Australia’s chief vet is on his way to Indonesia as the country grapples with an outbreak of lumpy skin disease.

In the news

  • Usai Pensiun, Ashleigh Barty Ingin Bantu Pemuda Aborigin Berprestasi di Tenis (
  • Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia (FSAI) will return to Indonesia in a virtual format to bring the best of Australian and Indonesian films to screens across the archipelago, the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia announced on Thursday (anatara).
  • Australia’s Beef Exports to Indonesia Highlights Wider Potential for Halal Products. Australia’s agricultural products, particularly its cattle and beef, are important merchandise exports to Indonesia (ASEAN Briefing)
  • ‘Russia invited’: Vladimir Putin plans to attend G20 in Bali. Indonesia is facing a test of its ambition to be a global player as the United States and allies discuss the prospect of expelling Russia from the G20 group of major economies. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Tune In

  • The Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has introduced a Village Anti-corruption program to increase the integrity of government across the nation. The KPK recently made the village of Panggungharjo in Bantul regency as Indonesia’s first anti-corruption village. Why was the village selected? (SBS Indonesian)
  • Songs in Language: The Australian Indigenous Language playlist. The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) has put together a playlist featuring some 250+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. Listen 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:
    • 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 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.
  • PPIA University of Adelaide akan mengadakan “BBQ Welcoming Party” eksklusif untuk mahasiswa baru (Maba) University of Adelaide. Event is held on March 27. Follow @ppiauofa for more information. 
  • The Australian National University’s Indonesia Project will host a special gathering to welcome (back) His Excellency Ambassador Dr Siswo Pramono to Canberra, who will deliver a seminar on the rise of Asia in the context of Indonesia-Australia relations. Register to attend this on 30 March here.
  • Wominjeka Song Cycle – A night of celebration and reconciliation. Audiences will be taken on a journey through the traditional languages of the Boon Wurrung, Yorta Yorta and Wadawurrung nations in this powerful and evocative performance. Held on April 12 at Melbourne Recital Centre, get your tickets 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.


  • 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.
  • Career Insights: Graduate Programs in International Affairs. In this article, YAIA has pulled together a curated list of graduate programs with an international focus, across federal Government departments and agencies, state and territory governments, and the private sector, that are available to apply for in 2022 (with most commencing in 2023). Find out morehere
  • Young Australians in International Affairs (YAIA) is looking for a Digital Events Officer to help organise weekly online events including panels, workshops and social events. Applications close 6 Apr. More information 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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