— Natalie Sambhi (@SecurityScholar) December 18, 2013
After a couple week’s break due to some technical issues, we’re back with a special Christmas edition of AIYA Links. We wish all our friends and readers a very safe and happy hari Natal.
In the news
- A big congratulations for the CAUSINDY team, who presented the conference’s final recommendations at a function at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta this week. Stay tuned for the full report.
- A struggle is brewing between the British Government and Jakarta governor Joko Widodo over the sale of its former embassy, located on a prime piece of Jakarta real estate.
- The governor remains a clear front-runner for next year’s presidential elections, according to the Lowy Institute’s Dave McRae (@_DaveMcRae_)
- Peter McCawley on the Australia-Indonesia relationship: exactly how bad is it?, while Natalie Sambhi (@SecurityScholar) and David Connery look at the next steps to be taken.
- Gita Wirjawan clarifies that Indonesia will continue to import Australian cattle.
- Is it time for Indonesia to reform its alcohol regulations?
- Melbourne news website Kopietoebruk last month spoke to AIYA Victoria’s chapter president, Sam Bashfield.
- Christmas in Australia: the ABC’s new Australia+ Indonesian portal notes that in cities around the country, the mercury will hit 40 degrees.
For your entertainment
- A correspondent to the then Manchester Guardian in December, 1883, writes about the eruption of Krakatoa: “…I never saw anything so magnificent as [its] effects”.
- Indonesia accounts for 15.3% of Australians’ international travel. Where else do they go?
Jobs and opportunities
- Helen Keller International-Indonesia is looking for a Communications Officer, based in Jakarta.