Applications to be a delegate to the 2014 Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth (CAUSINDY) in Jakarta are now open! After a terrific inaugural conference in Canberra last year we’re pleased to be able to bring CAUSINDY to Indonesia for the first time. Check out more information on the website, and spread the word around. We hope to see you there!
In the news
- The political scene has been marked by furious horse-trading over the past two weeks. In that time Inside Indonesia has a special edition on last month’s elections with some fantastic writing from top analysts.
- The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (@IPACJakarta) has a new report analysing the interesting voting results from Aceh.
- Great to see the ABC enter into a content-sharing deal with MNC Group. Hopefully a sign of more to come!
- The Jakarta Post reports on the early stages of a ‘design hotel’ boom in Indonesia.
- The Economist highlights that tackling poverty in Indonesia means creating good jobs and reforming the national budget.
- At New Mandala, Tom Power (@tpjpower) looks at how an on-camera meltdown can be good publicity for Indonesian politicians.
On the blog
- AIYA was at the Indonesian Film Festival in Melbourne (which continues until tomorrow—check out the website!) this week—Tim Flicker reviews the wacky comedy Comic 8 and Pingkan Palilingan reviews the bracing drama Something in the Way.
Events and opportunities
- Australia Plus are offering the opportunity for one Indonesian to travel to Australia to learn English for two weeks.
- Sign up for CAUSINDY 2014, of course!
- The Indonesian Film Festival wraps up in Melbourne tomorrow, but one standout documentary, Sokola Rimba, will be shown at the ANU in Canberra on Monday evening—info here.