AIYA Annual 2019 is here! We hope this summary of events provides some insight for readers into AIYA.




In the news   

  • In a manifestation of friendship between Indonesia and Australia, a total of 38 personnels from the Indonesian Military (TNI) have arrived in Australia to assist overworked rural fire services fight bushfires in the country that is battling bushfires for months now. (SBS News)
  • While Indonesia is becoming a wealthy nation, there remain an enormous number of very poor people, who are not doing so well. 20% of Indonesia’s population remains vulnerable to falling into poverty. Why is this happening? What can be done? Read more here. (The Interpreter)
  • Australia’s relationship with Indonesia is complex, often fluid but sometimes fraught. How do the two neighbors regard each other? How can Australia strengthen ties with its neighbours? Veteran Indonesia watcher, Prof. Richard Robison discusses. (The Jakarta Post)
  • New to Indonesian cuisine? Keen to try it out, but confused as to what to try? SBS have done us a favour by summarising the 5 dishes to try on your first trip to Indonesia! From Gado-Gado to Ayam Goreng, this article will surely make you drool! (SBS)


In the blog

  • As many as 38 Indonesian humanitarian assistance personnel deployed to help deal with forest and land fires in the Blue Mountain region of New South Wales have arrived at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Richmond, New South Wales. Read more here.




  • Jakarta, 8 February- Join AIYA National for its inaugural AIYA Alumni Dinner in Jakarta. Acara makan malam ini dilangsungkan sebagai salah satu bentuk ucapan terima kasih untuk Alumni AIYA atas kontribusi mereka. Klik disini untuk membeli tiket.
  • 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 out out here.
  • Sydney, 13 February –  The Indonesian Literature Club in Sydney is holding their next group discussion at Customs House Library. For registration and information email [email protected]
  • Sydney, 20 March- Join AIYA NSW for its annual Malam Karier in UTS CB04.03.310 from 6-9 pm. This year’s topic will be “Human Skills We Need in an Unpredictable World,” to gear future work-seekers towards a complex future.





  • Join AIYA Jawa Barat! Want to be a key member of AIYA Jawa Barat committee? They are looking for people to fill the positions of Treasurer, Secretary, Education Lead, Social and Cultural Lead, and Professional Development Officer. Click here to apply.
  • Join AIYA Victoria! – Want to become a key member of the AIYA Victoria committee? AIYA Victoria is calling for applicants! Please note these roles are voluntary, unpaid and for members only. Read moreapply here.
  • Registration is open for DREaM UGM- International Students Summer Program 2020. The two week program is worth 2 credits by combining academic learning with cultural activities in Yogyakarta and the surrounding regions. This year’s DREaM theme is Technology and Financial Inclusion for Sustainable Development. More Info.
  • Applications are open for a two-year appointment as postdoc in Human Rights in East and Southeast Asia at Lund University. The candidate needs to have a written Ph.D thesis with a focus on some aspects of human rights in East and Southeast Asia. More Info.
  • Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia is holding their annual essay competition for Indonesian students, Write to China. This year’s theme is ‘70 Years of Friendship: Celebrating Indonesia-China Bilateral Relations.’ To enter, you must be an Indonesian student between the ages of 18-24, your essay must be original, written in English, and 1000-1500 words in length. Register here.
  • Want to advance your skills and knowledge in sustainable tourism management? Apply to join a Australia Awards short course in Australia this upcoming June. The two-week course is for tourism professionals from 15 provinces: South Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi Gorontalo, Maluku, North Maluku, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, Papua, West Papua, East Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, and South Kalimantan. Applications close on 9 February 2020. More info.
  • Radio Duta Nusantara is looking for volunteers. The Radio has been aired for more than 20 years and are now looking for the next announcer. Based in Sydney, they are aired twice a week for an hour and offer coaching sessions and broadcasting experience. To learn how to be part of them, contact Juliani at +61 412 262 819.
  • Auditsi is currently recruiting a Maitre D’/Restaurant Manager position (based in Bali) for a new client. See the position description. A fun, bubbly personality is required – and native English speakers are encouraged to apply. If you’re interested in the role, please contact Rachel from Auditsi ([email protected]) directly.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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