Dua kabupaten di Provinsi Jawa Barat menjadi lokasi studi kelayakan pembangunan sejumlah rumah sakit baru. Didukung oleh IA-CEPA ECP Katalis, aktivitas senilai Rp 6,3 miliar tersebut bertujuan mengkatalisasi pemulihan kesehatan dan ekonomi bagi warga Jawa Barat, mengatasi kebutuhan infrastruktur, dan mendorong kemitraan komersial antara Indonesia dan Australia.
In the news
- A major new poll has found Indonesians are increasingly wary of Australia, while China is now seen as their country’s main security threat. Only 55% of those polled expressed trust in Australia — a sharp drop of 20 points since the last survey in 2011. Read the Lowy Institute Indonesia Poll 2021 here. (ABC)
- Dalam kunjungan kerjanya ke Australia, Menteri Pariwisata dan Ekonomi Kreatif Sandiaga Uno mengajak investor dari negara Australia untuk menanamkan investasinya di Indonesia, khususnya di sektor pariwisata dan ekonomi kreatif untuk mengakselerasi kebangkitan ekonomi dan pembukaan lapangan kerja di Indonesia. (Warta Ekonomi)
- In mid-March, one of President Joko Widodo’s female special staffers, Ayu Kartika Dewi, sparked controversy across Indonesia, simply because of her interreligious marriage. The case has prompted new reflection on the 1974 Marriage Law – a landmark piece of legislation and arguably one of the most discussed and debated laws in Indonesia. (Indonesia at Melbourne)
- Despite Australia’s vast multiculturalism – over 300 languages are spoken in the country – the dominant Anglo-Celtic culture remains firmly wedded to a monolingual mindset. This presents problems that are more direct than the ability to broaden the country’s minds and develop the knowledge and skills Australia currently lacks. (The Diplomat)
On the Blog
- The long wait is finally over; after two years of border closure, Indonesia has lifted all quarantine rules for fully-vaccinated travellers. In addition to that, as per 21 March 2022, the visa-on-arrival in Bali has been expanded and now covers a total of 42 countries, including Australia. Prepare your trip in Indonesia by installing these apps!
- Join the National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) for a Zoom webinar about career opportunities that can be gained from having Bahasa Indonesia skills. This online event will be held on 28 Apr, 7pm AEST. Register here.
- AIYA JaBar is hosting a welcoming event for its members by having a Never-Have-I-Ever game to get to know each other. Join the event on 16 Apr at 1pm WIB. Tune in to their social media for more info.
- AIYA QLD is hosting an art ‘workshop’ in South bank Park and end the event with “Buka Bersama”. Attendees will be provided with a blank canvas and painting materials. The event will be held in-person on 10 Apr at 4pm. More info 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.
- 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.
- Some reflections on Indonesia and the resource curse – Natural resources – blessing or curse? Indonesia provides an excellent case study for an examination of these issues. Session held on 12 Apr, 2 – 3.30pm. Register 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 12 Apr 12 at Melbourne Recital Centre, get your tickets here.
- A group of young Indonesian Australian artists are showcasing their talents at the Fox Lane Activation from 7 – 8pm, 23 Apr. More information 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 9 & 23 Apr, register here.
- 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.
- IACS (Indonesia Arts and Culture Scholarship) is a two-month-long cultural program held by the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Learn Indonesian dances, crafts, and music virtually through this program. Apply here by 1 May.
- 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 more here.
- 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
- The Conversation Indonesia is looking for a talented bilingual podcast producer to create engaging and creative content for their readers. Apply here before 8 Apr.
- 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.
- Prospera is looking for a Research Officer (Policy and Strategy Unit) to provide the analytical foundation for Prospera’s works in addressing the analytical needs of engagement areas, responding to new and emerging policy trends, and framing economic policy issues. Apply here before 15 Apr.
- Australia for ASEAN Scholarships are now open! Australia for ASEAN scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of leaders from ASEAN member states.Applications close on the 29 Apr. More information 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.
- Totallyawesome Australia is looking for an account manager (digital media) with a sharp eye for attention to detail and ambition for growth within the kids’ media space.The company is based in Singapore with offices across Asia. Apply here
- 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.
- 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 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 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.