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In the news

  • Coronavirus is surging again in Indonesia, and experts fear the worst is yet to come. The highly transmissible Delta variant is becoming the dominant strain in densely populated areas, including Jakarta and parts of Central and East Java. (ABC News)
  • Australia is to reinforce the critical nature of its relationship with Indonesia – amid growing ties between the Southeast Asian nation with China – during a planned visit to Jakarta by Trade Minister Dan Tehan next month. (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • A new farmwork visa will be offered to residents from ten Southeast Asian countries, including Indonesia, to help Australian farmers harvest their crops, but the nation’s peak farm lobby insists it will only believe it when it sees it. (ABC News)
  • The Chinese government has been giving some generous gestures, with the latest is an offer to try and retrieve remnants of the 1,400-tonne Indonesian submarine Nanggala 2. Given its high tension with China, what should the Australian government do? (Australian Institute of International Affairs)

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.


  • 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
  • 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.
  • 18-27 June – Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia is back! If you are based in Indonesia you can watch a selection of Australian and Indonesian films for free online 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.
  • 21 June – Bergabunglah dengan pakar film Australia Danny Lachevre (FanForceTV) dan Dr Sian Mitchell (Deakin University) saat mereka berbagi wawasan terbaru seputar promosi dan pemasaran film. 10am WIB/1pm AEST, register disini.
  • 22 June – BisnisAsia together with CIPS is holding a webinar on ‘Foreign Investment in Indonesian Agriculture’. Held at 11am WIB/2pm AEST, register 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. 
  • 1 July – Join AIYA NSW for a workshop at Haymarket HQ. The branding yourself on LinkedIn workshop will discuss ways to stand out from the crowd when looking for opportunities online. $5 for AIYA members, $10 for non-members, event starts at 6:30pm AEST, register here.
  • 1 July – Perth USAsia Centre is holding a report launch, ‘Beyond the Bilateral: Regional Value Chains and the Next Phase of Australia-Indonesia Economic Engagement’. Held at 1pm WIB/4pm AEST, register 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 1pm WIB/4pm AEST, 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


  • 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.
  • AIHSP is seeking a part-time Subnational Activity Coordinator (COVID-19 Response) based in Bali, who will provide technical assistance, further details here
  • PATHWAYS mentoring program has officially opened its second round! If you would like to become a mentor or mentee apply before 25 June here
  • Katalis is looking for individuals to join their panel of experts across a range of sectors to maximise the implementation of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. Check out the opportunity before it closes on 25 June here.  
  • 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. 
  • Applications are open for the Alumni Grant Scheme 2021 Round 2. If you have an idea or initiative that can create a positive impact on your profession or community, it’s time to take it forward. 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.
  • The Australia-Indonesia Centre is seeking a Digital Communications Coordinator. If you would like to work in the Australia-Indonesia sphere and have a communication background, this is the job for you! Apply by 30 June here.
  • Australia Indonesia Awards nominations are closing soon! Nominations are closing on 30 June, so be sure to do the application beforehand 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. 
  • KIAT is looking for a Lead Adviser, Urban Mobility. The position will coordinate and lead the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and sustainability of KIAT activities in the urban mobility activity stream within the transport sector. Apply by 9 July here
  • DFAT is currently recruiting for the role of Director, Historical Research Section, the ideal candidate should be a specialist historian, able to contribute to other historical publications, engage with academics and the public to enhance understanding of Australian foreign policy. Applications close on 12 July
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • NAILA 2021 competition is now open. With the theme ‘Travel’ or ‘Bepergian’ with 7 categories open to anyone from Kindergarten all the way to professionals. Make sure to submit your application by 31 August. More info here.
  • Palladium is seeking an Education Consultant to work on their INOVASI program who will support the Ministry of Education and Culture by contributing to writing or the development of curriculum related documents, academic/research papers, reviews, guides, and other related documents. Apply here
  • OnlinePajak is looking for a Senior Product Analysis and Google Analytics, a Fullstack Engineer, and a Python Developer. These positions are based in Australia and have flexible working arrangements.
  • 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.
  • 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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