Applications are now open for NAILA 2017
National Australia Indonesia Language Awards is an annual speech competition that rewards and fosters the development of Indonesian language learning in Australia at all levels. Primary school students through to executive level speakers apply by submitting a video of themselves speaking in Indonesian. Check out the winning entries from NAILA 2015 and NAILA 2016 on their YouTube channel.
In the news
- ‘We must continue to keep calm (and) keep cool,’ says Indonesian President Jokowi in response to a suicide bomb attack in Jakarta on Thursday. Three police officers and 10 people were wounded in the attack.
- The Indonesian government has approved two-year extension of forest moratorium in an effort to reduce emissions from fires caused by deforestation.
- Foreign Minister Julie Bishop expressed concern about the caning of two gay men under Shariah law in Aceh.
- Veronica Tan, the wife of non-active Jakarta governor Ahok, read out a letter from Ahok on Tuesday explaining why he had withdrawn is appeal against his two year prison sentence. In the letter Ahok said he had learned to forgive and had accepted the sentence for the sake of the nation.
- Last Friday S&P raised Indonesia to investment grade status BBB – or stable outlook. Jokowi said upgrade is a proof that Indonesia’s economy has gained more trust which will boost investment.
- Joost Coté explores the creation of Kartini as a feminist icon.
At the blog
- Find out about the young Indonesians innovating for impact at the Indonesian Ideas Conference, to be held at UNSW tomorrow (bahasa Indonesia).
- Adelaide, 26 May – AIYA SA presents the Australia-Indonesia Youth Affairs Forum featuring the Lord Mayor of Adelaide Martin Haese, DFAT SA State Director Dave Gordge, and SA Government’s Director of Southeast Asia, International Engagement, Trade, Immigration and Higher Education Mike Guerin.
- Sydney, 27 May – PPIA UNSW’s incredible opportunity to meet and hear from the brightest Indonesian entrepreneurs and thought leaders for the one night only at the ‘ICON Ideas Conference.’
- Sydney, Melbourne, 30-31 May – Registrations are now open for CAUSINDY information sessions.
- Melbourne, 30 May – Join Simon Butt and Stewart Fenwick for the launch of the book Blasphemy, Islam and the State: Pluralism and Liberalism in Indonesia.
- Sydney, 31 May – Join AIYA NSW for a night of wit and intellect with the Great Garooda Debate.
- Applications close July 1 for ACICIS’s professional practicums. Check out their programs in business, law, journalism, creative arts and development.
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