AIYA Links: 16 July

Posted on 16 July, 2021

Kedutaan Besar Australia Jakarta dan Konsulat Jenderal Australia Makassar mengadakan tur publik virtual pameran Museum Nasional Australia, Yidaki: Didjeridu and the Sound of Australia. Tur ini adalah bagian dari Pekan NAIDOC 2021. Penonton dapat menelusuri sejarah orang Yolŋu dan hubungannya dengan para pelaut Sulawesi Selatan.

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  • Being multicultural has been a blessing for both Australia and Indonesia. However, at times one has to stop and take a look at the diverse environment around, since some people who grew up in multiethnic families, such as myself have taken the concept of multiculturalism for granted and thus subconsciously underappreciated it. To know more about Victor Koespramanto’s reflection titled “Being multiethnic, only sky is the limit”, go to this link here


  • AIYA NAIDOC Week Events! The AIYA NAIDOC Committee have worked tocontruct and host some events in celebration:
    • First Nations Book Club has its inaugural launch this year, it promotes the importance of incorporating Indigenous perspectives into the work we do in building the Australia-Indonesia relationship. Meet bi-monthly to read a diverse range of books by Indigenous Australian authors. Sign-up here.
    • Trivia Night (NAIDOC Week 2021) is hosted by AIYA Kumpul Team and AIYA Jakarta. This is a fun and interesting event for paid members only. Register here.
    • As Worlds Divide is a feature documentary around the lives of indigenous tribes in Mentawai, Indonesia and their struggle to retain connection with their land and culture. AIYA National & partners are proud to present an Australia-wide film screening of As Worlds Divide. Click to find where your local screening is here.
  • JOIN AIYA ON DISCORD! AIYA would like to cordially invite you to join our new Discord, an online group-chatting platform. We will be using Discord a digital hub for AIYA activities including:
    • FLEX – our online language exchange is shifting over to Discord from UniBridge
    • Games nights – AIYA will be hosting casual and impromptu gatherings on Discord
    • Ngobrol santai – any AIYA member will be able to join and chat with other members whenever you want.
  • JOIN AIYA IN-PERSON LANGUAGE EXCHANGE! LX is back in multiple locations across Australia. Connect, chill, and converse with like-minded youth, meet new friends and engage in cross-cultural exchange. In-person language exchange is on:
    • WA: Every Wednesday fortnight, 6 PM, Old Shanghai Northbridge. Follow @aiya_wa on Instagram or Facebook for more info. 
  • 17 July AIYA NTT Inspirational Talk is happening at 4pm WITA / 6pm AEST. The speakers will share their experience in the youth activism space. Register here.
  • 19 – 26 July Jakarta Independent Film Festival (JIFF) is hosting an online film screening for its official selections. Check this page here to access the festival for free.
  • 21 – 22 July UGM & UniMelb will host a mini-conference consisting of a series of round table panel discussions to enhance bilateral partnerships and shared knowledge, experiences and insights. This is designed for Indonesian and Australian academic, policy maker and practitioner audiences. Register here.
  • 22 July Alumni Mental Health is hosting a Webinar on “The Importance of Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Strategies for Maintaining Resilience” featuring Australian psychologist Ms Chris Clay. Register here.
  • 30 July IS4 (ndonesia Social Science Seminar Series) is hosting a webinar on “The consequences of child marriage in Indonesia” at 10AM AEST. Register here.
  • 10 August Trade Organic is hosting an online Export Masterclass that is being delivered in collaboration with a number of industry experts, including Export Connect and Asialink, at 11am-2pm AEST. Secure your spot here.
  • 12 August Generation Asia Young Leaders Forum is a half-day forum to understand how we can work within these new parameters to reshape our Asia engagement, “level up” our digital engagement, and foster deep and long-lasting connections to the region. The forum commences at 11am AEST. Register here.
  • 27 August Asialink is hosting a talk “The Rise of Women in Diplomacy” to unpack the challenges faced by Australian women in international diplomacy and public service. Sue Boyd, one of only four female Australian ambassadors in the world, will be presenting at 10.45am-12pm AEST in Sydney Myer Asia Centre, UniMelb. Register here.
  • 7-9 September – RDI UREF x SUAKA is inviting you to join the Forced Displacement & Urban Management Conference. The Conference focuses on the theme of Right of the City, Space and Place, and Beyond Resettlement. More details here.
  • 29 September ‘Citizens of the World: Indonesian Studies in Australia’ is an international conference (webinar) hosted by Melbourne University that will bring together Language, Culture and Area Studies experts as well as the broader Indonesia and Southeast Asia-interested community. Together, they will engage in a critical dialogue about past, current and future directions in Indonesian studies. Register here.
  • Bali Beat – Established in March 2020, The Bali Beat gathers together the biggest news and each day’s COVID-19 data on the Island of the Gods Subscribe. Follow Bali’s latest articles here
  • Suara Indonesia Dance is hosting online Indonesian dance classes via Zoom. They’re held on Friday nights between 6:30pm-7:30pm AEST. All ages and levels are welcome. Read more and book via Paypal here.
  • Kremes Podcast provides lovers of Australia and Indonesia with a chance to listen to a range of Aus-Indo topics from casual chats about our shared cross-cultural experiences to more informative discussions like tips on living/studying/working in Australia. Listen here


  • NAILA 2021 competition is now open. With the theme ‘Travel’ or ‘Bepergian’ with 7 categories open to anyone from Kindergarten all the way to professionals. Make sure to submit your application by 31 August. More info here.
  • AASYP is hosting Digital Dialogues focusing on Gender & Diversity, Green Recovery, and Emerging Economies. Selected delegates will learn from regional experts, develop policy making skills, and build people-to-people networks from across the region. Apply by 25 July here
  • Do you have a great Indonesia-Australia business development idea that needs connecting and support? Submit your ideas to Katalis through its business portal here. Proposals can be submitted all year, and will be subject to approval from the governments of Indonesia and Australia. 
  • Katalis is looking for individuals to join their panel of experts across a range of sectors to maximise the implementation of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA). Check out the opportunity here, closes on 25 July.
  • ANU is inviting applications from Indigenous scholars from Australia or the Asia-Pacific region. Early-career researchers with a research agenda to work in the School of Culture, History and Language are welcome to apply by 1 August. More info here.
  • Sydney Southeast Asia Centre is hiring Postdoctoral Research Associates to work on topics related to economic and social development; environment and resources; health; heritage and the arts; state; and society—in any Southeast Asian country. Applicants must have held their PhDs for no more than 4 years as of 30 June 2021. Apply by 3 August here.
  • ANU Bell School is offering two postdoctoral fellowships to early career researchers with innovative research agendas in the fields of political science, international relations, strategic studies or a related discipline. Apply here before 8 August.
  • AIYA Jakarta IGTV Contest with the theme “A Moment To Express: How Do You Express Your Independence?” is receiving submissions until 9 August. The 3 best videos will receive special prizes! Visit their IG page here for more info.
  • New Naratif, a movement for democracy, freedom of information, and freedom of expression in Southeast Asia, is hiring Democracy Researcher, Migration Reporter, and Operations Manager. Apply here.
  • Asia Options has two vacant positions; Marketing Specialist and Country Correspondent Roles to join the team. See here for more info.
  • Ruth Daroesman Graduate Study Grant is accepting applications. The award aims to encourage research on topics relating to Indonesia to be undertaken by students enrolled in a postgraduate degree at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. More info here. Apply by 25 July.
  • ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition and Festival are now open and accepting film submissions. Films must be no longer than 10 minutes, made within the last 24 months and related to the 2021 theme, koneksi/connection. Submissions close Aug 1, read more here.
  • Monash University Indonesia Scholarships (x 25) are being awarded to domestic Indonesian students who have a full course offer, or are enrolled in English Bridging. These Inaugural Welcome Scholarships to the first intake of enrolled high-achieving students who will be ambassadors for Monash. Apply by 1 Aug here.
  • AVI (Australian Volunteers International) is accepting Expression of Interest to join its Board. AVI is a not for profit company that enables people to create change through sharing and exchanging skills, experience, knowledge, and building relationships between people and cultures. Apply by August 13 here.
  • ReelOzInd! 2021 is receiving submissions for the sixth Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition until 1 August. Read the guideline here and submit your film here. Get a chance to win AUD15,000 prize pool!
  • AIYEP (Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program) 2021 is receiving applications from Australian youth aged between 21-25 years. Managed by DFAT and Value Learning, AIYEP combines online learning; a business internship, language skills, access to Australian-Indonesian experts and opportunities to build on your intercultural skills in this comprehensive 7-week program. Send your applications here by 20 September.
  • Lakoat Kujawas is calling for proposals for art residency program 2021-2022! The community of Taiftob Village, Mollo, NTT is open for collaboration with interdisciplinary artists and food activists. More info here.
  • Jakarta Independent Film Festival (JIFF) welcomes submissions from independent filmmakers from around the world for the 2021 Edition. Check out the rules and regulations here.
  • Palladium is seeking an Education Consultant to work on their INOVASI program who will support the Ministry of Education and Culture by contributing to writing or the development of curriculum related documents, academic/research papers, reviews, guides, and other related documents. Apply here
  • Australian Volunteers is temporarily suspending overseas placements but are continuing to support partner organisations through remote volunteering. If you’re interested in volunteering in-country then check-out a range of opportunities here.
  • OnlinePajak is looking for a Senior Product Analysis and Google Analytics, a Fullstack Engineer, and a Python Developer. These positions are based in Australia and have flexible working arrangements.
  • Have you got some stories to share about Southeast Asia? Pitch an idea to The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre. SSEAC is looking for a breadth of disciplinary focus including history, law, political science, agriculture, medicine, among others. For more info click here.
  • Inside Indonesia publishes original pieces on a wide range of political, social, environmental, and cultural issues in Indonesia. They accept articles from a diverse range of people who have an interest in Indonesia. To find out how to contribute, click here. 

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