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In the news
- Telling Australians their ideas about Indonesia are out-of-date can be a head-banging exercise. Ambassador Gary Quinlan knows this well. The boss of Australia’s Jakarta Embassy has been back to his homeland five times this year promoting the positives of his posting and telling listeners to update the software between their ears. (Our Indonesia Today)
- Has the Morrison government’s Pacific “step-up” led to a South-east Asia “step-down”? Lowy Institute’s Herve Lemahieu explores the importance of South-east Asia to Australia’s prosperity and security. (Lowy Institute)
- Jokowi’s plan to move the capital to Kalimantan may not solve all the woes that Jakarta is experiencing now. Alyssa Leng and Roland Rajah outlines some of the problems of the move. (Our Indonesia Today)
- Kartika Pratiwi is the director/producer of A Daughter’s Memory, the winner of the Best Film and Best Animation categories at the ReelOzInd! 2019 short film festival. The animated documentary focuses on the early life of Svetlana Dayini, the daughter of former senior national leader of the Communist Party of Indonesia, Njoto. (ReelOzInd!)
In the blog
- Community group, NTT Muda recently held an event entitled “Be An Outstanding Job Candidate CV & Interview Workshop”. This event was held at the Volunteer Hub, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta on November 23, 2019. Read about it here.
- Brisbane, 2 December – The Australia-Indonesia Centre, The University of Queensland, and Australia Indonesia Business Council invite you to Queensland-Indonesia: Exploring Stronger Partnerships in Trade and Skills. AIC Digital Economy Fellow Helen Brown will moderate a panel discussion on how Queensland can leverage Indonesia’s human capital development agenda to capture opportunities presented by the imminent ratification of IA-CEPA. – Register here.
- Brisbane, 2 December – The 3rd Australia-ASEAN Entrepreneurs Business Foru is being held from 8:30am – 4:40pm at the University of Queensland, with a special Welcome and Networking Dinner (Note – separate registration required) from 6:30pm at King & Wood Mallesons. Register here.
- Darwin, 29 November – Do not miss an ‘Indonesia Beautiful’ event showcasing a magnificent fashion show, promoting beautiful ready-to-wear collections from well-known Indonesian designers, held at Hilton Darwin from 6pm – 9pm. Seats are LIMITED so quickly get your tickets by visiting this link.
- 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, 4 December – Come to AIYA Vic’s LX every Wednesday at 6pm, RMIT Building 80.
- Melbourne, 3 December – Asia Society Australia are hosting their ‘Disruptive Asia 2019 Launch – Values v Interests debate’ from 5:45pm – 7:30pm at the Monash Conference Centre. The debate will explore how our values intersect with our interests when it comes to Australian research, education and philanthropic collaboration with China’. The event is open to the public – registration essential.
- Melbourne, 5 December – Come along to the AIBC Victoria’s 2019 End of Year Networking Event with the Consul General, from 6 – 8pm. RSVP 2 December – register here.
- Sydney, 30 November – Don’t miss AIYA NSW’s Malam Trivia for 2019! Join them for a bunch of laughs, FREE pizza + martabak and the chance to battle it out for the coveted prize of the 2019 Malam Trivia champions. Bring your friends, your colleagues, your neighbours, your mum and dad! You can create your own team, or just come along on the night and we’ll help pair you up with a team – a great way to make some new friends. Tickets are strictly limited – purchase yours now (discounts for AIYA members)! – See their FB for more details.
- Sydney, 30 November – The NSW School of Languages are hosting their Awards and Open Day from 12 – 3:30pm on Saturday, with a main event of world trivia! See the event details 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, 2 December – Stretch your muscles and play basketball with AIYA Yogyakarta, every second Monday from 7 – 9pm at UNY Basketball Court. See their IG for more details.
- 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@example.com.
- The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Melbourne is looking for people to join us in a variety of roles. It is a 1-3 months unpaid internship programs and is a great taster of what it is like to work in a government organization and know how Indonesian Diplomats work. For further information, check here.
- Danamon Bank are seeking highly talented fresh Indonesian graduates to be a Danamon Young Business Leader. You will experience the whole aspect of banking business and receive privileged exposure to the Top Executives and Senior Leaders. Your strategic thinking, creativity and business acumen will be incubated through in-class trainings, assignments and leadership challenge.You will also receive your own buddy and mentor in every phase of your journey with us. See the flyer and visit the website for more info and to register. Applications close at the end of December.
- 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.
- Apply for an internship with the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) NSW! Internships at AIIA NSW are offered to university students or recent graduates who have an interest in international affairs, and who are looking to further develop their skills for future professional involvement in international policy. For Semester 1 internships, applications are open from 15 November to 15 December 2019. Read more 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.
- Call for applications for the Alumni Grant Scheme (AGS) 2020! The AGS offers seed funding on a competitive basis for initiatives that create impact by putting your knowledge and skills to good use. The program provides up to AU$15,000, and up to 25 grants are available under the current AGS round. The AGS is open to all Indonesian nationals who have graduated from a recognised Australian tertiary institution, including those who are self-funded. It is also open to alumni of short-term studies or programs in Australia. See the guidelines – Submit your applications before 20 January 2020 at this link.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.