In the news
- Over 100,000 people have been evacuated amid warnings from the increasingly active Mount Agung in Bali.
- SBS Radio Services Review has been finalised and according to its latest results, the number of arrivals increased from 1,634 to 3,882, signified a 137.6% change between 2005 and 2015. From 67,917 Indonesian speakers,78.4% Indonesian speakers were born in Indonesia, followed by Australia (19.1%). Find out more on Indonesian speakers in Australia demographics via the interactive SBS Census Explorer.
- Indonesians are bonding more deeply with Melbourne, through football and the Krakatoas. Check out Inside Indonesia’s latest story on footy, culture, and finding community.
On the blog
- Indonesia is finally catching up with neighbouring countries for academic achievements. However, Universitas Indonesia’s Dicky Palupessy argues that in the 21st century, the science world needs more collaboration than competition (originally published on The Conversation).
- Melbourne, 30 September – AIYA VIC hosts a BBQ to celebrate AFL Grand Final Day. Nongkrong yuk!
- Perth, 4 October – Join AIYA WA for a Basa Basi with Mr Bill Johnston MLA, Western Australia’s inaugural Minister for Asian Engagement for lively discussions and hear stories from Bill’s first official trip to Indonesia.
- Sydney, 3 – 6 October – Be prepared for the real terror! University of Sydney’s Department of Indonesian Studies hosts Indonesian Horror Week, where you can catch movie screenings and attend a talk show with Indonesian horror fiction writer.
- Sydney, 6 October – Attend Sydney Southeast Asia Centre’s ASEAN Forum with this year’s theme of Women in ASEAN.
- Sydney, 10 October – Sydney Ideas with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, and the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law present Fighting Corruption in Indonesia: current issues, challenges and prospects with Professor Todung Mulya Lubis, Dr Laode Syarif of KPK, and Professor Simon Butt.
- Perth, 14 October – Come to the biggest Indonesian cultural event in WA, Kreasi Indonesia – the Spirit of Garuda where you can enjoy tasty Indonesian food, music, dance, and musical drama!
- Melbourne, Yogyakarta, Adelaide, Jakarta, Denpasar, Brisbane, Darwin, Sydney, 27 September – 7 November – Don’t miss out the upcoming ReelOzInd’s Australia – Indonesia Short Film Festival screenings in select cities across Australia and Indonesia.
- JOIN AIYA NATIONAL! The AIYA National AGM is coming up on 5 November 2017. We are taking applications until 6 October 2017 for the roles of National President, Director of Operations and Director of Partnerships and Membership.
- CAUSINDY is looking for a Melbourne-based AV volunteer! Apply before tomorrow, 30 September.
- Festival Cerita Jakarta’s Postcard Exchange program looking for postcard pals from Australia. Check out the program description here and email [email protected] to participate in the program.
- Asialink Arts are inviting proposals from Australian and Indonesian writers for their Tulis 2018 Writing Exchange program, apply before 1 October.
- The Ford Foundation is currently looking for a Regional Director for Indonesia.
- WEA will be offering Bahasa Indonesia Beginners Courses, best for students with no previous knowledge of the language and who wish to learn the language for business travel or everyday use. Courses commence 9 October.
- Do you know anyone who has made significant contributions to Indonesians and Australian communities? Australia Indonesia Awards are accepting nominations on food, fashion/leisure, and research until 31 October.
- Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.