AIYA Links: 26 November
Every day, the factory Mohamad Lutfi runs in East Java turns 50 tonnes of plastic waste into pallets. Like many Indonesians, Mr Lutfi has seen massive amounts of plastic waste polluting the land, oceans and rivers near his home in Pasuruan. While plastic is a problem, the waste is also a resource for his employer, Re>Pal, an Indonesia-based Australian company.
In the news
- Indonesia has resumed joint maritime patrols with Australia after a short suspension over the burning of three Indonesian fishing vessels in Australian waters. It comes as foreign minister Marise Payne visits Jakarta as part of broader meetings in south-east Asia aimed at settling tensions about Australia’s pivot to acquiring nuclear-powered submarines and strengthening alliances with ASEAN nations. (The Mandarin)
- Indonesian has been widely taught in Australian schools since the 1950s and enjoyed a boom in the 1990s. It’s decline is part of a national trend that has led Melbourne University’s Asia Education Foundation to warn the subject is at risk here, but there are also some promising case-studies of success.
- Dalam waktu dekat, ada kemungkinan bahwa Indonesia akan melarang semua aktivitas seksual di luar pernikahan heteronormatif. Ini akan menjadi langkah radikal bagi sebuah negara yang tidak pernah mengkriminalisasi homoseksualitas, karena hubungan seksual atas keputusan bersama (suka sama suka) selama ini dianggap sebagai urusan individu, bukan urusan negara.
- AIYA Indigenous Engagement Events! Kumpul, AIYA’s Indigenous Engagement Committee have worked to construct and host some events in celebration:
- Kumpul’s First Nations Book Club launched earlier this year. Through the Book Club, we hope to learn from indigenous perspectives. On 23 Jan 2022 at 7pm AEDT/3pm WIB, we’ll be meeting online to discuss The Yield by Tara June Winch. Tara is a Wiradjuri woman, an acclaimed writer and winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Award (for this book!). 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.
- 20 Nov Global Town Hall is the biggest international relations event of the year. Join the 15-hour marathon discussion of current affairs where leading minds connect with global citizens. Around the world, around the clock. 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.
- 25 & 27 Nov AIYA WA & ACT (respectively) are holding their AGM; it is a chance for members to catch-up on what’s been happening at the Chapter, hear reports, and vote for next year’s executive team. More info 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.
- 29 Nov Balai Bahasa Indonesia in Perth is holding a Nasi Campur night where people can come together to eat this delicious dish and chat. Register 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.
- 6 Dec ‘Reimagining Creative Digital Industries: Indonesia’ is an event where you can Learn about major trends in the NFT ecosystem from Balinese Illustrator MONEZ and the current and future applications of UX Design from Dr Eunice Sari, CEO and Co-Founder of UX Indonesia. Register for free 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 Victoria is recruiting volunteers to join the team to contribute to bringing change for bilateral Australia & Indonesia relations, gain experience and have fun being involved. The roles on offer: Treasurer, Education Officer, Education Facilitator, Professional Programs Officer, and Socio-Cultural Officer. Apply by 29 Nov here.
- 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) has a couple openings, including an Infrastructure (Climate Change) Adviser (last day to apply is 21 Nov) and a Senior Program Officer (SPO) (apply by 21 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- ANU is seeking to fill two Research Officer positions (one Senior) to join its College of Asia & the Pacific to support research on the Papua New Guinea economy and/or Australian and international aid and development. Apply by 21 Nov here.
- Prospera is hiring a Health Policy Advisor to support a flagship health transformation program led by Indonesia’s Health Minister. Apply by 26 Nov here.
- 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.
- Asia Education Foundation is hiring an Professional Learning Coordinator to manage the design & delivery of teacher professional learning programs. Apply by 29 Nov here.
- 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.
- Australian Government has two positions for Policy Advisors in its International Division to advise the Prime Minister on foreign policy, aid and trade interests. Apply by 1 Dec here.
- Austrade is open for applications for its National Graduate Program 2022. So if you’re a collaborative, outcomes-focused and high-performing graduate with an interest in making a difference to Australia’s economic prosperity, apply by 3 Dec here.
- Fair Ventures Social Forestry is a social enterprise and is hiring a Business Development and Fundraiser for the Asia Pacific, based in Indonesia. Apply by 15 Dec 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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