A once in a two-year opportunity has arrived! The AIYA National AGM is coming up which means AIYA is accepting applications for Board Positions!

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In the news

  • Indonesia is set to reopen schools with extra cautions starting in July. only 25% of students are allowed to attend the classroom and classroom activities are limited to 2 hours a day. (Jakarta Globe)
  • Public servants in Indonesia will soon be able to work from Bali through a government initiative to revive the tourism and creative economy industry on the island, but the program has also raised some eyebrows. Why is this the case? (ABC News)
  • Indonesia’s energy and mineral resources ministry has raised the country’s target to generate electricity from new and renewable energy from 30% to 48%, which includes co-firing coal with biomass. This is excellent news for the environment! (Argus media)
  • Australia’s largest dinosaur the, Australotitan cooperensis, was discovered in remote Queensland outback. It is so big that it stretches the length of a basketball court, and is as tall as a B-double truck! (The Australian)
  • Bali is among several Indonesian destinations welcoming tourists from next month, but don’t pack your bags just yet! Australian authorities have been clear not to expect much in the way of international travel until at least next year. (ABC News)


  • 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.
  • JOIN AIYA IN-PERSON LANGUAGE EXCHANGE! LX is back in multiple locations across Australia. Connect, chill, and converse with like-minded youth, meet new friends and engage in cross-cultural exchange. In-person language exchange is on:
    • WA: Every Wednesday fortnight, 6 PM, Old Shanghai Northbridge. Follow @aiya_wa on Instagram or Facebook for more info. 
    • NSW: Every Wednesday, 6 PM, Darling Square (food court underneath library). Follow @aiya_nsw on Instagram or Facebook for more info. 
    • Vic: Every Wednesday, 6 PM, Kathleen Syme Library Kathleen Syme Library, Multipurpose room 2. Follow @aiya_vic on Instagram or Facebook for more info
    • ACT:  Every Wednesday, 6 PM, Marie Ray Building. Follow @aiya_act on Instagram or Facebook for more info
  • Throughout June – Monash Indonesia will become Indonesia’s first ever foreign University from October 2021, and welcome people interested in its study opportunities to attend one of its many info sessions that cover study options. Register here.
  • 1-15 June- Penpal Ladies is AIYA’s Women’s Committee program that seeks to connect female-identifying AIYA members with others in different countries. Registrations are now open until 15 June. More info here.
  • 12 June- AIYA’s Women’s Committee is hosting a seminar called  ‘Stronger Together: Advocacy of Women’s Issues in Australia and Indonesia. Join two fantastic speakers on their journey in women’s rights advocacy in both Australia and Indonesia. The event will take place on zoom at 10 am WIB/ 1 pm AEST. Register here.
  • 14 June – SSEAC hosts a conference for postgraduate students and early career researchers to provide a forum to bring together expertise on Southeast Asia from postgraduates and early career researchers at the University of Sydney and beyond. Register here.
  • 19-20 June- Taronga Zoo will be hosting an Eid event to celebrate the end of Ramadan. 50% discount on single tickets for the festive weekend using promo code EIDIND21. More info here.
  • 23-26 June- AIFIS-MSU Indonesian Studies Conference will be held featuring 10 parallel sessions on a wide range of topics from history, music, environmental issues, economy and many more. Registrations are now open here.
  • 27 June- Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia is hosting a virtual screening of ‘The Furnace.’ This Australian film screening is free for Indonesian viewers, and will be hosted at 1pm WIB. More info here. 
  • 7 July- SPARK Deakin is hosting a webinar on ‘Creative Approaches to Tourism,’ from experts in Melbourne and Bandung. This session aims to answer what tourism would look like in a post-COVID world. This will take place at 4pm AEDT/1 pm WIB, with more information here.
  • Bali Beat – Established in March 2020, The Bali Beat gathers together the biggest news and each day’s COVID-19 data on the Island of the Gods Subscribe. Follow Bali’s latest articles here
  • Suara Indonesia Dance is 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.

On the Blog

  • In late April, AIYA Queensland held a webinar in partnership with the Indonesian Students Association (PPIA) Queensland and Universitas Indonesia’s Society of Renewable Energy. The webinar, titled, ‘Integrating Sustainability: Career and Day-to-day’, examined how students and young professionals can be more sustainable, both in their careers and their everyday lives. Read the takeaways from the event here.


  • DFAT is seeking a part-time Payroll Officer that requires a high level of attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of the Locally Engaged Staff (LES) Terms and Conditions of Employment. Apply by 13 June here.
  • Australia’s CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) is looking for a Senior Program Manager who will be be part of the CSIRO Indonesia Office in the Australian Embassy. Submit your applications no later than 13 June here.
  • AIYA’s Women Committee ‘Penpal Ladies’ is receiving applications. Selected participants will be paired up with women from Australia or Indonesia to experience exchanging postcards over the eight weeks. Apply by 15 June here.
  • Cardno Towards a Strong and Prosperous Indonesian Society (MAHKOTA) is currently requesting proposals from a Firm to Undertake Evaluation Study on MAHKOTA’s Contribution Towards Indonesia’s National Poverty Data System. The submission deadline is on 15 June. More information here.
  • Cardno is seeking a Business Portal Manager to take lead for operationalising and managing Katalis’ business portal. This is a short-term consultancy position with up to 84 days over 6 months. Apply by June 16 here.
  • Scope Global is hiring a Risk, Safety and Security Coordinator, New Colombo Plan. This is a full-time, fixed-term 4-year contract based in Adelaide. Apply by June 16 here.
  • Scope Global is hiring a Communications Officer to provide administration and support services to DFAT’s New Colombo Plan. This role includes a range of marketing, comms and stakeholder management responsibilities. Apply by June 16 here.
  • Alkimos College is seeking someone who can teach Japanese, Indonesian or Italian from Year 7 and build the program from the ground up. Submit your applications here by 17 June.
  • Cardno has a Gender and Social Inclusion internship opportunity open! This role is to support the integration of gender and social inclusion issues across Prospera’s portfolio work. If you are interested, apply here by 18 June.
  • Asialink is hiring Manager, Projects & Development responsible for shaping and delivering programs and projects and supporting the Director Asialink Arts in the advancement of partnership opportunities. Apply here before 21 June.
  • Prospera is seeking a Senior Adviser (Budget Policy) to develop and improve fiscal policies and strategies. This job requires working closely with the Indonesian government to undertake economic analysis. Apply by 28 June here. 
  • Women in Asia Conference is calling for presentations in the format of  paper, and video and audio podcasts of 8 minutes in length. Submissions open until 30 June here.
  • International Internships has two Indonesia related positions open! They are looking for a Participant Engagement Coordinator and a Placement Coordinator. If you are interested in facilitating better Indonesia-Australia relations, this is the position for you! Apply by 5 July here. 
  • ANU is hiring a Lecturer in Indonesian Language and studies. This position will be based in Canberra, with teaching beginning in Semester 1 2022. If you are a scholar that is looking to making substantial contribution to ANU’s Indonesian language program, apply by 15 July here.
  • Twitter is currently seeking a Communications Manager to report to the Head of Communications for Southeast Asia to craft and execute PR/communications programs and activities for Twitter in Indonesia and Malaysia, based in the company’s Jakarta office. Apply here.
  • Youtube is seeking a Strategic Partner Manager on the Content Partnerships team based in Jakarta where they will provide  a unique opportunity to create long-lasting relationships with a portfolio of partners, and to apply and hone business skills in an entrepreneurial environment. More info here.
  • ReelOzInd! 2021 is receiving submissions for the sixth Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition until 1 August. Read the guideline here and submit your film here. Get a chance to win AUD15,000 prize pool!
  • Australian Volunteers is temporarily suspending overseas placements but are continuing to support partner organisations through remote volunteering. If you’re interested in volunteering in-country then check-out a range of opportunities 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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