2020 has been a big year for the Australian-Indonesian relationship. We need to hear from you about your perceptions and experiences throughout 2020. This short survey helps AIYA understand its members so we can create more opportunities and improve the way we engage with you.
In the news
- International students land in Australia for the first time since coronavirus shuttered borders. 63 international students, including some from Indonesia, landed in Darwin on Tuesday and are now in quarantine, ready to start their education journey in the Northern Territory! (ABC NEWS)
- Mount Ili Lewotolok in Indonesia’s remote southernmost province erupted early this week. The eruption forced thousands to flee, but no reports of damage or injuries were made. (SBS News)
- Armed with an Australian degree from University of Technology Sydney, Francisco Widjojo wants to transform Indonesia’s economic future. How will he do it? Read more here. (Yahoo Finance)
- Indonesia should work harder to understand Australia, wrote Muhammad Beni Saputra. He argues that Indonesia’s commitment to the bilateral relationship is less robust than that of Australia’s, thus the relations must be rebalanced. (East Asia Forum)
- Calling those in Perth! The city has a new Indonesian restaurant, ‘Nasi Bali.’ Just because travelling to the Island of the Gods is not possible at the moment, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some Balinese staple, like bebek betutu and sambal matah. Yum! Check out ‘Nasi Bali’ and other new restaurants opening in Perth in 2020. (Broadsheet)
On the Blog
- Once upon a time existed an impressionable girl, afraid to express her opinion. Thinking outside of the box was never a consideration, she was chained within this cramped, confining box. She was nothing more than a blank canvas. She moulded herself into any shape anyone wanted her to be, twisting and turning as if she existed to fit everyone’s ideals, though such a feat is impossible. To read more, click here (1st winner of AIYA Jakarta Writing Competition)
- Perjuangan saya mungkin tidak lebih berat dibandingkan dengan pahlawan pengharum nama bangsa tapi bagi saya hidup yang penuh dengan lika liku dan kegagalan ini membuat saya sadar bahwa tidak semua orang mampu menghadapi apa yang saya jalani, bertahan saat ditimpa kegagalan dan sempat merasa ingin berhenti melanjutkan perjuangan ini, merasa putus asa karena tak kunjung sampai tujuan. Klik di sini untuk membaca lebih lanjut (2nd Winner of AIYA Jakarta Writing Competition)
- Many people imagine a hero to be someone who fought against colonialism and stood up for independence. This assumption is certainly not wrong, since those who fought for independence are indeed regarded as heroes. They stood up for the people and the state at the expense of their valuable treasures and even their own life. To me, a hero is someone who supports righteousness and who is willing to help anyone. This definition of a hero I have found in Harjo Dimulyo. To read more, click here (3rd winner of AIYA Jakarta Writing Competition)
- JOIN AIYA ON DISCORD! AIYA would like to cordially invite you to join our new Discord, an online group-chatting platform. We will be using Discord a digital hub for AIYA activities including:
- FLEX- our online language exchange is shifting over to Discord from UniBridge
- Games nights- AIYA will be hosting casual and impromptu gatherings on Discord
- Ngobrol santai- Any AIYA member will be able to join and chat with other members whenever you want.
- 4 December- NAILA’s awards night is happening virtually this year and you are all invited! The event will take place via zoom at 2pm WIB/ 6pm AEDT. Register here.
- 9 December- University of Technology Sydney and AIBC co host ‘Digital Economy as the Engine for Economic Recovery: Perspectives from Indonesia-Australia’ with industry specialists. The webinar takes place from 10am WIB/ 2pm AEDT. Register here.
- 9 December- Asia Centre is launching its report on ‘COVID-19 and Democracy in Southeast Asia: Building Resilience, Fighting Authoritarianism.’ Join experts in their discussion of the research conducted throughout this year. The event takes place at 2pm WIB/ 6pm AEDT. Register here.
- 10 December- Thinking of studying or working in Australia? But unsure about your migration options? Join AIYA NSW and hear from our two expert panellists on Australian migration law, followed by a Q&A Register here.
- 31 Oct – 12 Dec – Indonesia Calling 2020 is a contemporary art exhibition held in Sydney, which includes 30 artists from Bandung, Yogyakarta, Bali and Jakarta. The exhibition explores life on the ground in Indonesia and aims to raise awareness of the impacts of Covid-19 on communities. More info here.
- Suara Indonesia Dance are hosting online Indonesian dance classes via zoom. They’re held on Friday nights between 6:30pm – 7:30pm AEST. All ages and levels welcome. Read more and book via paypal here.
- Kremes Podcast provides lovers of Australia and Indonesia with a chance to listen to a range of Aus-Indo topics from casual chats about our shared cross-cultural experiences to more informative discussions like tips on living/studying/working in Australia. Listen here.
- Indonesia Project Global Seminar – ANU’s Indonesia Project is bringing you a weekly series of seminars on COVID-19 right to your living room. Join in for live discussions, or surf through the archives of previous seminars here.
- Calling for energised & inspiring young ASEAN & Australians who are passionate about tackling modern slavery, human trafficking & forced labour. Applications for the intensive one-month Break the Chain Programme closes on 7 December. More info here.
- Prospera, Australia Indonesia Partnership for Economic Development is seeking a full time Research Analyst to be part of its Public Sector team and an Economist (Budget Policy) based in Jakarta. Application closes 5pm (WIB) on Friday, 11 December 2020. Apply here for the Research Analyst Position. Apply here for the Economist Position.
- AIYA Yogyakarta is seeking new committee members! If you are a passionate young Australian or Indonesia who wants to contribute in building better cross-cultural understanding between two countries, then don’t think twice about registering yourself! Click here to apply (No later than 12 December)
- ISW Women Scholarship funds female full-time research students to study at universities in the US and Canada. Apply for the next round by 28 December, and read more info here.
- Ever wondered what it takes to work for the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)? If you’re an Australian citizen, then you can register for the ASIO Analyst Virtual Experience, where you’ll experience working in fast-paced analytical counter-terrorism exercises, reviewing and assessing intelligence. Register here.
- The Asian Trade Centre (AIC) is seeking Research Analysts to join for internships. Interns must have a background in policy research, trade, economics, law or related area, and will contribute to the design, development and delivery of ATC’s trade research, capacity building, thought leadership and advocacy products. ATC will review & accept candidates on a rolling basis throughout 2020. More info here.
- The Indonesian Film Festival Australia is opened for submissions for 2021. This year’s theme, ‘Myopia’, is a celebration of all the little things that often get overlooked. More info here and apply here.
- Have you got some stories to share about Southeast Asia? Pitch an idea to The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre. SSEAC is looking for a breadth of disciplinary focus including history, law, political science, agriculture, medicine, among others. For more info click 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.