In the news
- Joko Widodo’s win just got even more official, with the Constitutional Court’s unanimous decision to reject his opponent’s challenge to July’s presidential election.
- The president-elect tells the Straits Times that he’s pro-trade and pro-business.
- Meanwhile, Indonesia and Australia look set to put the recent spying controversy behind them.
- Graeme Dobell has 10 tips for the Australian PM when meeting Jokowi, at the ASPI Strategist blog.
- @WJournal caught up with Philips Vermonte from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Jakarta to talk politics, the think tank scene, and culture.
- At The Conversation, Tobias Basuki profiles Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, Indonesia’s most prominent ethnic Chinese politician.
On the AIYA blog
- Former Victoria AIYA Chapter President, Sam Bashfield, is motorbiking from Aceh to Jakarta and raising money for the Heart Foundation all the way. Check out his story at the blog!
Events and opportunities
- CAUSINDY, Jakarta, 14-17 September: The second Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth is just a few weeks away, and we’re pleased to announce great new speakers and sponsors.
- Melbourne, 29 August: come along to a seminar on the new book The Professionals: Strategy, Money & the Rise of the Political Campaigner in Australia at Melbourne Uni.
- At the AIYA Job Board: the Australia Indonesia Business Council needs a new Administrative Officer.
Photo above: Reuters.