AIYA Links: 29 September
In the news
- Over 100,000 people have been evacuated amid warnings from the increasingly active Mount Agung in Bali.
- SBS Radio Services Review has been finalised and according to its latest results, the number of arrivals increased from 1,634 to 3,882, signified a 137.6% change between 2005 and 2015. From 67,917 Indonesian speakers,78.4% Indonesian speakers were born in Indonesia, followed by Australia (19.1%). Find out more on Indonesian speakers in Australia demographics via the interactive SBS Census Explorer.
- Indonesians are bonding more deeply with Melbourne, through football and the Krakatoas. Check out Inside Indonesia’s latest story on footy, culture, and finding community.
On the blog
- Indonesia is finally catching up with neighbouring countries for academic achievements. However, Universitas Indonesia’s Dicky Palupessy argues that in the 21st century, the science world needs more collaboration than competition (originally published on The Conversation).
- Melbourne, 30 September – AIYA VIC hosts a BBQ to celebrate AFL Grand Final Day. Nongkrong yuk!
- Perth, 4 October – Join AIYA WA for a Basa Basi with Mr Bill Johnston MLA, Western Australia’s inaugural Minister for Asian Engagement for lively discussions and hear stories from Bill’s first official trip to Indonesia.
- Sydney, 3 – 6 October – Be prepared for the real terror! University of Sydney’s Department of Indonesian Studies hosts Indonesian Horror Week, where you can catch movie screenings and attend a talk show with Indonesian horror fiction writer.
- Sydney, 6 October – Attend Sydney Southeast Asia Centre’s ASEAN Forum with this year’s theme of Women in ASEAN.
- Sydney, 10 October – Sydney Ideas with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, and the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law present Fighting Corruption in Indonesia: current issues, challenges and prospects with Professor Todung Mulya Lubis, Dr Laode Syarif of KPK, and Professor Simon Butt.
- Perth, 14 October – Come to the biggest Indonesian cultural event in WA, Kreasi Indonesia – the Spirit of Garuda where you can enjoy tasty Indonesian food, music, dance, and musical drama!
- Melbourne, Yogyakarta, Adelaide, Jakarta, Denpasar, Brisbane, Darwin, Sydney, 27 September – 7 November – Don’t miss out the upcoming ReelOzInd’s Australia – Indonesia Short Film Festival screenings in select cities across Australia and Indonesia.
Disty is AIYA National’s Director of Communications. Loves kopi Makassar, tempe, and angkot stickers.