In the news

  • On Wednesday, President Jokowi reshuffled the Indonesia Onward Cabinet to allow the administration a fresh start. (The Jakarta Post)
  • A competitive focus on maths education has helped an international school in Jakarta to achieve the top ranking in mathematics performance among private schools in the NSW Higher School Certificate. Hebat ya! (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • In the light of multiple Australian universities closing their Indonesian language program, the government’s higher education funding reform and “Job-ready Graduates (JRG) Package” might have just provided universities their best chance for building scale within struggling language programs. (Asian Studies Association of Australia)
  • Pemerintah Kota Denpasar secara resmi menjalin kerjasama sister city dengan kota Perth, Australia. Apa arti dari sister city ini? Simak lebih lanjut di artikel ini! (SWA)
  • IA-CEPA is one of the most significant bilateral agreements between Australia and Indonesia. In order for the agreement to be effective, Australian and Indonesian business will need to have the ability and skills to engage across jurisdictions and cultures. (Australian Journal of Asian Law)
  • In early December, NAILA ran its Awards Night virtually. Attended by over 100 participants, including distinguished guests from Indonesia and Australia, the event topped-off a successful year for NAILA, albeit the challenges that it brought. Check out this article highlighting the event here. (Asia Options)


  • 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.
  • 11 January – AIYA NTT is hosting Opening and Sharing Events “New Year New Goals” to share and provide tips for their new year’s resolutions. The event will be held online via zoom at 3pm WITA. 
  • 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.


  • AIYA ACT Chapter is seeking new committee members! Apply for Treasurer, Events Officer and General Representative positions by clicking here. (Applications due 26 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.
  • Netball Australia is seeking a Senior International Development Program Manager to lead its programs with DFAT. Application closes 31 December 2020. Apply here.
  • Are you interested in venture capital and private equity? Gunung Investment Capital has partnered with AIYA to seek Financial Analysts based in Jakarta, starting in February 2021. Apply no later than 1 January 2021 here.
  • Cardno is hiring Senior Program Officer – Urban Mobility to coordinate and support Kemitraan Indonesia Australia untuk Infrastruktur (KIAT) activities. The position closes on 15 January 2021
  • Asia Education Foundation (AEF) is looking for an Education Administration & Communications Officer to support the delivery of Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE School Partnerships Program and post-program engagement with schools. Apply soon here.
  • Cowater International is seeking talented individuals to fill the position of Financial Specialist to provide support during assessment of additional PDAM (local government-owned water utilities) that will be included in KIAT Water Hibah Program. Apply here by 1 January 2021.
  • The ASEAN WISE Fellowship is offering opportunities for medium-sized, women or indigenous-led, community-based social enterprises working to end poverty. The fellows will be paired with business partners and can access workshops to catalyse their impacts. Send your application before 15 January.
  • Monash University has opened its first operations in Indonesia. The university is offering academic opportunities across a range of research areas and career opportunities across a range of levels for commencement of the first academic year. Explore the opportunities here.
  • Women’s World Banking is offering opportunities for Associate, Southeast Asia Public Policy Manager, and Research Specialist to be based in Jakarta. Apply soon on this link.
  • 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 a 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 open 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. 

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