challenge of Rising Populism and its Threat to Gender Inclusivity’,
June 21 to 23, close 20 April. Register here to attend. You can also
volunteer at the event!
Volunteers required! FBBI 2019 is the Festival Bahasa
dan Budaya Indonesia 2019 and aims to celebrate and share Indonesian
language and culture with high-school students across Victoria. The need
volunteers to present at the four workshops being held from March – May
across Warrnambool, Wodonga, Melbourne City or Clayton. To register your
interest, click here.
Saksara Research is
currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified
graduates to join its field research team in East Java (Surabaya based).
Research Assistant positions are for a one month contract, with the
possibility for an extension. Information about how to apply for this opportunity
is available in the position description.
The Indonesia Council Open Conference
is calling for papers and panel submissions. The conference will be held 19 – 21 November 2019 at ANU.
Deadline for submissions is 1 June. Submit your abstracts here!
Australia Awards Scholarships for Master’s and PhD degrees have officially
opened and close on 30 April 2019. If you dream about studying in
Australia with a full scholarship, apply online here. Applicants must also
complete an Additional Information for Online Application.
If you have any questions regarding the applications, please contact the
Australia Awards in Indonesia office via WhatsApp – +62 81289804911,
Phone – +62 21 5277648 or email. For further information, please click here.
The City of Melbourne is calling on
innovators, entrepreneurs, students and community members to take part in
Open Innovation Competition 2019. Submissions open 7 March and close 18
April 2019. One of the major prizes includes a trip to the Bandung
Institute of Technology. Follow the competition here.
Call for Volunteers at Indofest 2019, South
Australian-Indonesian Association of South Australia Inc. (AIASA) is
looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to assist in the 2019
Indofest event on Sunday, 28 April 2019 at Victoria Square (South side).
The committee will provide take-away lunch on the day, and a certificate
of acknowledgment should you require one. If you are interested in
volunteering, please fill out the expression of interest form here.
The Provincial Government of East
Kalimantan has collaborated with Australia Awards in Indonesia,
Mulawarman University, and the University of Adelaide to provide a
Split-Site Master’s Scholarship Program for high school and vocational
school English teachers in East Kalimantan, for the academic year of
2019-2021. For more information on the scholarship’s procedures, requirements,
and timeline, click here. Applications close 17 May