AIYA is committed to providing relevant and interesting information about the latest events and opportunities pertaining to all things Australia and Indonesia, and also to inspiring our members by highlighting the success of fellow enthusiasts of the bilateral relationship. Read on for a recap of this week’s highlights from the AIYA network.

Watch: Interview with Actor Dion Wiyoko

The hit Indonesian film Cek Toko Sebelah is nearing the end of its Australia tour. AIYA recently sat down with star Dion Wiyoko at a recent Sydney screening to discuss how he came to work on the film and where he sees the Indonesian film industry heading in years to come. You can view the full interview (along with tantalising excerpts from the film) below:

If the interview piques your interest (it certainly did ours!) then book your tickets for next week’s final screening in Perth here.

Apply: Asialink Internship Program

Interested in taking on a one-day internship at Asialink Business in Sydney?

For over 25 years, the Asialink Group has been Australia’s leading centre for building Asia capability, public understanding of Asia, and appreciation of Australia’s role in the Asian region. Asialink Business offers an internship opportunity annually to AIYA members. The successful candidate will be able to expand contacts and connections in addition to furthering Asialink’s efforts to enhance the Asia capacity of the Australian workforce.

Prepare your application by 7 April 2017. Head here for details of further requirements.

Read: Career Champion Paul Mead

Sports enthusiast and career champion Paul Mead. Image: Twitter

AIYA also spoke with sports consultant and Australia Indonesia Awards finalist Paul Mead last week, hearing about his career journey in sport and thoughts on the future of the bilateral relationship. Here’s an insightful excerpt from the interview:

Sport is like a universal language. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, if you drop a soccer ball or a cricket ball and bat for example, then most people know what to do with it. Sport helps to bring people together and connect, despite the challenges of language or cultural differences.

So, I enjoy taking these sport experiences and using them to build connection and people to people relationships, whilst overlaying education or economic benefits over the top. Sport is a powerful motivator to get people together to connect.

Read the full Q&A here, and keep an eye out for further discussions with career champions of the Australia-Indonesia relationship on the AIYA Blog in coming weeks.

Apply: AIYA Blog Co-Editor

There’s one more thing – we’re looking for another volunteer co-editor to help curate content for the AIYA Blog. If you’re a young person with an interest in the Australia-Indonesia relationship and experience in journalism, editing or social media, we’d like to hear from you.

Check out the opportunity posting for further details and position description. Applications close 2 April 2017 (that’s the day after tomorrow!). We look forward to hearing from you.

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