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  • During the AIBC Conference, AIYA got the opportunity to speak with the Chairman of Indonesia’s Coordinating Board (BKPM), Thomas Lembong. Find what he shared with us here (Indonesian version also available)!


  • Kupang, 1 December – Join the team’s weekly LX at the Aussie Banget Corner, Undana from 11am!
  • Kupang, 8 December – AIYA EastIndo-Kupang committee in collaboration with MITRA Association and Aksi Untuk NTT is going to hold TOEFL Try Out Test. All money raised will be donated to charity. Register yourself and evaluate your English language proficiency!
  • Makassar, 3 December – Hasanuddin University is hosting an International Symposium entitled ‘Makassar-Northern Australia: An Enduring Relationship (What was, what is, what can be) from 1:30pm. For the full list of speakers and to register, click here.
  • Makassar, 22 December – AIYA Eastern Indonesia (Makassar) are providing an IELTS Simulation Test in partnership with Golden Gate Education. Register before 20 December. More details available on Instagram.
  • Melbourne, 5 December – AIYA Victoria LX @ RMIT Swanston Academic Building 80, from 6pm.
  • Melbourne, 7-9 December – The World Rice Festival is on down at Birrarung Marr, Melbourne. Taste a range of nasi-based dishes from across the globe.
  • Newcastle, TONIGHT – For the first time, Corethics in Newcastle are hosting a ReelOzInd! Film Festival Screening, from 5:30pm. Grab a ticket here! There are more screenings of the festival taking place throughout Australia and Indonesia until the end of the year. Check out the festival tour dates to find a screening near you!
  • Sydney, 10 December – With the upcoming 2019 Indonesian residential and legislative elections, UNSW’s public lecture entitled, The Law & Politics of Elections in Indonesia: Possibility, Prospects & Challenges is something you won’t want to miss!
  • Yogyakarta, 4 December – AIYA Yogya are hosting Malam Trivia. Come along to test out your general knowledge and gather with your fellow AIYA members before the year wraps up! Follow their Instagram for updates.
  • Yogyakarta 5 December – Badminton is on once again from 6pm, this Wednesday! No skills required. Yuk, datang!


  • Do you want to make positive change in your community? If you have a bright idea, don’t miss out on this opportunity to apply for the Alumni Grant Scheme (AGS). The Australian Awards are proud to have supported more than 100 projects across Indonesia since 2014, could yours be next? Applications are open to Indonesian nationals until 21 January 2019. For more information, click the link.
  • Amnesty International is an international non-governmental organization that has a vision to fight for human rights as contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards. They currently have vacancies for the positions of, Activism and Resources Coordinator, & Community Organizer Coordinator, both based in Jakarta. Apply here!
  • The WEA Sydney provides Indonesian Beginners Courses for adults and is located 5 minutes walk from Townhall Station. It’s perfect for those with no previous knowledge of Indonesian language and who wish to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use. Sign up for the next course, commencing early February!
  • The 2018 – 2019 Short Film Competition for the 14th Indonesian Film Festival has begun. The competition is open to all public from the 5th of November 2018 until the 3rd of March 2019. This year’s theme will explore “The Unknown”. Show off your creativity and skills, and get the chance to win a grand prize of AUD $750! For more information regarding competition rules and regulation, head to their website.
  • The Michael and Deborah Thawley Scholarship offers an Australian official, officer, student, or recent graduate an exceptional opportunity to contribute to the work of two leading think tanks, the Lowy Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, and close 5pm, Friday 19 April 2019. Find out more here!
  • Are you an Indonesian Australia Award Awardee currently studying in Australia? Apply for the prestigious Hadi Soesastro Prize, for the opportunity to receive an additional $25,000 to enhance your study experience. Apply before 30 November (tonight). Get more info here!
  • Researchers from Loyola Marymount University, California Lutheran University and Arhus University are looking into understanding how expats work together with local host country employees. Check out the survey here to share your experience in Indonesia or Australia and contact [email protected] for any questions.
  • Want to host a pop-up ReelOzInd! Film Festival Screening? Choose any date within the Festival period (running until 31 December 2018) and register your event. Contact [email protected] to register.
  • Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.

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