AIYA Links: 29 October
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Australian study abroad to Indonesia was booming. In 2019 alone, 2,061 Australian Australia has historically been a world leader in teaching Indonesian. But these days, most students don’t continue with the language past primary school, to the point that it is now an ‘at risk’ language. The Asia Education Foundation (AEF) recently launched a Rationale that highlights the significant opportunities for engaging with Indonesia and Bahasa Indonesia for young Australians.
In the news
- Although Indonesia has the world’s fourth largest population (270 million) and is a close neighbour of Australia, few Indonesians live in Australia. In fact, Australia’s Indonesian diaspora community ranks 19th by size. (Indonesia at Melbourne)
- Kirrilly McKenzie, guru bahasa Indonesia di Haileybury Rendall School, mengatakan kota Darwin punya potensi sebagai tujuan utama warga Australia untuk bisa belajar bahasa Indonesia. Bukan saja karena faktor kedekatan secara lokasi, belajar bahasa dan budaya Indonesia pun menjadi kemampuan yang bisa dipakai oleh pelajar-pelajar di Kawasan Australia Utara. (Tempo)
- The COVID-19 pandemic has had uneven economic, social, psychological and health impacts. It has magnified existing inequalities, including those experienced by people with disability. (The Conversation)
- Australia mulai mengizinkan warganya pergi ke Indonesia. Lampu hijau itu diberikan Australia setelah menurunkan level peringatan nasihat perjalanan ke Indonesia yang ditetapkan kementerian luar negerinya. (CNN)
- AIYA Indigenous Engagement Events! Kumpul, AIYA’s Indigenous Engagement Committee have worked to construct and host some events in celebration:
- First Nations Book Club has its inaugural launch this year, it promotes the importance of incorporating Indigenous perspectives into the work we do in building the Australia-Indonesia relationship. Meet bi-monthly to read a diverse range of books by Indigenous Australian authors. Interested? Join the WA group here and/or the FB group 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 on Discord and open to anyone with any level of Indonesian and English
- 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 second Wednesday, 6pm, Old Shanghai Northbridge. Follow @aiya_wa on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
- VIC: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Carlton Gardens (outside IMAX). Follow @aiya_victoria on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
- 29 Oct OzAlum is hosting “Quiz Part 2: Individual Challenge” at 4pm WIB. The quiz is open to all Indonesians who have studied or are currently studying in Australia. Join the quiz and win awesome prizes! Register here.
- 29 – 30 Oct OzAsia Festival is hosting ‘Perahu-Perahu’ – a stunning imagery and live music turn the traditional art form of wayang kulit on its head as Indonesian Australian artist Jumaadi and his collaborators. Buy the ticket here. Alternatively, join AIYA SA on 3 Nov for a fun outing to the OzAsia festival on 3 Nov, further details here.
- 30 Oct AIYA QLD is hosting its annual ‘Games in The Park’! Come join for free food, games and lots of laughter in Orleigh Park at 2pm AEST. Get the chance to win prizes. More info here.
- 30 Oct AIYA Yogya x AIYA NSW are hosting a virtual food event that discusses unique facts about Indonesian and Australian cuisine. Register here.
- 30 Oct Museum of Indonesian Arts is hosting a webinar on Indonesian Performance in Australia/Melbourne at 2.45pm AEDT. Click here to join.
- 2 Nov WAIF (Western Australia Indonesia Forum) aims to foster communication and collaboration among Indonesia researchers. Join the Forum at 8am AWST or 7am WIB. Register here.
- 4 Nov DFAT is hosting the ‘Global Market Insights Seminar: Indonesia’. Indonesia’s economy is bouncing back from COVID-19. Find out what this means for your business, and where the commercial opportunities are. Get some tips on business culture as well. Register here
- 14 – 16 Dec The International Conference and Cultural Event (ICCE) of Lampung 2021, organised by Monash University, consists of keynote addresses and an array of presentations centred on the visual and performing arts of Lampung, southern Sumatra. Register here.
- Australia-Indonesia Institute Indonesian Studies Awards recognises the achievements and contributions of Indonesian language teachers, researchers, and leaders in Indonesian cultural outreach in Australia. Each award recipient will receive a certificate and cash prize of $1000. The 2021 award recipients will be announced at the NAILA Virtual Awards Ceremony in December. Nominate yourself or another person here by 31 Oct.
- AIYA SulSel is accepting nominations for President, Vice President, and Secretary that will be up for election at the AGM on 6 Nov. Apply here by 5 Nov.
- AIYA Victoria will be holding its AGM on 9 Nov via Zoom, nominations to join the committee can be submitted here by 8 Nov.
- AIYA Yogyakarta is calling for nominations for their upcoming AGM on 13 Nov. Submit a nomination for a position here by 11 Nov.
- AIYA National is receiving submissions for AIYA Annual for the public to present their thoughts and perspectives on the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship. For more info, click here and send your submissions to [email protected] by 16 Nov.
- NAILA is receiving public votes for People’s Choice Award 2021 before 26 Nov. Cast your vote for your favourite performance here!
- Fortescue Future Industries is hiring a Global Governance & Compliance Graduate to run the day-to-day oversight of the Company’s Business Integrity Compliance Program. Apply by 29 Oct here.
- ASD (Australian Signals Directorate) is looking for people from all backgrounds with expertise in Languages Other than English (LOTE), to fill a diverse range of roles across ASD activities. Apply by 31 Oct here.
- Lydekker is recruiting Summer Associates (paid interns) to join the team. If you are a high-performing university student who is interested in the Australia-Asia interface, and have finished (or are about to finish) your second year, apply by 31 Oct here.
- A2ELP is the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program. Social entrepreneurs can apply to join the region’s leading entrepreneurs in bespoke workshops, networking and collaboration, and become part of the A2ELP alumni. Apply by 31 Oct here.
- Asia Options publishes online journalism for Australians interested in exploring educational, professional and leadership opportunities in Asia. They are looking for voluntary writers, a marketing specialist and an Indonesian correspondent. Apply for positions by 31 Oct here.
- Prospera is seeking an Economist and an International Performance (MEL) Adviser to join their team in Jakarta. Apply by 31 Oct.
- Cardno is hiring an Evaluation Specialist for End of Program Review – Australia Indonesia Infrastructure Grants for Municipal Sanitation (sAIIG). Apply by 31 Oct here.
- Australian Strategic Policy Institute is hiring a Lead and Project Officer to coordinate the development and execution of professional development programs. Apply for positions by 31 Oct here.
- The Department of Education in Western Australia is looking for people to join their 2022 Language Assistant Program. For more information about the program or to apply, email [email protected] by 1 Nov 2021.
- The Asia Studies Association of Australia is open for applications to join the 2022 ASAA Conference Postgraduate Day! Are you a postgraduate student conducting Asia-focused research? Apply here by 1 Nov.
- VIC Government is hiring Classroom Teacher to teach Indonesian and assist schools to improve educational outcomes. Apply here by 2 Nov.
- YAIA (Young Australians in International Affairs) is recruiting volunteers for several positions; Careers Director, Partnerships Director, Partnerships Officer, and People & Culture Officer. Apply here by 5 Nov.
- AASYP (ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership)is recruiting Business Development Officer (7 Nov) and WordPress Designer (no date). For further details check out the position descriptions here.
- Prospera seeks the services of an Economist (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) to assist the Government of Indonesia (GOI) counterparts in developing and improving private sector and entrepreneurship development policies and strategies. Apply here by 12 Nov.
- Australia Council for the Arts is receiving applications for a fully funded scholarship for the International Leadership Program – Arts Leaders or Future Leaders Program. The program aims to transform mid-career to established arts leaders’ leadership and to create impact for your organisation, practice or community. Apply by 30 Nov here.
- Asialink Leaders Program is Australia’s premier program for Asia capable leaders, offering a transformational experience with the latest insights, capabilities, and connections to position you for success with the region. Apply by 31 Dec here.
- ASAH Emerging Scholar Award is receiving submissions for academic papers on any subject in Asian Humanities. Submit your academic papers here and get the chance to win the award of 200 AUD. Submissions closed on 31 Jan 2022.
- Do you have a great Indonesia-Australia business development idea that needs connecting and support?Submit your ideas to Katalis through its business portal here. Proposals can be submitted all year, and will be subject to approval from the governments of Indonesia and Australia.
- DFAT has established the Emerging Markets Impact Investment Fund (EMIIF) which seeks to support development ideas across the Indo-Pacific region. If you have a bright development idea consider applying for support here.
- Lakoat Kujawas is calling for proposals for the art residency program 2021-2022! The community of Taiftob Village, Mollo, NTT is open for collaboration with interdisciplinary artists and food activists. More info here.
- OnlinPajak Tech is hiring a Senior Data Engineer located in Sydney. Read more on the job description here.
- Asia Options has two vacant positions; Marketing Specialist and Country Correspondent Roles to join the team. See here for more info.
- 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.
- 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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