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. Submission deadline is now 17 November 2019.
In the news
- Australia and Indonesia are closing in on a historic free trade deal. However the agreement still faces some stiff hurdles, both at home and abroad. (Crikey)
- It has been almost a century since the novel Sitti Nurbaya was published. In the book, Sitti Nurbaya ends up agreeing to marry a much older and abusive businessman, Datuk Maringgih, so that he will forgive her father’s debt. In the minds of many of my contemporaries, Sitti Nurbaya represents a bygone era, with new data highlighting several key features of changing marriage patterns in Indonesia. (Indonesia at Melbourne)
- Ten people, including teenagers, were killed in Indonesia’s post-election riots in May this year, the human rights commission said as it accused police of beating up protesters. (Al Jazeera)
- The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned of an ‘epidemic’ of asbestos-related diseases in South-East Asia. Yet as more and more countries ban the lethal substance, a powerful industry lobby group is doubling down on efforts to promote one form of asbestos as safe and expand its market in Indonesia and South-East Asia. (The Age)
- AI represents a golden opportunity for Indonesia, with a relatively young and vibrant population boasting a median age of 30. Indonesian AI start-ups are primed to follow in the footsteps of their counterparts from other Asian countries which have been successfully transforming their countries through technology. (The Jakarta Post)
- Indonesia’s national dish of nasi goreng, or fried rice, has become a lot cheaper these days as the nation’s two big ride-hailing apps – Gojek and Grab, wage a price war on everyday groceries. (The Star)
- Adelaide, 11 November – AIYA SA play futsal every Monday night at Flinders Uni. Message them via the FB if you’re keen to join in.
- 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, 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. Don’t miss the session two’s panel on ‘soft power and student mobility’, examining the impact the NCP and other scholarship programs (eg. Australia Awards) are having on the Australia-Indonesia relationship, from 11:00 – 12:30pm in the Acton Theatre. There will also be a breakout discussion from 12:30 – 1:30pm featuring current/recent participants of these key bilateral flagship initiatives to gauge their experiences and evaluate their role in deepening bilateral relations. See the program here – register now!
- Darwin, 9 November – AIYA NT will hold their AGM at Hon Lauren Moss Office, Casuarina from 10:30am. See how you can apply for the 2020 Committee here.
- 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.
- Kupang, 9 November – AIYA East Indo (Kupang) are hosting an Information Session on the ‘Tourism and Hospitality Internship Program’, lead by guest speaker Alberto Selan (Intern at Griffith University, Queensland) from 11am at Nusa Cendana University. See more information.
- Melbourne, 13 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, 21 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, 11 November – One week to go until the 2019 ReelOzInd Short Film Competition at Uni of Sydney! Bring your friends for an exclusive screening of the award-winning fims, from 5 – 7pm. See the FB event – register here.
- Sydney, 30 November – Don’t miss the IACC’s ‘Indonesian Cultural Night’, at the Rockdale Town Hall, 6:30pm – 10pm. See the flyer.
- Voting is now open for the ‘People’s Choice Award’ category in the National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) until 17 November 2019. Cast your vote now!
- 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 NT! Nominate yourself for a position in AIYA NT’s 2020 Committee, to be determined at their AGM on 9 November 2019. Available positions include; Chapter President, Secretary, Treasurer and General Committee Members. Submit an expression of interest via a Facebook message or email [email protected].
- 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].
- 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 University of the Sunshine Coast is currently seeking a Lecturer in World Languages (full time, ongoing). The School of Creative Industries offers a range of undergraduate programs across three main areas: Design, Creative Industries and Communication and is looking to appoint an exceptional Academic to grow the existing languages program within the area of Communication. Applications close 2 December 2019. See more information.
- 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.