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In the news
- Australia’s 2016 Defence White Paper re-emphasises Indonesia’s role as a critical security partner for Australia in the coming decades.
- Don’t miss: Bloomberg TV spends some time on the road with President Jokowi.
- Keep an eye out for this week’s Economist, which features a special report on Indonesia.
- A Yogyakarta Islamic school for transgender people profiled in the New York Times and the Huffington Post has been shut down after protests from religious fundamentalists.
- Ken Setiawan hosts this week’s Talking Indonesia podcast on art and social activism in Indonesia.
Events & opportunities
- MELBOURNE, TONIGHT: AIYA Victoria’s Indonesian Music Night offers a great chance to enjoy some contemporary sounds and great Indonesian food. See the Facebook event here.
- SYDNEY, 5 MARCH: AIYA NSW hosts members of AIYA executives from around the country to Sydney, and you’re invited for a Nongkrong Night to get to know some fellow Indonesia lovers.
- SYDNEY, 12 MARCH: Catch early bird tickets to the Australia Indonesia Awards Presentation dinner, featuring nominee and CAUSINDY co-founder Bede Moore.
- JAKARTA, 22 MARCH: Join Telstra and Advance’s panel of local tech industry insiders to talk Digital Disruptors and the Power of Partnerships.