Bali’s beaches are covered in up to 60 tonnes of plastic trash during monsoon season. It’s getting worse each year, scientists say.
In the news
- Developed by scientists at the Universitas Gadjah Mada, breathalyser said to be able to detect Corona in 2 minutes, has been approved for widespread distribution. This cheaper test aims to increase mass testing at Indonesian public places. (ABC Indonesia)
- After serving sentence since 2011, Abu Bakar Bashir, alleged of orchastrating Bali bombings in 2002, will be released on January 8. Australia has told Indonesia to ensure he won’t incite violence upon the release. (The Jakarta Post)
- PM Scott Morrison has announced a tweak in the Australian national anthem lyrics. Read a commentary from Professor Megan Davis on the change. (The Canberra Times)
- Did you know that Riau Indonesian is one of the simplest languages in the world? It is even called “a language without nouns and verbs” by David Gil, a linguist specialising in Indonesian and Malay linguistics. Menarik ya! (The Great Courses Daily)
- From the closures of arts departments at Australian universities, to the slow government’s response in providing funding to artists, the arts sector has suffered in 2020. How did artists and arts organisations survive through the pandemic? (ArtsHub)
- Tempe vs tahu, manakah yang lebih disukai masyarakat? Mengikuti lonjakan harga kedelai, netizen mengikuti poling tim tempe dan tim tahu. Kalu kamu, tim tahu atau tim tempe? (CNN Indonesia)
- 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.
- 23 January – AIYA Jakarta is hosting a Virtual Lunch and Karaoke event online to have a fresh start to kick off the year. Join the event and get the opportunity to win 2 giveaways. Stay tuned on AIYA Jakarta Instagram page for more details.
- 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.
- Listen to cosy and in-depth conversations between talented individuals about social and cultural issues in Indonesia and Australia. Explore Sana-Sini Podcast 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.
- Cardno offers opportunities for a part-time Administrator to carry out office management tasks of the Australia Indonesia Health Security Partnership (AIHSP). Apply soon by 11 January.
- Griffith University is seeking a Coordinator, Global Mobility who will be responsible for development, promotion and administration of outbound student mobility program. Submit your application online soon before 11 January.
- Cardno is hiring Senior Program Officer – Urban Mobility and Infrastructure Research Data Manager to coordinate and support various Kemitraan Indonesia Australia untuk Infrastruktur (KIAT) activities. Send in your applications soon.
- 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.
- Are you experienced in developing and implementing regional campaigns targeting ASEAN youth? ASEAN Foundation is looking for a Communications Consultant for a campaign. Apply soon before 18 January.
- Cardno is seeking a motivated and proactive individual to be a Project Coordinator – I-KHub on Countering Terrorism and Violence Extremism under the Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Justice 2 (AIPJ2). Send in your CV and cover letter by 20 January.
- Young people based in Victoria are eligible to apply for Victorian Government grant funding and mentorship to develop and produce content to reinforce CovidSafe behaviours. Send in your proposal before 1 February.
- Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) is looking for talented individuals to fill a number of different positions. Apply early this January.
- Arkblu Capital is hiring a Bilingual Executive/Team Assistant responsible for admin and project support. Efficient, detail-oriented, and organised individuals based in Sydney are welcome to apply. Applications are due 12 February.
- 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 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.