In the news

  • Merry Christmas dan Selamat Natal! Despite reports that christians in some regions faced problems as they were due to celebrate Christmas, religious groups and communities in many regions have proven that interfaith tolerance is still the norm in the archipelago. (Jakarta Post)
  • As trade rows escalate between Indonesia and the European Union, liquor and dairy from the continent has caught in the crossfires. What caused this? What are the impacts? Check out this article. (Jakarta Post)
  • Interested to see what the new Indonesian capital would look like? CNBC has a video on what the award-winning design look like. Ayo lihat di sini. (CNBC)
  • The end of the year marks the peak season for tourism for Bali. However, rural hamlets are under pressure as the famous balinese rice fields are disappearing beneath hotels and bars. Ian Lloyd Neubauer covers the story.  (Al Jazeera)



  • Melbourne, 20 February – 28 March – Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (Asia-TOPA) returns to celebrate the creative imagination of artists and cultures in the Asia-Pacific region. The events have shows showcasing the cultures of various Asian countries. Alumni of the University of Melbourne are eligible to receive a 15% discount. Check it out here.



  • The Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) is seeking Yogyakarta Semester Buddies/Pendamping Are you a student or fresh graduate of a university in Jogja? Gain invaluable experience by assisting international students and learn Intercultural understanding! Read more here.
  • Attend the VILTA Annual Conference! Held on 6 March 2020, don’t miss out on Victorian Indonesian Language Teachers’ Association’s biggest event with speakers and participants from around the state coming to discuss all things Indonesian. This event will be held in Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne. Register here.
  • Join Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Justice 2 (AIPJ2) as a MEL Support Officer and play an integral role to manage quality reports using AIPJ2 MIS function. Position closes 5pm Jakarta time, Friday, 27 December 2019. Read more information 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.

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