In the news
- An Australia-Indonesia Centre survey reveals widespread ambivalence between Indonesia and Australian people.
- Reuters: after almost two years President Jokowi has mastered the politics, but let reform fall off the agenda.
- As President Jokowi heads to Hangzhou for the G20 Summit, the South China Morning Post takes stock of Beijing’s growing ties with Jakarta.
- The new Bulletin of Indonesian Studies is out, its lead article on how demographic change will affect the cost of social programs.
- ‘Hide the Ferrari’: Sri Mulyani talks to Bloomberg on her insider experience of reform, and Indonesia’s high-profile tax amnesty.
- Meanwhile, President Jokowi’s tax amnesty is doomed to fail, says a senior Jakarta Post editor.
At the AIYA Blog
- We caught up with legendary Indonesian man of letters Goenawan Mohamad for a Q&A ahead of his appearance at the Melbourne Writers Festival.
- Ery Primaskara meresensikan Ada Apa Dengan Cinta 2 sehabis menontonnya di Melbourne minggu lalu.
Events & opportunities
- Melbourne, 3 September: grab tickets to see Goenawan Mohamad in conversation with Jennifer Lindsay at the Melbourne Writers Festival.
- Sydney, 6 September: get along to the University of Sydney to see the Jogja Hip Hop Foundation crew live.
- At the AIYA Jobs Board this week, we’ve got heaps of great career opportunities in Australia and Indonesia.