In the news
- In the New York Times, two friendly and neighbouring houses of worship in Jakarta are setting an example of pluralism at a time of heightened fears over religious intolerance.
- Learn more on the origins of political thinking in Indonesia through the review of David Bourchier’s Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia: The Ideology of the Family State.
- The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations are set to complete by the end of the year. Fairfax’s Jewel Topsfield and Karuni Rompies reported the push for Australia to open its doors to Indonesian workers under free trade deal.
- Although the unemployment rate is low and wages are increasing, Indonesians are keeping a tight grip on their purse strings and putting their money in the bank. Bloomberg explores why Indonesians aren’t spending and leaving policymakers in a bind.
- In the latest Talking Indonesia podcast, Jemma Purdey interviewed Indonesian movie director Yosep Anggi Noen on human rights on film.
- Vice Indonesia went to Banyuwangi to explore Indonesia’s ancient drag queen dance tradition, Lengger Lanang.
On the blog
- Explore the collision of continents with Ian Burnet’s “Where Australia Collides with Asia” and the fascinating stories behind the Wallace Line.
- Adelaide, 13 October – Don’t miss out AIYA SA’s free movie screening of Solo, Solitude: Istirahatlah Kata Kata TODAY! Head over to Flinders University at 5 PM to watch it.
- 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!
- Canberra, 16 October – If you love games and trivia, this is for you! AIYA ACT and ANU Indonesian Students Association are hosting Quiz Night. Sign up to participate and attend for a night full of laughter and fun.
- Melbourne, 17 October – AIYA VIC hosts “Suku Mentawai” movie screening as part of ‘watch a film, save a culture’ campaign. Datang dan nontonbareng yuk!
- Melbourne, 18 October – Join the Language Exchange event to polish your Indonesian skills and perhaps pick up some Aussie slang.
- Sydney, 24 October – Come to AIYA NSW’s Malam Karier – Indonesian Careers Night, where experts from AFS Intercultural Programs Australia, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, and Telstra will share their experiences followed by Q&A and networking.
- Mooloolaba, 25 October – AIYA QLD and UniBRIDGE are hosting Language Exchange Night, join this fun event of socialising, networking, ngobrol seru, and free pizza.
- Perth, 26 October – Grab your tickets to AIYA WA’s upcoming Basa Basi event with Dr Mike Nahan MLA, Leader of the Western Australian Opposition.
- Join AIYA National as the next Finance Officer! Check out the role description here and apply before 22 October 2017.
- Attend AIYA WA’s upcoming annual general meeting on 28 October. RSVP your attendance to [email protected]aiya.org.au before 26 October at 5 PM AWST.
- Voting is now open for 2017 NAILA People’s Choice Award! Cast your favorite video here before 10 November 2017.
- Festival Cerita Jakarta’s Postcard Exchange program looking for postcard pals from Australia. Read more about the program here and email [email protected] to sign up for the program.
- The Australia ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP) is a three-month leadership program for 15 social entrepreneurs from ASEAN and Australia. The selection committee is currently accepting applications for the 2018 intake.
- Are you interested in studying in Bandung in January 2018? Check out IndoAustay’sAdult Immersion Course to find out more about how you can participate in the program.
- 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.