Read a book written by 70 Indonesian authors, over Twitter! In partnership with Twitter, M&C Saatchi Indonesia drove ‘The Thread Story’, a crowdsourced book-writing project that resulted in a story written by 70 authors in more than 270 tweets—all for the cause of promoting reading and writing to young people in Indonesia.

In the news


  • 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.
    • 20 Nov Kumpul is hosting the Australian Indigenous Languages Panel at 3-5pm AEDT. Join us to learn about the diversity and richness of Australian Indigenous languages. Register 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. 
  • 13 Nov AIYA Yogyakarta is hosting their AGM at 4pm WIB. Join the meeting here.
  • 15 Nov Community Resilience during the Indonesian Covid-19 Pandemic. The Covid Crisis Solidarity Fund (CCSF), a group formed by concerned members of the queer community in Australia and Indonesia is holding an emerging fundraiser to help support marginalised communities in Indonesia in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Register here.
  • 16 Nov The Indonesian Embassy in Canberra is commemorating the Angklung Day through hosting a Sundanese culture day featuring movie screening, angklung workshop, and culinary. The event will start at 5pm AEDT at Balai Kartini. Register here.
  • 21 Nov AASYP is hosting Scholarship Hunter; a virtual event to upskill and prep your interview. Get a chance to practise through mock interviews. Register soon here.
  • 27 Nov AIYA ACT will be hosting their Annual General Meeting. All positions in the committee will be up for nomination. Find out more here
  • 30 Nov, 2 Dec & 7 Dec COVID-19: Indonesia’s health, society and economic recovery. PAIR (Partnership for Australia-Indonesia Research) Digital Summit features discussions with influential thought leaders from academia, policy, business and community organisations. The summit draws on a series of COVID-19 research reports, register here.
  • 30 Nov – 4 Dec The University of Melbourne is hosting the Indonesia Graduate Lecture Series 2021. Engage in discussions with academic experts on current issues and experience what life in the classroom is like. Register here.
  • 3 Dec NAILA 2021 Awards Ceremony, over 130 students and professionals showed off their Indonesian language skills in 7 categories on the topic of ‘Travel’. Throughout the evening we will hear from a range of highly regarded professionals in the Australia-Indonesia space as well as announcing the 2021 winners from each category and listening to their winning speeches. The ceremony will be held at 5pm AEDT via zoom. Register here.
  • 14 – 16 Dec The International Conference and Cultural Event 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, South Sumatra. Register here.
  • 19 Dec The Australian Embassy and Australia Global Alumni in Indonesia are hosting the 2021 Australian Alumni Awards Virtual presentation. Register here.


  • AIYA Queensland will host their AGM on 13 Nov and are calling for nominations here
  • 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!
  • KIAT (Kemitraan Indonesia Australia untuk Infrastruktur) have several openings including a National Gender Equality, Disability, Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Specialist (apply by 13 Nov), a National Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning (MEL) Specialist (closing on 13 Nov), an Infrastructure (Climate Change) Adviser (last day to apply is 21 Nov) and a Senior Program Officer (SPO) (apply by 21 Nov).
  • Asia Society is looking for a Research Consultant to conduct research in support of the development and adoption of AI technologies and standards, as well as data protection and privacy standards in Southeast Asian countries. Apply here by 15 Nov.
  • PRISMA is recruiting for a Portfolio Adviser, Finance and ICT (closing on 15 Nov) and Head of Communications who will be responsible for implementing the program’s external strategic communications strategy (apply by 20 Nov).
  • Cowater International is recruiting a locally-engaged Partnership Coordinator for its Australia-Indonesia Partnership Towards an Inclusive Society (AIPTIS) Program. Apply by 19 Nov here.
  • ASEAN-ACT (ASEAN–Australia Counter Trafficking) is looking for a Country Manager to lead the planning, delivery and monitoring of activities and manage key counterpart relationships. Apply here by 21 Nov.
  • Are you interested in increasing 🙍‍♀️ women’s participation as leaders in the security sector? Apply now for the @AustraliaAwards’ 🎓 Women in Leadership in the Security Sector Short Term Award. Apply now by 28 Nov. 
  • Cardno is seeking expressions of interest to fill possible upcoming roles that will contribute to Cardno’s success by providing operational and administrative support for project management activities within Cardno’s International Development team. Register your interest here by 30 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’ 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. 
  • Kemlu (Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs) are conducting their annual survey of how Indonesia is viewed by the world. Take it here
  • Stream the ReelOzInd! 2021 film festival on demand here. The film festival, now in its 6th year, saw winners announced for several categories on the theme of ‘connection’. Read more about it here
  • 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
  • Australia Awards Indonesia have created an OzAlumni podcast, catch up on episodes 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.
  • OnlinePajak 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. 
  • Education Centre of Australia is looking for an energetic In-Country Manager in Indonesia. The ideal candidate will assist the Senior Regional Manager (South East Asia) to develop strategies and implement plans to recruit outstanding students to the ECA Group and to meet commencing student targets for Indonesia. Apply here.
  • Kemitraan is looking for (2x Field Facilitator) and (1x Admin Finance) for their Integrated and Sustainable Land Management Project (ISLA Project). Find out more here.

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