Posted on 8 February, 2019

2019 AIYA Annual

With the Australia-Indonesia relationship continually changing and interest in the relationship wide-ranging, our Chapters have aimed to deliver many different types of events to suit. Language exchanges, sporting days, trivia nights, networking events, academic seminars…you name it, the talented and semangat committee members of our Chapters have endeavoured to showcase the best of the bilateral relationship while also tackling heavy-hitting cultural, political and social topics.

Throughout the year, AIYA, across the two countries has hosted over 300 events and each committee has creatively adapted to challenges faced in their respective states, territories and provinces, and learnt so much along the way.

Download a copy of the 2019 AIYA Annual here

2019 AIYA Survey

AIYA is pleased to present to you the 2019 AIYA Survey. This year’s survey aims to project the voice of young Australians and Indonesians regarding the health and status of the bilateral relationship. AIYA hopes that the results highlight some of the thoughts, feelings and opinions Australians and Indonesians have regarding a variety of topics that feature prominently in the bilateral relationship. 2019 was an important year for AIYA to capture people’s insights as both countries faced some significant milestones, including National elections and the announcement of the intension to ratify a comprehensive economic partnership. With almost too many topics that could be covered a selection of specific initiatives including the New Colombo Plan and the 10 New Balis were focused on as they are initiatives survey respondents may be familiar with.

Download a copy of the 2019 AIYA Survey here →

Submission to the IA-CEPA Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

The focus of this submission is on the perspectives of young Australians and Indonesians engaging with each other within the Australia‐Indonesia relationship.

Half of Indonesia’s population is aged between 18 and 34 years of age. Australia must recognise that youth play an influential role in cultivating trust between Indonesian and Australian politics and society and cultivating people-to-people links.

Download a copy of AIYAs Submission here → 

2018 AIYA Annual

The AIYA Annual 2018 shows the highlights of the past year, where our organisation is now run by over 150 volunteers and hosted over 300 events.
This report also features updates from our twelve Chapters across Australia and Indonesia, who organised language exchange sessions, networking events to movie screenings, as well as an update on our annual NAILA initiative!

2017 AIYA Annual

The AIYA Annual 2017 showcases everything we get up to, with over 120 events run by over 125 volunteers across Australia and Indonesia.
It features updates from our ten most active chapters, who ran everything from sports days and film nights to careers events and debates, as well as an update on our 3rd annual NAILA initiative!

NAILA 2017 Sponsor Wrap-Up

Building from the 2015 and 2016 competitions, NAILA introduced two new award categories: the Junior Executive Award and the Teachers Award. In 2017, our team received a record 133 high-quality video entries in Indonesian.
The theme of this year’s competition was ‘Asal Usul Kita/Saya’ meaning ‘Our/My Origin(s).’ Check out this wrap-up report for detailed information about the winners, judges and more!.

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2017 Submission to Foreign Policy White Paper

AIYA submitted a formal response to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s call for submissions to the Foreign Policy White Paper in 2017. The Foreign Policy White Paper will create a comprehensive framework to guide Australia’s international relationships over the next five to ten years, and is the first of its kind since 2003.

AIYA’s submission presents a series of comprehensive recommendations to deepen and diversify the Australia-Indonesia relationship, and is based in part on the results of the 2016 AIYA Survey.

AIYA’s mission is to advance education relating to the Australia and Indonesia through increased youth engagement.

AIYA asserts that language skills, cross-cultural competency and understanding, and youth initiatives are paramount to developing strong relationships that advance Australia’s national interests in the region.

AIYA submits that the Australian Government should focus on successfully managing relationships and forming mutually beneficial partnerships with countries in the Asian region, with Indonesia being the country that matters most, in forming its foreign policy narrative for the next decade and beyond.

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2016 AIYA Annual

This is our inaugural wrap-up of AIYA’s achievements and highlights of 2016. The AIYA Annual provides an opportunity to showcase the diverse range of engaging activities and initiatives that you may have missed during the year. You will find updates from our chapters around Australia and Indonesia, who have been involved in everything from batik competitions and traditional dance, to debates and career champion speaker sessions.

The Annual also brings you a wrap-up of the year in bilateral relations, as well as a summary of the AIYA Blog’s 2016 highlights and information on our collaborations with partners and affiliates.

Download a copy of the AIYA Annual 2016→


2016 Member Survey

In March-April 2016, AIYA conducted a survey to gain feedback to make AIYA an even better organisation, and ensure we continue representing your views in our mission to connect, inform and inspire Australian and Indonesian young people.

This AIYA Survey Report showcases some interesting trends since our previous 2014 survey, and provides a glimpse of young Australian and Indonesian views on the key issues and policies affecting Australia-Indonesia relationship. AIYA National extends special thanks to Michael Tarn and Admira Nuradzhani for assisting to create a professional and comprehensive survey report.

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2014 Member Survey

Each year AIYA conducts a survey to get our members’ views both about how AIYA is operating and about key policy issues impacting young people involved in the Australia – Indonesia relationship. This report focuses largely on the latter, providing a synopsis of our membership but focusing largely on the views of those members on matters of public policy.

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Submission to Towards 2025: Australia’s Indonesia Strategy in the Asian Century

AIYA prepared a formal submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Indonesia Country Strategy process, a series of documents designed to pick up from the federal government’s 2012 Australia in the Asian Century white paper. The submission was based on the results of a survey of 207 young Australians and Indonesians.

The submission made five key recommendations:

  1. Addressing immigration barriers;
  2. Addressing poor cultural perceptions;
  3. Fostering people-to-people links between young people;
  4. Creating a youth perspective in the bilateral relationship; and
  5. Boosting demand for Indonesia capability through indirect measures.

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Response to the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper

Following the release of the federal government’s Australia in the Asian Century white paper, AIYA prepared a formal response sharing AIYA’s response to the document’s policy direction, and providing specific recommendations for consideration by State and Commonwealth governments. Recommendations focussed on challenges for applicants to the Indonesian work and holiday visa program and poor demand in governments and business for Asia-literate graduates.

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(Response currently unavailable, will be uploaded in due time)

Submission to the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper

AIYA’s formal submission to the Australia in the Asian Century white paper was based on a survey of young Australians and Indonesians, concentrating on issues relating to the Indonesian work and holiday visa program, support for Asia-literate graduates, and opportunities for greater people-to-people engagement.

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Last Updated 10 June 2020.