Last Wednesday, Australians have voted 61.6 percent in favour of same-sex marriage. As a neighbouring country, what does this mean to Indonesia? Listen to ABC’s Andrew West on tolerance, gay marriage, and Indonesia’s Pancasila.
In the news
- How does support for political Islam link to other political attitudes? Check out the latest Talking Indonesia podcast where Dr Dave McRae explores the subject with Diego Fossati leading up to upcoming regional and national elections.
- The practice of campaigning through mosques and mushollas is widespread in Indonesia. If politicised sermons are thought to influence votes, what happens when actual polling stations are located in or around houses of worship?
- This past week, heads of states including President Jokowi and Prime Minister Turnbull met in Da Nang for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit. Read the Leaders’ Declaration here.
- One in four women in Australia has experienced physical or sexual abuse and in Indonesia, the number is one in three. Balawyn Jones at the University of Melbourne writes on how the two countries can work together to combat domestic violence.
- If you are about to catch a cold, chances are Indonesians would suggest you have kerokan. Get to know more about this Indonesian folk medicine and the art of coin rubbing.
- In Inside Indonesia, read Duncan Graham’s essay on Getting to know you through a pendopo about Anton Lucas legacy in Indonesian-Australian relationship.
On the blog
- If you are about to catch a cold, chances are Indonesians would suggest you have kerokan. Get to know more about this Indonesian folk medicine and the art of coin rubbing (from the Conversation in Indonesian).
- Melbourne, 20 November – Attend Lowy Institute’s lecture series of Beyond access: Making Indonesia’s education system work where leading experts on policy and politics Indonesia will discuss underlying political and social relationships in Indonesia’s education system.
- Jember, Samarinda, Cairns, 18 & 24 November – Check out select short films at Australia – Indonesia Short Film Festival screenings across Indonesia and Australia.
- Darwin, 25 November – Join AIYA NT! Please see how you can get involved under Opportunities below.
- Canberra, 25 November – Come and join Festival Indonesia at Indonesian Embassy! The Festival will offer iconic culinary delights, cultural performances, arts and crafts, fashion show, exhibitions, and many more.
- Adelaide, 25 November – Celebrate the start of Summer vacation by joining AIYA SA and PPIA SA’s End of Semester Pesta! Enjoy a fun day of great food, games and music jams.
- Yogyakarta, 30 November – Curious to hear what AIYA Yogyakarta has been up to in the past year? AIYA Yogyakarta is holding AGM where you can hear updates from the team and also elections for executives.
- Got a creative idea? AIYA Annual wants to hear from you! We are on the hunt for submissions from our members to be published in AIYA Annual 2017. Deadline for submissions is 21 November.
- Be part of AIYA National as Operations Officer – Indonesia! The Operations Officer will oversee the development and activities of Indonesian chapters. See the job descriptions here and apply before 30 November.
- Join AIYA NT! We are looking for President, Vice President, and Secretary candidates. You may self-nominate here or attend the Annual General Meeting to hear what AIYA NT has been up to.
- ReelOzInd is still accepting votes for favorite film of the year! View all 21 shortlisted films and vote here. Enjoy!
- Speaking of movies, Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia is accepting submissions for short films until 30 November. Visit this page on how you can get involved and win a chance to attend Melbourne International Film Festival next year.
- AIYEP 2017/2018 is being hosted in NSW this year and it is seeking host families in Newcastle or Central Coast from 20 November to 9 December. Click here for more information about the program.
- Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.