In Indonesia’s most protracted labour dispute
in modern history, ethnic Papuan mechanical engineer Timotius Kambu, after
suffering an unfair dismissal by Freeport Indonesia, has fought resolutely
to reclaim his rights and dignity for almost 20 years.
This week AIYA contributor, Isabel, shares her
opinion about the importance of Australia-Indonesia
relationship and how it can be beneficial to you.
AIYA Tasmania just launched their Instagram
page. Be sure to check it out and follow
Adelaide, 22 April – AIYA SA play futsal every Monday night at
Flinders Uni. Message them via the FB page if you’re keen to join in.
April – Indofest-Adelaide is a vibrant community festival celebrating all
things Indonesian. Hosted by Australia Indonesia Association SA (AIASA), Indofest-Adelaide is a day filled with music and
dance performances, food stalls, handicrafts and cooking demonstrations!
This is a day which is surely not to be missed – check out the promo video here.
Canberra, 3 May – AIA is conducting a Trivia Night at the
Kingston Hotel starting at 6pm. The Trivia questions will cover both
Australian and Indonesian questions. Book now.
Jakarta, 20 April – Don’t miss a badminton session with AIYA Jakarta at
Grand Badminton Kuningan, 6:30 – 9pm!
Melbourne, 24 April– Come to AIYA Vic’s LX every Wednesday at 6pm,
RMIT Building 80.
Melbourne, 30 April – Join AIYA Victoria for a post-Indonesian
election panel discussion ‘Basa Basi’ event at the Australia-Indonesia
Centre, Monash Caulfield. Please see their FB
for more details.
Sydney & Melbourne, 26
& 29 April – Indonesia
is poised to dominate the digital economy in Southeast Asia by 2025. If
you’re keen to find out how Blibli.com, one of the local players in
Indonesia will play their part in this, attend one of two ‘Blitalk’
sessions being held in Sydney (26 April) and Melbourne (29 April). Register your attendance now.
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
Check out the flyer & website to learn more about The
Sydney, 2 May – The Lowy Institute is holding a panel
discussion on “The Indonesian Election: The Aftermath” featuring experts
Prof. Michelle Ford, Assoc. Prof. Melissa Crouch and Ben Bland. For more
details please click here.
Yogyakarta, 21 April – Feel like going for a jog? Join AIYA Yogya from 7am @ Wisdom Park, UGM for some early
Yogyakarta, 23 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!
Join AIYA National! We are currently taking expressions of interest
for the roles of AIYA National President and Treasurer. Are you keen to lead the next
stage of AIYA’s mission to facilitate and foster increased bilateral youth
engagement? This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the ongoing
success of AIYA. Please reach out to us if you have any questions about the
roles. Submissions due 6 May 2019.
The second TRANSFORM Leadership Program for
Adolescent Health is NOW OPEN for delegate applications. Are you
interested in working with young people to secure the future health of
Indonesia? Professionals from health, education, health promotion, and
policy and program development, are invited to apply for a six-day
leadership program in Melbourne from 10 – 16 June 2019. Online
applications close midnight WIB time 19 April 2019 (TONIGHT). Read more about the program here and click
here to apply.
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!
The Indonesian Consulate General in Sydney
is seeking an Assistant for Information, Social and Cultural Affairs
(Full-time). They require a well-qualified native English speaker with a
bachelor degree and a good command of Indonesian to work in their Sydney
office. Interested applicants are requested to send an expression of
interest and concise CV by 23 April 2019 at
[email protected] See
the full position description here.
The Australian Embassy in
Jakarta is seeking a Senior Program Manager – Policy and Coordination.
Australians are eligible to apply for this position and are seeking candidates who have a
tertiary degree in a related area, experience working in an Australian
government context and some familiarity with the Indonesian government,
and preferably some Indonesian language ability. Applications close at
11:30pm Jakarta time on 25 April 2019.
Volunteers required! Festival Bahasa dan Budaya
Indonesia (FBBI) 2019 aims to celebrate and share Indonesian language and
culture with high-school students across Victoria. They need volunteers to
present at their workshops being held in Melbourne City and Clayton. To
register your interest, click 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, fill out the expression of interest form here.
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. Please email [email protected] for an invitation
to attend the Island Tourism Forum.
Keen to finally
start learning Indonesian in Sydney? The WEA Indonesian Beginners
Course starts on Monday 29 April 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!
Australia Awards Scholarships for Masters and PhD degrees close on 30 April
2019 at 11:59pm AEDT. If you dream about studying in Australia with a full
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 Office in Indonesia via WhatsApp +62 81289804911,
phone +62 21 5277648 or email. For further information, please click here.
The Attaché for Education and
Cultural Affairs have recently launched a “Speech and Folklore
Storytelling Competition for Bahasa Indonesia as Second Language (BISL)
Learner” for non-Indonesian or Melayu native speakers. Apply before 30
April 2019 here.
Deadline extended! Nominations for the
Australia Indonesia Awards are open until 30 April 2019. Name a
hardworking person you know who is committed to building Australia-Indonesia
relations in the following categories: Women’s Sport; Technology and
Training; and Arts and Entertainment. Nominate someone 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
The ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference 2019 in Cambridge,
England will be held on 6 July 2019, the theme for the ASEAN ERC 2019 is
‘Answers to Global Challenges – Sustainability’. Abstract submissions are due on 20 May
The Indonesia Council Open Conference is calling for papers
and panel submissions. The conference will be held on 19 – 21
November 2019 at ANU. The deadline for submissions is 1 June, submit your