Selamat siang! Here is AIYA’s weekly selection of the best reading on Indonesia and the Australia-Indonesia relationship to inform and entertain you over the weekend.

In the news

Longer/academic reads

  • The political drama in Egypt has been making headlines in both Australia and Indonesia. Cornell University’s Tom Pepinsky (@tompepinsky) shared this recent paper in which he argues that there is no ‘Indonesian model’ for Egyptian democratisation.
  • The latest volume of the respected journal Indonesia, this time focusing on Papua, is now available online if you have an institutional subscription.
  • The World Bank, in its quarterly report on Indonesia’s economy, downgraded its forecast for the country’s 2013 GDP growth to 5.9%. Read the media release or the full report.


  • JobsDB, an online employment portal with a presence throughout Southeast Asia, China and Australia, is advertising a Data Analyst position at their Jakarta office. If you have the necessary skills in quantitative data analysis, take a look at the listing on the AIYA Job Board.
  • Applications to become a delegate in the inaugural Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth (CAUSINDY) in Canberra on 17-20 October 2013 are still open. This is an amazing opportunity to meet with academics, business leaders and other young people passionate about expanding ties between Australia and Indonesia, and we strongly encourage you to apply!