Australian rules football, a phenomenon in Australia, is gaining momentum in Indonesia with Aussie expatriates encouraging more people here to get involved and connect to the wider community.
In the news
- Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is pressing ahead with an ambitious plan to construct a new capital city in East Kalimantan, called Nusantara, making sure that the project moves forward before the end of his term. (News.com.au)
- Jetstar has become the first Australian airline to return to Bali almost two years after the pandemic decimated international travel – and other local airlines are expected to follow their lead next month. (The New Daily)
- A strong and shallow underwater earthquake has shaken western Indonesia. The Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the quake was felt in many parts of the province but there was no danger of a tsunami. (The West)
On the Blog
- With Indonesia as one of Australia’s closest neighbours, the two countries share large expat populations – students, foreign national workers and permanent residency holders among other groups. This article is the second (check out the first here) in a two-part series by AIYA National exploring the experiences of Indonesian youth in Australia and Australian youth in Indonesia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- In January 2022, Indonesia’s Lower House passed the Capital City Bill into law, which provides a legal framework for constructing the country’s new capital Nusantara. The reality of the capital’s upcoming relocation surely generates plenty of questions.
- Anda membutuhkan pinjaman dengan segera? Bisa jadi pinjaman perorangan merupakan pilihan yang tepat bagi Anda. Meski waktu yang dibutuhkan untuk memperoleh bentuk hutang ini relatif cepat, bukan berarti pinjaman ini tanpa risiko. (SBS Indonesian)
- AIYA Yogyakarta is hosting Mulut ke Mulut: Exploring Indonesian Tales virtual storytelling and trivia session, in celebration of The World Storytelling Day on 20 Mar. Register here.
- AIYA VIC and Krakatoas FC is hosting a chill BBQ and footy session at Fawker Park in SOuth Yarra on Sunday 27 Mar at 3pm. Register here.
- AIYA Indigenous Engagement Events! Kumpul, AIYA’s Indigenous Engagement Committee have worked to construct and host some events in celebration:
- 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. FLEX will return on 16 January 2022. Stay tuned!
- 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 LANGUAGE EXCHANGE (IN-PERSON or ONLINE!) 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:
- VIC: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Carlton Gardens (outside IMAX). Follow @aiya_victoria on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
- NSW: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Online on Zoom. Follow @aiya.nsw on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
- AIBC is hosting a national webinar “Indonesia: It’s time to take a fresh look” on 21 March at 5pm AEDT. Register here
- IA-CEPA Katalis will be hosting the join Katalis and KADIN Sumatra Utara in “Indonesia-Australia Growing Together: A Conversation with Katalis in North Sumatra” webinar on 22 Mar at 2pm WIB/6pm AEDT. Register here.
- Monash University is hosting the “”The Rise of Asia in the Context of the Indonesia – Australia Relations” seminar at Sir Louis Matheson Library on Tue, 22 Mar. Register here.
- PPIA University of Sydney brings ‘Zoom into Your Future’; 4-part panel discussions by industry experts to provide Indonesian youth, from students to young professionals, with skills and knowledge needed to prepare for their future! Held on 26 Mar, 9 & 23 Apr, register here.
- The Australian National University’s Indonesia Project will host a special gathering to welcome (back) His Excellency Ambassador Dr Siswo Pramono to Canberra. A special Indonesia Study Group meeting will be held in Canberra on 30 Mar at 12.00 -14.00 AEDT. Details to be announced.
- AIATSIS Summit calls for papers! This year’s theme, Navigating the spaces in between, foregrounds the brilliance and value of Indigenous ways of knowing and seeing the world. Attend the summit on 30 May – 3 Jun. More info here.
- ACICIS is looking for a Program Assistant to work in the Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) Jakarta or Yogyakarta Office. Apply here by 18 Mar.
- The Victorian State Government is looking for a Deputy Commissioner South East Asia. This role is a Locally Engaged Position based in the region. Apply before 20 Mar.
- Monash Indonesia offers a range of scholarships for our programs: if you are a domestic Indonesian student who has a Monash University, Indonesia full course offer, or if you are currently enrolled in Monash University, Indonesia Monash English Bridging (MEB), you may be eligible for one of those scholarships. More info on how to apply by 27 Mar here.
- KIAT is looking for candidates to submit a proposal and apply outstanding technical knowledge to complex urban mobility challenges in Indonesia and ensure high quality performance of supported activities. Find more info and apply here by 28 March.
- ACICIS is calling for alumni to participate in FGD and interviews for Elena Williams’s PhD research, to help better understand the gaps in student and host experiences of study abroad, and the ways Australians and Indonesians get to know each other through in-country programs like those offered by ACICIS. Submit your interest here by 30 Mar.
- Asialink Leaders Program offers a transformational experience that will equip you with the latest insights, capabilities, and connections to position you for success with Asia. Apply by 31 Mar here.
- ACICIS’ longest standing in-country study program is The Flexible Language Immersion Program. Hosted by UGM, the language immersion program offers participants great flexibility in designing a study program to meet home university equivalency requirements or to suit a student’s personal interests. More info here.
- The Australian National University is calling for applications for Ruth Daroesman Graduate Study Grant and ANU Indonesia Project Research Travel Grant. Submit your application before 3 Apr.
- Australia RTO operating in Indonesia is hiring a Country Development Officer as an in-country marketing officer and to grow recruitment channels for Indonesian students. Apply here.
- The University of Melbourne is looking for an Associate Director for Advocacy & Business Services who will build and shape the business unit, providing strategic direction and management. Apply here.
- EY is looking for an APAC Public Policy Manager who will lead EY’s Public Policy’s agenda across the Asia-Pacific. Apply here
- The University of Melbourne is looking for an Associate Director Stakeholder Engagement who will be responsible for working with the CEO Asialink Business in managing key stakeholder relationships, with a particular focus on Government. Apply here.
- ACICIS intends to provide in-country study again from semester 2, 2022. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your interest by completing the first part of their online application form.
- Australian Awards Scholarship sudah buka! Dengan beasiswa ini, kamu bisa mendapatkan beasiswa fully-funded saat kuliah di Australia! Daftar sebelum 29 April, info lebih lanjut di sini.
- Bukalapak, an Indonesian-based tech unicorn with over 100 million users, 2 thousand plus employees, and a brand new office opening right here in Melbourne! They are looking for multiple positions in Software Engineering in Sydney and Melbourne. Apply here.
- Australian Government is receiving applications for Working Holiday Maker program that allows young adults to have a 12 month holiday, during which they can undertake short-term work and study. More info here.
- Asialink has opened their 2022 Asialink Leaders Program. With over 26 years of history, the Asialink Leaders Program is Australia’s premier program for the Asia capable leaders of today and tomorrow, empowering over 950 alumni globally. More info here
- 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.
- Kemitraan is seeking to identify highly motivated and qualified candidates for Anti-Corruption Program. Register for consideration when vacant positions are available here.
- TechieRank.com is a free service from an Aussie Startup that is aiming to help young Indonesian techies stand out to recruiters and employers. Find out more 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.
- 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.
- The Australian National University is seeking a Senior Partnerships Manager (here) and Senior Partnerships Officer (here) to be based in Jakarta. The role will primarily focus on student recruitment activities and partnerships in Indonesia.
- The Australian National University is seeking a Director for the Crawford School of Public Policy within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. More info here
- The Australian National University is offering a course on introduction to Indonesia’s economy and policy environment. This is a chance to learn from world experts on the Indonesian economy in a two-day intensive course. More info here.
- Asia Options has two vacant positions; Marketing Specialist and Country Correspondent Roles to join the team. See here for more info.
- Asia Society is looking for a Special Assistant and Advisor to the President. 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.
- Inside Indonesia publishes original pieces on a wide range of political, social, environmental, and cultural issues in Indonesia. They accept articles from people who have an interest in Indonesia. To find out how to contribute, click here.