On graduating from the Indonesian Air Force Command and Staff course, Squadron Leader Smith reflected on the life-long connections he formed with the Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) and other foreign officers during his posting to Lembang, West Java.
In the News
- Australians holidaying in Bali could find themselves falling foul of a strict new sex law set to be passed in the coming weeks. (News.com.au)
- A magnitude 6.4 quake has hit Indonesia’s West Java area at a depth of 118 kilometres, sending people running out of buildings. (Canberra Times)
- This report explores the ways in which the Asia-related diversity and talent of young people who live, study and work in Australia can be celebrated and championed. We test the key findings of our research with Australia-Asia youth leaders and present recommendations that span our research partnership. (Asia Society)
- An auction in New York this week at which the development rights to an uninhabited, pristine archipelago in far eastern Indonesia are up for grabs. (Sydney Morning Herald)
Executive director of the ASYLUM Association, Atika Yuanita Paraswaty peeled the importance of coordinating refugee handling, including with neighbouring Indonesia such as Australia, Malaysia and Thailand. (SBS Indonesia)
- AIYA Indigenous Engagement Events! The Kumpul Committee was established to connect with and celebrate the Indigenous cultures of both Australia and Indonesia.
- JOIN AIYA ON DISCORD! AIYA would like to cordially invite you to join our Discord, an online group-chatting platform. We will be using Discord a digital hub for AIYA activities including:
- 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 FLEX – our online language exchange now moved to Zoom! It is open to anyone with any level of Indonesian and English, and held monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 1pm WIB/4pm AEST. Starting on 4 September, join FLEX here (a recurring link).
- 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:
- ACT: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Marie Reay Building, ANU. Follow @aiya_act on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
- VIC: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Gallery Room, Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000. 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.
- YOGYA: Biweekly on Mondays, 7pm, Lokio Cafe. Follow @aiya.yogyakarta for more info.
- AIYA NSW will be hosting ‘What’s After Graduation?’ on Wednesday 7 December on Zoom, a seminar for young Indonesians, particularly international students studying at Australian TAFEs and universities that are finishing up with their studies.
- AIYA ACT will be Screening of returning ReelOzInd! short film festival at Palace Electric cinema on 15 Dec. Buy your tickets here.
- Asia Society is receiving nominations for Melbourne Asia Game Changer Awards. Nominees are those who have fostered Asia-focused leadership. Nominate your Game Changer here by 7 Dec.
- DT Global (KIAT) is looking for a Performance and Learning Director to work closely with the Team Leader to manage SKALA’s M&E and overall learning and communications and research agenda, including with internal and external stakeholders. Apply here by 12 Dec.
- Australia ASEAN Leaders will run the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program from March-May 2023, including a fully-funded week-long intensive in-person in Australia from the 26th of April to the 3rd of May 2023. Participants will gain expertise from leading regional experts, entrepreneurs, government, community leaders and business, plus gain professional photography of themselves, high-level mentoring, access to the alumni network and more. Apply here by 31 Dec.
- Register now to take part in the 17th Indonesian Film Festival Short Film Competition. The theme for the Competition is “Magnum Opus”.
- The Australia-Indonesia Centre is launching its online Talent Accelerator Program (TAP), aimed at increasing the impact and leadership of early career researchers across Indonesia and Australia. Apply here. my
- The University of Sydney is looking for candidates for a domestic funded PhD scholarship that includes a small budget for field-work to look at coverage and equity in the South East Asia Region including Indonesia. The candidate will have the option to explore interests in migrant border, gender issues and identifying pro-equity strategies to reach under-served populations. Ideally the candidate will start in semester one of 2023, to enable alignment with other projects. There is flexibility in shaping the project to their interest. Please contact A/Professor Meru Sheel ([email protected]) for further information.
- DT Global (KIAT) is opening various employment opportunities and current tenders. Find out more here. KIAT works with its government partners across Indonesia to deliver a range of large and small projects to improve access to infrastructure for all Indonesians.
- Bukalapak is looking for a Software Engineer in Melbourne to apply best practice agile software development within a product-focused team. Apply here.
- ACICIS is looking for campaign volunteers to be part of a national initiative – aimed at shifting Australia’s monolingual mindset and promoting the study of languages among Australian university students. Apply here.
- Applications for the 2023 Language Assistant Program in Western Australian Public Schools are now open, facilitated by the Balai Bahasa Indonesia (BBI) Perth. Click here for more info.
- Piaget Education and Petra Christian University Surabaya are offering scholarships for international teachers of all subjects to join a uniquely designed Master Program of Education Leadership Management, inclusive of stipends and airfares, that will prepare graduates to become competent professionals at educational institutions. Send your CV to [email protected] to submit your interest.
- South Pole is looking for a Climate Projects Regional Director to own and grow the Climate Projects Business Line presence in South East Asia & Australia. Apply here.
- ReelOzInd! Short Film Competition and Festival is back in 2022 and can’t wait to share its festival of short films with audiences in Indonesia, Australia and beyond. This year our theme is ‘suara/voice’. Submit your entry 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.
- 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 Jakarta, Sydney and Melbourne. Apply here.
- Australian Government is receiving applications for the 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies is looking for full-time Junior researchers who will be responsible in supporting the writing of CIPS research and also in conducting their own research in accordance with good writing standards in CIPS. Apply here.