A 30-year cattle trade relationship between Indonesia and Australia “in danger of being destroyed” as the Indonesian Government is reportedly looking at sourcing live cattle from Mexico, following high Australian cattle prices.
In the news
- ‘Australia Day’ is a national public holiday in Australia where many ‘new’ Australians are welcomed through citizenship ceremonies and other Australians are recognised for their contributions to the country through the ‘Australian of the Year’ awards. The specific date of the day however has caused controversy and many Australians are calling to ‘change the date’. (AIYA National)
- The Indonesian government’s vaccination program will initially prioritise its working population over the elderly, unlike other countries that have started the program. The decision is backed by the hope of quickly jumpstarting Indonesia’s economic development. (Indonesia at Melbourne)
- The Australian government will invest $1 billion for new long-range missile technology for naval fleet. The advancement aims to defend against maritime threats amid a regional arms race fuelled by China’s growing assertiveness throughout the Indo-Pacific. (The Sydney Morning Herald)
- Eurovision and Australia have brought representation of Indigenous artists to mainstream media. Take a look at the stories of Indigenous artists who have taken part in the contests and their reflections. (AussieVision)
- Di Hulu Sungai Mahakam, Kalimantan Timur, masyarakat adat Liu Mulang hidup dengan kearifan lokal yang dilestarikan secara turun temurun. Dapatkan mereka mempertahankan cara hidup tradisional sambil membuka diri terhadap pariwisata? (SBS Indonesia)
On the Blog
- The Green New Deal has become a political buzz phrase. After a decade of obscurity, the far-reaching climate proposal was catapulted back onto the political agenda with the election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to US Congress in 2018. After several decades of climate summits, carbon budgets, and self-imposed non-binding targets, the Green New Deal proposes a new, all encompassing solution to the climate crisis. Given the primacy of the United States in international politics, the concept of a Green New Deal has naturally been discussed across the globe. In fact, the concept of a Global Green New deal was first put forward a decade ago. So what are its prospects in Australia and Indonesia? Find the answer here.
- 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.
- 30 January – PPI is hosting ‘Departure: Australia’ for Indonesians who will study in Australia. Attend this online event to learn about life, culture, study and get some tips for living in Australia. Followed by Q&A. Register here.
- 3 February – ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute will be hosting a webinar titled “Sino-Japanese Relations in the Post-Pandemic Era: Implications for Southeast Asia”. Sign up for the webinar here.
- 11 February – Cross-curriculum STEM Education is a webinar sharing insights and case-studies of implementing STEM programs in international settings. If you are an Indonesian STEM or science teacher you can register here.
- 11 February – Monash Indonesian Seminar Series (MISS) will have its first webinar in 2021 on “Identity politics and style in the Malay music and culture of Indonesia’s Riau Islands” This seminar will be held at 5:00pm to 6:00pm AEDT. Register now here.
- 13 February – 13 March – Bali Poetry Slam Unspoken is an event a part of Southeast Asia Queer Festival, and provides a safe space poets to share their experience and educate. 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.
- Listen to cosy and in-depth conversations between talented individuals about social and cultural issues in Indonesia and Australia. Explore the 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.
- Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) is looking for a researcher to join the Food Security and Agriculture team. Submit your application by Jan 31.
- International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) is seeking expressions of interest from candidates for appointment as Chair of the Board or Non-Executive Director. Application closes on Jan 31.
- Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) is looking for talented individuals to fill a number of different positions related to counterterrorism and national security. Apply soon this January.
- Gen:P bridges the disconnect with young people and policymakers, and are seeking to fill positions: Communications Manager, Project Officer and Grants & Finance Officer. Apply by Feb 1 here.
- 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 Feb 1.
- Perth USAsia Centre hosts semester-long internships (1day/week) for university students with experience in international relations; economics, business and trade; Asian studies; and/or international law. Apply by Feb 5 here.
- Center for Indonesia’s Strategic Development Initiatives (CISDI) is recruiting Provincial Supervisor and District Supervisor for COVID-19 aid programs in West Java. Apply before Feb 7 here.
- Surabaya’s Direct Aid Program provides flexible small grants for East Java and Central Java. Applications should support COVID-19 recovery efforts or priority development sectors e.g education, health, gender equality and empowering persons with disability. Submit by Feb 20 here.
- Peace Gen is hiring a Project Manager to monitor and report on multiple development projects to donors such as DFAT, USAID and UN. Eligible candidates will have good english skills and have experience in the NGO sector. Apply by Feb 20 here.
- Cardno is seeking Deputy Director to lead KIAT’s water and sanitation programs, and establish relationships with the Government of Indonesia and Australia. Send your application before Feb 22 here.
- Victorian Indonesian Language Teachers Association are calling for enthusiastic Indonesian teachers and linguists to present their knowledge and experiences to improve Indonesian language learning. Apply by Feb 28 here.
- US CSIS Research Intern – Southeast Asia Program (Spring 2021) is seeking interns with a foundation in Southeast Asia studies and international relations/political economy. Apply here for this remote internship.
- Gojek is hiring Programs & Communication Associate in charge of the Yayasan Anak Bangsa Bisa (YABB) program implementation. Interested candidates shall apply directly on the link here.
- AIFIS-MSU Conference on Indonesian Studies is calling for abstracts with submission deadline on 31 March. The conference welcomes scholars with interests in history, culture, anthropology, sociology, language and arts of Indonesia. For more information click here.
- Indonesia Council Open Conference has an open call for proposals. The ICOC will focus on the partnerships that underpin Australia-Indonesia relations. Instructions for paper and presentation submissions are available 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 areas, 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.