AIYA National is looking for volunteers to fill its Communications team!

Go to the Opportunities section below to find out more.

In the news

  • The General Elections Commission (KPU) recently passed two regulations designed to limit participation of corrupt candidates, shocking the political establishment and reigniting debates over the best regulatory strategy to end long-standing corruption. Bahruddin proposes a new way to deal with corrupt candidates.
  • Negotiations related to the Australia-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) have entered their final phase, due to finish by the end of 2018, provided diplomatic tensions do not reignite between the two nations.
  • A recent account inside one of Indonesia’s fake Twitter account factories reveals the increasingly lucrative business of ‘buzzer teams’, teams dedicated to pumping out messages often from fake social media accounts. They hold the potential to influence both sides of Indonesia’s politics, as well as churn up religious and racial divides.
  • Researchers in Indonesia report that despite advances in healthcare, the Southeast Asian nation remains saddled with a double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
  • The use of English is rising in Indonesia, espousing questions about how best to teach the language to children. As Novi Rahayu Restuningrum writes, it is important to encourage children to learn English provided they first master their mother tongue.
  • The tech industry needs more women, and in Indonesia, “Generation Girl”, a non-profit organisation founded by women leaders in GOJEK, is one small step to making this happen.

On the blog

  • With the release of the 2018 Melbourne Writers Festival program, we revisit AIYA’s interview with Goenawan Mohamad, founder of Indonesian investigative journalism magazine Tempo, and panellist and guest at the 2016 Melbourne Writers Festival.


  • Adelaide, TONIGHT – AIYA South Australia’s Gamelan Workshop is on tonight! Meet at the Flinders Uni Pendopo, 5:30pm and be part of a traditional Gamelan ensemble.
  • Melbourne, 1 August – The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is hosting an information seminar about Batam – an area of Indonesia in very close proximity to Singapore and which boasts sheer economic opportunity for investment. The event is free, however registration is essential to secure your spot!
  • Brisbane, 2 August – The Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) Queensland Chapter in partnership with the Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) Queensland Chapter, presents our second annual Indonesian Opportunities Networking Event. Buy your tickets here and take advantage of AIYA members using code “AIYAmember”.
  • Melbourne, 5 August – Join AIYA Victoria for a road trip and gamelan workshop with Mugi Rahayu. No experience required – so everyone can join in! Cost includes workshop, lunch and transport. Registration is essential.


  • Join AIYA National! We are recruiting social media officer, web officer, and graphic designer in the Communications team. For more information and how to apply, head over to the position descriptions here. Applications are due 10 August!
  • Join AIYA Jawa Barat! The Chapter in Bandung is recruiting for Semester 2. All Indonesian and Australian ACICIS students are welcome to apply. Fill out an expression of interest form here!
  • Join AIYA ACT! The Chapter is looking for general committee members, please contact [email protected] to express your interest.
  • Join AIYA Eastern Indonesia! The team in Makassar is looking for new committee members for the AGM which will be announced shortly. Fill in this form to apply!
  • Applications for the AIC’s ReelOzInd! Short Film Festival are open! Check out this interview with Dr Gaston Soehadi, a film critic and lecturer about ReelOzInd at SBS Radio. This year’s theme is ‘Youth’. Submissions close 31 July. Ayo, bikin film, yuk!
  • Calling all Indonesian speakers to join National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) 2018 competition. Submit a video of yourself speaking in Indonesian on this year’s theme “Diversity”. Head to the NAILA website for more information. Applications are open until 31 August!
  • Volunteer registration for the 15th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (24-28 October) is now open! New volunteer roles are available, including Indonesian Content Creator, English Content Creator, and Partnership Liaison. Register here by the 1 August.
  • Early Bird tickets for the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival are on sale now! The first round of speakers has also been announced, including Gillian Triggs, Kamila Andini, Fatima Bhutto, and Richard Oh. Learn more here.
  • Australia Awards in Indonesia is offering another Short Term Award which focuses on the early phase of Indonesian start-ups, aiming to introduce participants to Australian start-up ecosystems. Leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators of start-ups in Indonesia, apply for this fully-funded, two-week course in Australia. Send your applications before Sunday, 5 August 2018.
  • The Australian phase of Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) will be hosted in Melbourne and Bendigo in October and November this year which means the program is looking for host families and host organisations in both locations! If you would like to be a host family or a host organisation for one of the lovely 18 Indonesian participants please apply here.
  • Calling all Community Development/International Development students, academics and practitioners, Real Indonesia are partnering with the International Association for Community Development to offer an exclusive 10-day practice exchange in Bali this October! Book by 9 August to secure your place!
  • Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.

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