AIYA Links: 27 September 2019
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In the news
- Thousands of students have taken to the streets in Indonesia to protest against a “disastrous” draft criminal code that would include outlawing extramarital sex and a controversial new law that could weaken the nation’s anti-corruption body. (The Guardian)
- Indonesia’s government is advancing plans to relocate the country’s capital. At a time when modern consumer societies are awash in disposable products, the relocation plan seems to exemplify global society’s tendency to throw things away once they can no longer be used. (The Conversation)
- Yogyakarta is often overlooked as a quick escape destination, as Bandung in West Java is closer and Bali is more popular. However, with its laid back vibe and affordability, as well as attractive culinary scene, just to mention a few, Yogyakarta deserves more attention. (Jakarta Post)
- Wearing green gumboots and hauling a bucket of water, Indonesian policeman Toha runs up a road on the island of Borneo, where forest fires have filled the air with thick grey smoke and swirling cinders. (Channel News Asia)
- Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, Indonesia, is planning to issue a new tax law to jump-start its economy amid stagnant local and global economic conditions. Here are six important changes you need to know. (The Conversation).
On the blog
- Member Spotlight – It’s that time again to learn more about the lives of those behind AIYA. This week, let’s meet AIYA National’s new Director of Communications, Iven Manning.
- Adelaide, 30 September – AIYA SA play futsal every Monday night at Flinders Uni. Message them via the FB if you’re keen to join in.
- Bali, 22 – 29 October – In its 16th year as SE Asia’s leading literary event, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (23 – 27 October) has announced its full lineup of over 180 authors, journalists, artists and activists from 30 countries, including Laksmi Pamuntjak, Tara June Winch and Yotam Ottolenghi. See the main program – buy your tickets now!
- Bandung, 28 September – AIYA Jawa Barat will be having a BBQ and watching the Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final this Saturday at Bamboo Shack Cafe Dagot, 10:30am onwards. See the full event details here.
- Bandung, 6 October – Don’t miss the ReelOzInd! Short Film Festival Indonesian Premiere, from 2:30pm! It’s a free event – get your tickets now. The film festival will also premiere in Melbourne. Also enjoy a sneak peak at the brilliant short film entries in the recently released trailer!
- Brisbane, 9 October – AIBC QLD, joined by AIYA QLD, proudly present: “New Paths for Queensland-Indonesia Relationship: Up & Up” – a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges coming up over the next 24 months, followed by a professional networking opportunity. See the event details (including the panellists) and register by the 4 October 2019.
- Canberra, 21 June – 27 October – The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) ‘Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia’ is a major exhibition of contemporary Indonesian art showcasing 20 of the most exciting emerging and established artists from Bali and Java’s key artistic centres of Bandung, Yogyakarta and Jakarta. Check out the events program and come along!
- Canberra, 21 October – AIYA ACT will have their AGM at ANU Union from 7:30pm. All positions open for recruitment – please send your Expression of Interest for positions to [email protected]. Please note – all positions are voluntary.
- Canberra, 29 October – Come along to NTA’s (Nusa Tenggara Association) TRIVIA NIGHT 2019! Book a table here.
- Jember, 13 October – Co-hosted by SSEAC, the 4th conference on human rights entitled, ‘Human Rights in Southeast Asia: Theory meets Practice” provides a platform for academics, human rights activists and practitioners to explore current human rights issues in SE Asia. To be held at the Universitas Negeri Jember in East Java – get your tickets now.
- Kupang, 28 September – AIYA Eastern Indonesia (Kupang) will host their Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Aussie Banget Corner, Nusa Cendana University from 11am. Don’t miss the chance to nominate yourself for their new committee (information available in the ‘Opportunities’ section below).
- Melbourne, 28 September – Krakatoas FC and the Indonesian Consulate, with support from AIYA Victoria, invite you to watch the 2019 AFL Grand Final, filled with footy themed games, commentary panel and the Grand Final player on the big screen! This is a FREE event, please RSVP here.
- Melbourne, 2 October – Come to AIYA Vic’s LX every Wednesday at 6pm, RMIT Building 80.
- Melbourne, 2 October – The Indonesian Consulate in Melbourne (KJRI) are hosting a FREE angklung workshop, 10am – 12pm. See the FB event here.
- Melbourne, 6 October – Don’t miss the ReelOzInd! Short Film Festival Australian Premiere, from 2:30pm! It’s a free event – get your tickets now. Enjoy a sneak peak at the brilliant short film entries in the recently released trailer! AIYA Victoria members will also be showing their support and attending the festival – join them!
- Melbourne, 8 October – Attend AIYA Victoria’s upcoming ‘Basa Basi’, their panel discussion that takes place twice a year. This year’s will focus on the sustainable tourism development of the 10 New Bali’s and what it means for Australia. RSVP here.
- Perth, 10 October – Come along to AIYA WA’s fortnightly Language Exchanges. Bring some money for dinner, or just bring yourself – no pressure! See the FB event for more info.
- Sydney, 8 October – SSEAC are hosting a public seminar on the diasporic politics and performance of the Chinese in modern Indonesia, from 5pm. Register here.
- Sydney, 8 October – Hosted by the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA), don’t miss out on a talk by Professor David Reeve, entitled ‘Jokowi 2019: a transforming president?’ held at The Glover Cottages, from 6pm. Bookings essential.
- Sydney, 10 October – On World Mental Health Day, join SSEAC for a ground-breaking discussion of mental health services in Indonesia, from 5:30pm. Register here.
- Sydney, 12 October – Don’t miss UNSW’s Inaugural ASEAN Conference! This one-day event will bring together driven students, regional stakeholders and distinguished diplomatic pioneers to discuss South East Asia’s most notable issues. Grab your tickets here (before the Early Bird period ends!)
- Applications for the National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) are open! The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Environment’. Follow the website and FB page for updates, and see the flyer for everything you need to know! Applications have now been extended until 30 September 2019 – so ayo, get filming!
- Join the Kupang Committee of the AIYA Eastern Indonesian Chapter! Available positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer, Events Officer and Communications Officer – to be decided at their AGM on 28 September. Submit an Expression of Interest for one of the roles here.
- AIYA Jakarta are seeking a new Communications Officer! For more information and details about this volunteer opportunity, click here. Applications are due 4 October 2019.
- Join AIYA ACT! AIYA ACT will have their AGM at ANU Union on 21 October 2019. All positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, General Representatives and Social Media Officer) are open for recruitment – please send your Expression of Interest for positions to [email protected].
- SBS Radio presents the SBS National Languages Competition 2019 to encourage and celebrate a love of learning languages in Australia. They are calling for language learners of all ages to enter, including those learning English and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. Applications close 27 September 2019 – don’t miss out on the chance to enter!
- The SSEAC Grant Scheme supports engagement with Southeast Asia through funding support for research, mobility and language study. Take a look at the nine grants available and apply by 27 September 2019.
- The Australian Technology Workshop are hosting a series of Professional Development Workshops throughout Indonesia, entitled ‘Finding a PhD Supervisor: A practical guide to researching, preparing and communicating with prospective supervisors”. They will be held in Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar and Bandung throughout the month of October. Register now.
- IndoAustay are running the next Adult Language Immersion Course in Bandung, 6 – 17 January, 2020. The two-week course is taught at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung and is a great way to learn more about Indonesian language and culture. Students stay with a local homestay family during the course. Applications close 2 October 2019. For more information, see the website or contact [email protected].
- The Herb Feith Scholarships scheme is a new initiative of the Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre. Scholarships support graduate researchers to complete an MA or PhD at Monash University on a topic related to Indonesia. Submit your expression of interest for the January – June 2020 enrolment period by 11 October (Domestic Students). Note – The deadline for international students has closed. Find out more here.
- The University of Western Australia is establishing a node of the Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC) and wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Scholar to undertake research related to contemporary Indonesia as part of the broader research efforts of the AIC. Read more about the role – applications close 17 October 2019.
- The University of Sydney are currently accepting applications for a full-time lecturer position in the Department of Indonesian Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures. Applications close 20 October 2019. More info available here.
- Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre will have their 2019 Conference entitled, ‘Chinese Indonesians: Identities and Histories’ on 1 – 3 October. See the flyer and register here. Discounted registration available for students and AIYA members.
- Applications for Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships for Semester 2, 2020 have opened. Apply today!
- The Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) is seeking host families in Canberra for the period 14 October to 1 November 2019. AIYEP Host families will be provided with supermarket and/or fuel vouchers to the value of A$600 for the period as a token of thanks for sharing their home. If you are able to host an Indonesian youth, click here for more details and to contact DFAT.
- The ASEAN Australia Education Dialogue (AAED) 2019 will be held from 18-20 November 2019 in Malaysia and is themed ‘Building Quality Assurance and Sustainability in International Education’. More information on how you can attend can be found on their website.
- The Asia Centre’s 5th International Conference (to be held in Bangkok, July 2020) will focus on ‘Hate Speech in Asia: Challenges and Solutions. They are now accepting abstracts until 15 December 2019. Submit yours and/or register for the conference here.
- Pemberdayaan Perempuan Memerangi Kemiskinan (PPMK) is a microfinance organisation based in Yogyakarta that work to empower women to fight poverty. They also provide free English classes to children and are currently working to establish an English book library, so children can continue learning at home. They are seeking donations of new and secondhand English books. To coordinate any donations, contact PPMK on WhatsApp at +62 857-7610-7979 or at [email protected]. Learn more about PPMK’s work!
- ACICIS is inviting all of its alumni to join the all-new alumni platform. It is packed with new features such as alumni directory, jobs and opportunities page, events page, interest-group pages, as well as other exciting features that will be added regularly. To sign-up, please visit their alumni website here.
- Inside Indonesia publishes original pieces on a wide range of political, social, environmental and cultural issues in Indonesia. They accept articles from a diverse range of people who have an interest in Indonesia. To find out how to contribute, click here.
- Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.
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