In the news
- Indonesia and Australia are negotiating to exchange zero import tariffs for three products from each country. The Jakarta Post reported that the Indonesian Industry Minister and Australian Ambassador to Indonesia are seeking a win-win partnership.
- Garuda Indonesia adds more flights between Denpasar and Melbourne starting 15 December to accommodate the increasing numbers of tourists.
- NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner discussed with President Joko Widodo at Trade Expo on opportunities between Australia and Indonesia, and commitments to closer economic ties and people to people links.
- Former education minister Anies Baswedan has taken office as Jakarta’s new governor after a tense and divisive election. Read Tom Pepinsky’s analysis on the governor’s inauguration speech.
- Anies Baswedan’s first speech as Jakarta’s governor sparked controversy after he called on the capital’s pribumi (native Indonesians) to play a larger role in Indonesia. What does pribumi really mean? The Jakarta Post traces back the history of the word, and Eijkman Institute’s Herawati Sudoyo traces the history through the scientific lens and how Indonesian population is as diverse as today.
- How bad is Jakarta’s traffic? Watch this viral video of macet in Jakarta that might appear typical to those living in Indonesia but shocked the rest of the world.
On the blog
- We caught up with AIYA QLD to hear more about their successful Indonesian Opportunities Networking Event, where the event showcased many opportunities in Indonesia for youth and industry professionals.
- Makassar, 21 October – Do you want to improve your English and Bahasa Indonesia? Or do you want to learn more about Australian culture? If so, come and join AIYA Eastern Indonesia’s language exchange meet-up TOMORROW!
- 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.
- Melbourne, 25 October – Attend AIYA Victoria’s Language Exchange, where you can polish your Indonesians and learn some Aussie slang. All levels are welcome!
- 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.
- Sydney, 26 October – Check out AIYA NSW’s discussion panel on the military relationship between Indonesia and Australia with experts from Imparsial – The Indonesian Human Rights Monitor and Australian Department of Defence.
- Yogyakarta, 28 October – The scariest thing is yet to come! Join AIYA Yogyakarta’s Halloween Party for a great night of language, fun, and spooky costumes.
- 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 as the next Finance Officer! Check out the role description here and make sure to put your application before 22 October!
- 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.
- AIYEP 2017/2018 is being hosted in NSW this year and it is seeking host families in Sydney from 28 October – 17 November and in Newcastle or Central Coast from 20 November to 9 December. Click here for more information about 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.
- 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.
- Are you interested in studying in Bandung in January 2018? Check out IndoAustay’s Adult Immersion Course to find out more about how you can participate in the program and apply before 5 November.
- Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.