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In the news
- Opinion polls, declining language studies and a growing knowledge gap all indicate that it’s time that Australians got to know their Indonesian neighbours better. But how can Australia move from rhetoric to deeds to show the value of its strategic and economic partner? (The Strategist)
- Not many Indonesians are aware of Australia’s national sport; the rule and the national obsession. However, AFL has been building solidarity among Australians and Indonesians during the pandemic. (The Jakarta Post)
- Mainteater group, made up of Australian and Indonesian artists, broadcasted online videos exploring the concept of time during the pandemic. Actors created clips from their homes in Bandung and Melbourne, interweaving them to create a compelling interpretation. (Tempo)
- The Indonesian House of Representatives plans to draft a bill that will criminalise alcoholic beverages. Indonesia has a low rate of consumption, at 3.3%, but prohibition could still lead to dire health and illicit trade consequences. (The Conversation)
- 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.
- Sydney, 8 March- Join in AIYA NSW for this rare opportunity to learn from Pak Taufiq from Pertamina about the oil industry, the company and his inspiring Australia/Indonesia experience, while brushing up your Bahasa Indonesia! Only 20 spots available! Free for AIYA Members, enter code INDOTALK1 at the checkout.
- 9 March – Investing in Indonesia: Australian Perspectives, is an online IABC even offering first-hand perspectives of investing in Indonesia from Australian industry leaders Linfox and Coca-Cola Amatil. Register here.
- 14 March – #AIYAConnect is releasing their 2nd Episode- Staying Sane 101; Supporting you and your loved ones. Participants will have the chance to discuss the topic with Jennifer Budimulia, Co-Founder of Seribu Tujuan as a speaker. Stay tune at AIYA Jakarta’s socials for more details.
- March – Monash in Indonesia webinar series will be held throughout March to introduce Indonesia’s first foreign university; its post-grad courses, scholarships and application process. Register a session 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.
- Australia-ASEAN Strategic Youth Partnership are recruiting multiple volunteer positions, from Operations to Marketing. Apply by March 7 here.
- Join NAILA! The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards is seeking a Program Coordinator, Program Officer, Creative & IT Officer, Language Officers and Videographer/Photographer. Application due 28 March and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. More info on NAILA’s website.
- The University of Melbourne is seeking a Manager, International Education Partnerships. The role is within AsiaLink. If you are a leader with the ability to influence, manage and coordinate others in a complex operating environment, don’t hesitate to apply here before 8 March.
- Bamboo Micro Credit is an Australian NGO offering loans to Indonesians in need. They are seeking a Board Director based in Perth. Read more here and email for more info here.
- ACICIS (Australian Consortium for ‘In‐Country’ Indonesian Studies) is hiring a Marketing & Student Recruitment Officer in Yogyakarta. The position is for Indonesin nationals only. Apply by 22 March here.
- Cardno is hiring a Finance Manager to join the Economic Cooperation Program Collaborative Hub in Jakarta. Apply by March 27 here.
- ANU & SMERU Research have opened grant applications for collaborative research projects between Australians and Indonesians. Covid-relevant research areas are encouraged this year; apply by 31 March here.
- Asia Group Advisors (AGA) is a strategic advisory firm and are currently seeking two Indonesian specialist roles: analyst and senior associate. More info 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 via this link.
- IDP education is seeking an Education Counsellor Australia based in Kebun Jeruk. If you hold a minimal Bachelor’s degree, preferably from an Australian university and or have experience in education counselling, apply 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.