AIYA Links: 7 June 2019
In the news
- While a reset of the China relationship will be a primary focus for PM Scott Morrison as he reviews our international relations agenda, Indonesia must also be a priority. And, Mr Morrison and President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo have something in common: both leaders have within a month, each won their respective national elections.
- Indonesian President Joko Widodo has expressed his intention to appoint young professionals to his next Cabinet, as he keeps reminding the nation about the potential of its young generation and the importance of adapting to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
- Indonesia’s post-election violence highlights the tension over the place of Islam in the democracy and what is now a deep rift in the country’s politics.
- During Ramadan — the holy month for Indonesia’s Muslim majority — news about soaring food prices dominates headlines. A hot topic during the election campaign, food prices will soon be a real battle for the government.
- For the past year, the waste of the world has been gathering on the shores of south-east Asia. But not for much longer it seems. A pushback is beginning, as nations across Southeast Asia including Indonesia vow to send the garbage back to where it came from.
- Television journalist Najwa Shihab will join the panel of judges of ReelOzInd! 2019, the Australia-Indonesia short film competition and festival. Najwa, who founded digital content platform Narasi TV, is known for talk show Mata Najwa (Najwa’s Eyes) in which she interviews guests from various backgrounds.
- In a video, uploaded by Youtuber ide indonesia, you can hear 101 different Indonesian accents spanning from Aceh to Papua, demonstrating in another way, just how diverse Indonesia really is.
- Adelaide, 10 June – AIYA SA play futsal every Monday night at Flinders Uni. Message them via the FB page if you’re keen to join in.
- Canberra, 15 June – The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia will host an Open House event at the Embassy this week to mark the end of Ramadan ‘Idul Fitri (Eid-al-Fitr)’. *LINK
- Hobart, 14 June – AIYA Tas is hosting Language Exchange at Smolt Kitchen, West Hobart from 6pm.
- Melbourne, 12 June – Come to AIYA Vic’s LX every Wednesday at 6pm, RMIT Building 80.
- Sydney, 5 – 28 June – Emerging visual Indonesian artist Jayanto Damanik Tan (born in Indonesia and based in Australia) is displaying his interactive performance installation, ‘Ritual Everywhere But Nowhere’ that explores the identity and politics of diaspora at Gallery 4. More details here.
- Sydney, 8 June – The Indonesian Consulate General is hosting an open house to celebrate Idul Fitri, from 11am – 3pm. See the flyer here.
- Sydney, 15 June – Celebrate the election of Joko Widodo and running mate Maruf Amin, accompanied with food, music and a cultural show at the Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville, from 12pm. Register your attendance.
- Sydney, 17 June – AIBC NSW invite you to join the ASEAN Business Councils and Dentons for an informative panel discussion and networking evening that will focus on the impact, opportunities and challenges of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between Australia and the ASEAN region. Register here.
- Sydney, 18 August – Indonesian Diaspora Network NSW would like to invite you to celebrate harmony in Indonesian Independence together through Walking in Harmony: Gerak Jalan Bersama 2019. The event is supported by Consulate General of Indonesia Sydney, BKPM, as well as all Indonesian communities across New South Wales. Learn more about the event.
- How do we protect against fake news and protect democracy in the digital era? Applications are open for the Australia Awards Democratic Resilience – Digital and Media Literacy Short Term Award. This is a fully funded scholarship. Applications close on the 9 June 2019. For more information and to apply, visit the Australia Awards website now.
- The Victorian Government Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is recruiting Strategic Advisor, Southeast Asia (full time). The position is based in Jakarta, Indonesia and is open to Indonesian nationals and/or applicants with Indonesian working rights. Applications close at midnight on 10 June 2019 AEST. Apply now.
- In partnership with Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, one of Australia’s leading literary and culture magazines Kill Your Darlings is shining a spotlight on Indonesian voices through the 2019 Kill Your Darlings Indonesian Showcase. They are accepting pitches and submissions for essays, commentary, memoirs, cultural criticism and short fiction writing. Pitches or writing can be submitted here (the page also contains all relevant information). Submissions close 10 June.
- Registrations are open to attend the Bahasa for Summer Sociopreneur & Cultural Workshop 2019, a two week MBA UNPAR program where students learn Bahasa Indonesia and social entrepreneurial skills, being held in Late July. Open until 10 June 2019. Find out more now!
- ACICIS Yogyakarta is hiring a Program Assistant (PA). This is an entry-level position and would suit a university graduate with an interest in Education, Cultural Studies, Australian-Indonesia relations. An interest in Creative Arts and Design would be an advantage. Open to Indonesian nationals only. Applications close on Tuesday 11 June 2019. For more information, please view the position description.
- Suara Indonesia Dance is also looking for volunteers for their upcoming event, ASYIK on 22 June 2019, from 8 – 3am. Volunteer positions involve stage managing, kids managing, ushers, crafts table, set up/pack down and merchandise. If you’re interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is seeking a Senior Political Researcher (Security, Maritime and Islamic Affairs). It is a full-time, 12 month position, based in Jakarta with possibility of extension. This vacancy will close on 16 June 2019 at 11.30 (Jakarta Time). Apply here.
- The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is seeking a Protocol Assistant. It is a full-time, ongoing position, based in Jakarta. This vacancy will close on 16 June 2019 at 11.30 (Jakarta Time). Apply here.
- Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre will have their 2019 Conference entitled, ‘Chinese Indonesians: Identities and Histories’ on 1 – 3 October. Early bird registration closes 30 June 2019. Register now.
- Would you like to be a part of the 38th Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP)? Applications for Aussie participants in AIYEP38 are now open until 16 June 2019! Check out the website for information on how to apply!
- Applications for Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships for Semester 2, 2020 will open in June 2019. If you’re interested in applying, register your interest to know once applications open.
- DFAT has launched their iSAY Essay Competition aimed at promoting understanding of the many ways that trade has benefited Australia and the world. There are three categories: Australian High School Students, Australian University Students and ASEAN University Students. Winners will have the opportunity to be published in DFAT’s flagship online and print magazine, business envoy. More information can be found on their website. Submit your application by 11:59pm AEST Friday 28 June 2019 by email to: email@example.com.
- Applications for ACICIS’ Professional Practica close 1 July! Placements available in Agriculture, Law, Business, Creative Arts & Design, Sustainable Tourism, Journalism & Development Studies. Study and intern in Indonesia in Summer 2020. $3,000 New Colombo Plan grants are available for eligible students.
- The New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program provides opportunities for Australian undergraduate students to undertake semester-based study and internships or mentorships in 40 participating Indo-Pacific locations. Applications from nominated students open on 16 July and close on 14 August 2019. Students interested in the program are advised to contact their international liaison office. Learn more here!
- ReelOzInd! 2019 is open for submissions! Take part in another spectacular tour of Indonesian and Australian storytelling and creativity. Filmmakers, aspiring filmmakers and anyone who can get their hands on video recording device are invited to submit a film of 10 minutes duration or less, in keeping with the theme ‘berubah/change’. Baca lebih lanjut dalam Bahasa Indonesia. Submit here before 16 August!
- Registration is now open for the 2019 Indonesia Update, to be held on 6 – 7 September 2019! This is an annual conference held at the Australian National University and will be discussing the quality of Indonesian democracy. Click on the link for more information on how to register for this amazing event.
- Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.
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