Voting is now open for the ‘People’s Choice Award’ category in the National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA).
In the news
- Indonesian Ambassador to the United States Mahendra Siregar has been appointed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as deputy minister of foreign affairs and tasked with concluding trade negotiations with the US and supporting the palm oil industry. (The Jakarta Post)
- Indonesia has relaxed its data storage rules to allow private companies to keep and process data abroad, according to a copy of the new regulations, sparking criticism from local business that the government is backtracking on its digital sovereignty pledge. (Reuters)
- The Save Aru campaign is one of Indonesia’s most successful grassroots movements in recent years. The people of Indonesia’s Aru Islands managed to defeat a plan to turn more than half of their archipelago into a massive sugar plantation. (Mongabay)
- The appointment of Nadiem Makarim as Education and Culture Minister has raised hope, excitement and anxiety, on whether the former CEO of Gojek, the application for ride-hailing and now many other services, could be the right solution for long-awaited education reform. (The Jakarta Post)
- AIYA is pleased to present to you the results of the 2019 AIYA Survey. This year’s survey aimed to project the voice of young Australians and Indonesians with regard to the health and status of the bilateral relationship. Read the survey report here. (AIYA)
In the blog
- Indonesia has again ranked as the number one study destination under the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan Mobility Program.
- Adelaide, 28 October – AIYA SA play futsal every Monday night at Flinders Uni. Message them via the FB if you’re keen to join in.
- Bali, 3-5 November – Join the Indonesia-Australia Business Council (IABC) at their biannual conference along with leading government and business representatives. This conference willnot only will it focus on important milestones between both countries such as the IA-CEPA but for the first time this conference will feature a youth panel hosted by AIYA! Seven lucky AIYA members have received free tickets to the event so for those who missed out or are not yet AIYA members please consider attending, you can register via the IABC website.
- Brisbane, 30 November – AIYA Queensland will be hosting their Annual General Meeting (AGM) from 11am at Sendok Garpu, Indooroopily. See event details – including how to apply for new committee.
- Canberra, 2 November – Try your hand at the Indonesian Government’s Indonesian language proficiency test, known as Ujian Kemahiran Bahasa Indonesia (UKBI). It’s a free, abbreviated pilot – to be held at the Indonesian embassy. Learn more and register before 27 October 2019.
- Canberra, November 19-21 – The ANU Indonesia Institute is hosting the Indonesia Council Open Conference (with a postgraduate workshop on November 19). It is a free conference with multiple panels on many aspects of Indonesian society, politics, culture, environment, history and more. Please see the program here – register now!
- Jakarta, 5 November – AIYA Jakarta are hosting a knowledge-sharing session entitled, ‘Sharing the Future through Investment’ at Go Food Festival, Gelora Bung Karno Gate 4, from 7pm. See their IG for more details.
- Jakarta, 30 November – The Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy (CIFP) is the country’s biggest festival of diplomacy and also happens to be the world’s largest foreign policy conference. The chosen theme for this year is “Cooling Off The Hot Peace: Strategic Opportunities and Economic Remedies for a Distressful World,”. Register for their annual event here.
- Melbourne, 6 November – Come to AIYA Vic’s LX every Wednesday at 6pm, RMIT Building 80.
- Melboune, 8 November – UniMelb’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and the Australia-Indonesia Centre invite you to the launch of Trading Cultures, a film that traces an artistic exchange which saw artists from Rumata’ Artspace and Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre travel to Makassar, Indonesia and Bawaka in East Arnhem Land in December 2018. Please RSVP by email to Dr Sophie Couchman at [email protected]. See more information here.
- Melbourne, 14 November – Join Tim Watts MP for Asia Society Australia’s first book club event as he discusses ‘The Golden Country: Australia’s Changing Identity’, reassessing ‘Australianess’ through a deep dive into Australia’s race and immigration history. Tim will be joined by renowned Australian writer, lawyer and educator Alice Pung. It’s a free, public event – register now.
- Perth, 7 November – 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, 2 November NKRI OZ Community Inc. are holding a celebration of Balinese music and dance entitled ‘Satu Nusa Satu Bangsa Satu Bahasa’. You can purchase tickets here!
- Sydney, 30 November – Don’t miss the IACC’s ‘Indonesian Cultural Night’, at the Rockdale Town Hall, 6:30pm – 10pm. See the flyer.
- Yogyakarta, 5 November – AIYA Yogyakarta will be hosting their Annual General Meeting at Ciao Gelato, from 6:30pm. Follow their IG for updates!
- Got a creative idea? AIYA wants to hear from you! We are still on the hunt for submissions from our members to be published in the AIYA Annual 2019. Note – deadline for submissions has been extended until 17 November 2019. Learn more here!
- Join AIYA Queensland! AIYA Queensland are recruiting their new executive team, to be decided at their AGM on 30 November 2019. Available positions include Chapter President, Secretary, Treasurer and General Committee Member/s. Express your interest in a position via the Google Form. For more information, email [email protected].
- Fairventures Worldwide and Fairventures Social Forest are hiring a Junior Project Manager – Business and Market Development. They are a German-based organsiation that develops and manages large-scale forest landscape restoration. This is a one-year (minimum) position based in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan with KITAS. See the position description – submit your application ASAP.
- ACICIS is looking for Public Health Study Tour Puskesmas Buddies! This opportunity is open to Indonesian undergraduate students or fresh graduates residing in Yogyakarta. For more details please see the position description or contact [email protected]. Applications close on 1 November 2019.
- Young Australians in International Affairs is searching for young Australians passionate about connecting, engaging and empowering the next generation of Australian leaders in international affairs to join our team of volunteers. They have a number of vacant positions. Check them out – applications close 3 November 2019.
- The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is hiring a Senior Content and Communications Manager. The position is based in the Austrade office located at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta. Read more about the position – applications close 3 November 2019.
- Call for volunteers! ANU’s Indonesia Conference (19 – 21 November) is looking for extra support, with duties including welcoming guests, liaising with speakers on arrival, helping with setting up/packing down, and troubleshooting any IT needs during the conference. See the event details – send the AIYA ACT Facebook page a message if you’re interested in volunteering.
- Asia Society Australia has opened applications for Associate Director, Development and Partnerships to be based in Melbourne. The full-time role is looking for a candidate with 5+ years relevant working experience and an interest in Asia. To find out more information see the position description here, applications close on 10 November.
- The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is currently seeking a General Manager ASEAN (SES Band 2), to be based in Jakarta. You will significantly contribute to Australia’s global reputation by enhancing economic prosperity and promoting Australian capability in the rapidly growing ASEAN markets. Read more about the position – applications close 15 November 2019.
- The ASEAN Australia Education Dialogue (AAED) will be held from 18-20 November 2019 in Penang, 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.
- Corethics Ltd are seeking volunteers to assist with their ReelOzInd! Short Film Fest on 30 November 2019. There are a variety of positions available from pre-event (flyer distribution/sponsorships/donations) to event (door/food & beverage/setup/pack down). If this sounds like something you are keen to support then please apply here!
- The Asia Centre’s 5th International Conference will be held in Bangkok in July 2020. The conference will focus on ‘Hate Speech in Asia: Challenges and Solutions and is 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.
- Applications for Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships for Semester 2, 2020 have opened. Apply today!
- Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.