Hi there, and a big welcome to our first AIYA Links post! Our links to news articles and opinion pieces are one of the most popular features of our Facebook and Twitter accounts – so we decided to prepare a weekly wrap up for your weekend reading.
So, without further ado…
- Bernard Lane reports in the Australian about doubts surrounding the federal government’s AsiaBound grants program. Professor David Hill notes that grants provided under the program can’t be used for ACICIS programs.
- Submissions close today for the Australian Institute of International Affair’s Australia-Indonesia Dialogue competition.
- Inside Indonesia celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
- In two year’s time, Australia’s largest embassy will be in Indonesia.
- Congratulations to the PPI, who have together raised more than $14,000 for Jakarta flood relief.
- “Every day should be a fun day for Indonesia’s bilingual youth“
- A delegation from Monash University, including Vice-Chancellor Ed Byrne is in Indonesia and have awarded Monash alumnus and Vice-President Boediono with an honorary doctorate.
- In an editorial on Monday, the Jakarta Globe discussed what Indonesia could do to make the most of Australia’s “Asia pivot”.
- The EU ambassador to Indonesia shares five reasons why Europeans adore Indonesia.
In AIYA news:
- This week, we hosted our third Australia-Indonesia Young Professionals event.
- Also in Jakarta, AIYA members took part in the 2013 Australia-Indonesia Youth Dialogue last week.
- AIYA Western Australia will be holding its official launch at the Indonesian Consulate-General in Perth next month.
- Later this month, AIYA Jakarta be kicking off its Symposium Series with a panel discussion featuring Desi Fortuna Anwar, senior advisor to Vice-President Boediono.
- Finally, we’ve posted a new career champions profile to our website on Linus Antlov, a hydrogeologist with a background in Singapore and Indonesia.