In the news
- Selamat datang kembali, Pak Dubes: great to see the bilaterial relationship getting back to normal, with Indonesian Ambassador HE Nadjib Riphat Kesoema returning to Canberra this week.
- Meanwhile, Hamish McDonald has some strong words for Australian policymakers about the so-called ‘fortress Australia’ mentality.
- ‘Indonesia’s next president? There’s an app for that’: Catriona Croft-Cusworth (@catriona_cc) has a post about the apps promoting candidates in 2014.
- The ABC’s #TalkAboutIt was in Jakarta, and produced a good show featuring interviews with voters and candidates in Indonesia’s 2014 elections.
- Scoop from the FT’s @BenjaminBland: Uber is looking to enter the Indonesian market. Will it work?
On the blog
- Ross Taylor says that time is running out for Australia to make the most of SBY’s presidency.
- Alexandra Hearne takes a look at whether the international success of films like The Raid, The Act of Killing and Jalanan means that Indonesian cinema is ‘breaking through the bamboo ceiling’.
Events and opportunities
- We’re excited to invite AIYA members and friends to the State of the Nation: Engaging Indonesia 2015 Onwards series of events, co-hosted by Indonesia’s Chamber of Commerce (KADIN), Asialink Business, and the Australia-Indonesia Business Council in several Australian cities—check out the full details here.
- On the Jobs Board, a great entry-level academic opportunity: the Australian Catholic University is advertising a post-doc position focusing on Islamic law.