AIYA Links: 19 April 2019
In the news
- After a long, bitter, but largely uneventful campaign, Indonesians have finally had their say. Most reliable quick counts released on the night of the election suggest that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will be re-elected, with about 55 per cent of the vote. University of Melbourne experts offer their early thoughts on the results.
- Expat Indonesians living in Australia have lined up for hours to vote in their country’s election, with an estimated 15,000 casting their ballots at Indonesia’s consulate in Melbourne, according to the Indonesian Overseas Election Committee.
- It is estimated that as many as 1,400 Indonesians in Sydney have not used their rights to vote because of the large number of DPK (Daftar Pemilih Khusus) and only one hour to vote.
- In Indonesia’s most protracted labour dispute in modern history, ethnic Papuan mechanical engineer Timotius Kambu, after suffering an unfair dismissal by Freeport Indonesia, has fought resolutely to reclaim his rights and dignity for almost 20 years.
- Ahead of Indonesia’s presidential election, an online movie was recently published showing the links between Indonesian coal and energy companies and the country’s political elites. Watch the documentary film ‘Sexy Killers’ here.
On the blog
- This week AIYA contributor, Isabel, shares her opinion about the importance of Australia-Indonesia relationship and how it can be beneficial to you.
- AIYA Tasmania just launched their Instagram page. Be sure to check it out and follow them here!
- Adelaide, 22 April – AIYA SA play futsal every Monday night at Flinders Uni. Message them via the FB page if you’re keen to join in.
- Adelaide, 28 April – Indofest-Adelaide is a vibrant community festival celebrating all things Indonesian. Hosted by Australia Indonesia Association SA (AIASA), Indofest-Adelaide is a day filled with music and dance performances, food stalls, handicrafts and cooking demonstrations! This is a day which is surely not to be missed – check out the promo video here.
- Canberra, 3 May – AIA is conducting a Trivia Night at the Kingston Hotel starting at 6pm. The Trivia questions will cover both Australian and Indonesian questions. Book now.
- Jakarta, 20 April – Don’t miss a badminton session with AIYA Jakarta at Grand Badminton Kuningan, 6:30 – 9pm!
- Melbourne, 24 April – Come to AIYA Vic’s LX every Wednesday at 6pm, RMIT Building 80.
- Melbourne, 30 April – Join AIYA Victoria for a post-Indonesian election panel discussion ‘Basa Basi’ event at the Australia-Indonesia Centre, Monash Caulfield. Please see their FB for more details.
- Sydney & Melbourne, 26 & 29 April – Indonesia is poised to dominate the digital economy in Southeast Asia by 2025. If you’re keen to find out how Blibli.com, one of the local players in Indonesia will play their part in this, attend one of two ‘Blitalk’ sessions being held in Sydney (26 April) and Melbourne (29 April). Register your attendance now.
- Sydney, 27 & 28 April – One of our very own AIYA members, Vania has collaborated with fellow Indonesian artists in showcasing Peranakan Culture and Diaspora. They are having their first exhibition on 27 & 28 April in Sydney and invite all to attend, particularly young Indonesians with Peranakan (Chinese ancestry). Check out the flyer & website to learn more about The Peranakan Project.
- Sydney, 30 April – Want to know more about the upcoming Australian Federal Election? The Lowy Institute is holding a discussion on “Foreign Policy, Defence and the Federal Election”.
- Sydney, 2 May – The Lowy Institute is holding a panel discussion on “The Indonesian Election: The Aftermath” featuring experts Prof. Michelle Ford, Assoc. Prof. Melissa Crouch and Ben Bland. For more details please click here.
- Yogyakarta, 21 April – Feel like going for a jog? Join AIYA Yogya from 7am @ Wisdom Park, UGM for some early morning exercise.
- Yogyakarta, 23 April – AIYA Yogya will host RRI Pro 2 Futsal from 5 – 7pm every Tuesday. It is 15k for members and 20k for non-members. Check out the video to see just how fun futsal is! #YukOlahraga!
- Yogyakarta, 24 April – Come along to AIYA Yogyakarta’s LX from 6.30PM @ AoA Resto & Creative Space.
- Join AIYA National! We are currently taking expressions of interest for the roles of AIYA National President and Treasurer. Are you keen to lead the next stage of AIYA’s mission to facilitate and foster increased bilateral youth engagement? This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the ongoing success of AIYA. Please reach out to us if you have any questions about the roles. Submissions due 6 May 2019.
- The second TRANSFORM Leadership Program for Adolescent Health is NOW OPEN for delegate applications. Are you interested in working with young people to secure the future health of Indonesia? Professionals from health, education, health promotion, and policy and program development, are invited to apply for a six-day leadership program in Melbourne from 10 – 16 June 2019. Online applications close midnight WIB time 19 April 2019 (TONIGHT). Read more about the program here and click here to apply.
- Registrations for UNSW’s Women in Asia Conference, ‘Women in an Era of Anti-Elitism: Responding to the Challenge of Rising Populism and its Threat to Gender Inclusivity’, June 21 to 23, close 20 April. Register here to attend. You can also volunteer at the event!
- The Indonesian Consulate General in Sydney is seeking an Assistant for Information, Social and Cultural Affairs (Full-time). They require a well-qualified native English speaker with a bachelor degree and a good command of Indonesian to work in their Sydney office. Interested applicants are requested to send an expression of interest and concise CV by 23 April 2019 at [email protected] See the full position description here.
- The Australian Embassy in Jakarta is seeking a Senior Program Manager – Policy and Coordination. Australians are eligible to apply for this position and are seeking candidates who have a tertiary degree in a related area, experience working in an Australian government context and some familiarity with the Indonesian government, and preferably some Indonesian language ability. Applications close at 11:30pm Jakarta time on 25 April 2019.
- Volunteers required! Festival Bahasa dan Budaya Indonesia (FBBI) 2019 aims to celebrate and share Indonesian language and culture with high-school students across Victoria. They need volunteers to present at their workshops being held in Melbourne City and Clayton. To register your interest, click here.
- Call for Volunteers at Indofest 2019, South Australia. The Australian-Indonesian Association of South Australia Inc. (AIASA) is looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to assist in the 2019 Indofest event on Sunday, 28 April 2019 at Victoria Square (South side). The committee will provide take-away lunch on the day and a certificate of acknowledgment should you require one. If you are interested in volunteering, fill out the expression of interest form here.
- The Australian Consulate-General Bali is hosting an Island Tourism Forum in Lombok 29-30 April 2019. Participants will have an opportunity to share and discuss tourism development, sustainability and stakeholder engagement. The Forum will bring together government, academia, business, NGOs and communities to share experiences, encourage partnerships and explore investment and commercial possibilities through keynote speaker presentations, panel discussions, workshops and networking opportunities. Please email [email protected] for an invitation to attend the Island Tourism Forum.
- Keen to finally start learning Indonesian in Sydney? The WEA Indonesian Beginners Course starts on Monday 29 April at 5.30pm. Courses take place in the CBD close to the Town Hall station. WEA is the only non-profit organisation that provides an Indonesian Beginners Course for Adults in NSW. Enrol now!
- Australia Awards Scholarships for Masters and PhD degrees close on 30 April 2019 at 11:59pm AEDT. If you dream about studying in Australia with a full scholarship, apply online here. Applicants must also complete an Additional Information for Online Application. If you have any questions regarding the applications, please contact the Australia Awards Office in Indonesia via WhatsApp +62 81289804911, phone +62 21 5277648 or email. For further information, please click here.
- The Attaché for Education and Cultural Affairs have recently launched a “Speech and Folklore Storytelling Competition for Bahasa Indonesia as Second Language (BISL) Learner” for non-Indonesian or Melayu native speakers. Apply before 30 April 2019 here.
- Deadline extended! Nominations for the Australia Indonesia Awards are open until 30 April 2019. Name a hardworking person you know who is committed to building Australia-Indonesia relations in the following categories: Women’s Sport; Technology and Training; and Arts and Entertainment. Nominate someone here.
- The Provincial Government of East Kalimantan has collaborated with Australia Awards in Indonesia, Mulawarman University, and the University of Adelaide to provide a Split-Site Master’s Scholarship Program for high school and vocational school English teachers in East Kalimantan, for the academic year of 2019-2021. For more information on the scholarship’s procedures, requirements, and timeline, click here. Applications close 17 May 2019.
- The ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference 2019 in Cambridge, England will be held on 6 July 2019, the theme for the ASEAN ERC 2019 is ‘Answers to Global Challenges – Sustainability’. Abstract submissions are due on 20 May 2019.
- The Indonesia Council Open Conference is calling for papers and panel submissions. The conference will be held on 19 – 21 November 2019 at ANU. The deadline for submissions is 1 June, submit your abstracts here!
- Would you like to be a part of the 38th Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP)? Applications for Aussie participants in AIYEP38 are now open until 16 June 2019! Check out the website for information on how to apply!
- New Colombo Plan Scholarships for 2020 application rounds will be opening soon. See your university’s international liaison office for more information.
- Applications for Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships for Semester 2, 2020 will open soon. Stay tuned for updates on their website.
- Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.
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