Australia will host key Southeast Asian and Pacific partners to tackle people smuggling, human trafficking and modern slavery. Foreign Minister Penny Wong will be joined by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi for the eighth Bali process ministerial conference in Adelaide on Friday.
In the News
- Australian and Indonesian foreign and defence ministers met in Canberra on Thursday to discuss their relationship and Indo-Pacific security. (Yahoo News)
- Indonesia plans to intensify talks with China and other Southeast Asian countries to finalise a code of conduct (COC) for the disputed South China Sea. (Canberra Times)
- Australia is undeniably a powerful country – ranking sixth in this year’s Lowy Institute Asia Power Index, a data-driven assessment that measures national resources and international influence to rank the relative power of the states in the Indo-Pacific. (Financial Review)
- Garuda Indonesia is gearing up to be a more frequent sight in Melbourne this year, with the flag carrier revealing plans to not only boost flights between the Victorian capital and its Jakarta hub, but the tourist mecca of Bali too. (Executive Traveller)
On the Blog
- After a long period of lockdown, tourists from Australia are finally coming back to Indonesia! Aside from Bali, which has always been a top destination for Australian tourists, we have listed five destinations that will make you hit the road. If you’re also planning to visit Indonesia, you’re coming to the right page! From mountains to the sea, here are the wonderful places that you should visit in Indonesia. Find out more here.
- Setelah masa kuncitara yang panjang sekali, akhirnya para turis asing dari Australia mulai kembali ke Indonesia! Selain Bali yang sudah lama menjadi tujuan utama bagi mereka, inilah lima tempat yang bakal bikin kamu pengin cus. Kalau kamu berencana untuk mengunjungi Indonesia, kamu datang ke tempat yang tepat! Dari gunung hingga ke laut, berikut daftar tempat cantik yang harus kamu kunjungi di Indonesia. Temukan selebihnya di sini.
- 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.
- NSW: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Online on Zoom. Follow @aiya.nsw 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.
- YOGYA: Biweekly on Mondays, 7pm, Lokio Cafe. Follow @aiya.yogyakarta for more info.
- ANU’s Indonesia Project is running a webinar on ‘Unlocking the Full Potential of Digital Merchants: Lessons from the second round of the COVID-19 Digital Merchants Survey’, as part of its Global Seminar Series, on the 15th of Feb. Click here for more info.
- ANU will host a book launch of ‘In sickness and in health: Diagnosing Indonesia takes a snapshot of the state of health and healthcare provision in Indonesia’ will be held at the Coombs Tea Room in Canberra at 3:30pm on 22 Feburary. Register here.
- AIYA Victoria is looking for more committee members for their 2023 committee. Apply and find more info here.
- AIYA Yogyakarta is looking for more committee members for their 2023 committee. Apply by 20 Feb here.
- The Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) is a scholarship program by the Indonesian Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology, giving an opportunity for Indonesian Students to study for a semester at a top education overseas funded by the Ministry. Apply here by 14 Feb.
- Asia Society Australia is seeking an exceptional and inspiring CEO to position Asia Society Australia as Australia’s leading global think-tank dedicated to Asia. Apply here by 17 Feb.
- Prospera is looking for a Deputy Director Partnership & Performance with a track record of innovation and an excellent reputation built on substantial partnerships in Government research, public policy and capacity development to contribute to Indonesia’s strong, sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Read more and apply by 21 Feb here.
- NAILA is looking for a semangat, organised and creative individual to join as NAILA Co-Director. Apply here by 24 Feb.
- Monash University is seeking an experienced Treasury and Accounting Officer to join the team in the Indonesian campus. Read more and apply by 28 Feb here.
- The Australian Awards Scholarship applications are now open. Apply here.
- The Jakarta Bintangs is an Australian Football Club with membership open to women, men and children of all nationalities, ages and ability. Beginners are most welcome. The club organizes games throughout the year. Most games are played in Jakarta, with occasional games across Indonesia and overseas. Tours are planned to Bali, Batam, Vietnam and Thailand this year. Trainings are held mostly held at Lapangan Bola Aldiron in Jakarta on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. On occasion, trainings are also held Thursday nights in the GBK complex.To keep up to date with training schedule follow them on Instagram @jakartabintangs, or contact Han on 081119337855. For more information click here.
- Would you like to travel, intern and make lifelong friends in Indonesia for free? Value Learning is sending out an Expression of Interest for the Australian Indonesia Youth Exchange Program. Register here.
- USYD is looking for a Communications and Events officer responsible for producing all communications and marketing material in consultation with the Director and Deputy Director, managing our social media presence and website, coordinating, and promoting all events and activities, and liaising with other professional service units as required to fulfil these tasks. Apply here.
- Arkblu Capital is a multi-asset private investment firm primarily focused on the venture capital asset class in Indonesia. They are currently recruiting for an Executive Assistant to support a driven and high performing leadership team in the execution of business projects and strategy on a day-to-day basis. Read more on how to apply here.
- Mosaic Connections is looking for a Communications Manager to lead with planning and developing social media campaigns. Apply here.
- The Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE School Partnerships Program will establish 10 new school partnerships between Australian and Indonesian schools. This will include 10 Australian schools and 10 schools from across Indonesia, including schools, madrasahs and pesantren from primary (SD/MI) and secondary levels (SMP/MTs, SMA/MA/SMK). Find the application form for Indonesian schools/madrasahs here and the form for Australian schools here.
- The Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders to obtain a Masters or PhD from an Australian tertiary institution. The Scholarships have been an important component of the Australian Government’s aid program in Indonesia since 1953. Through study, research and networking, scholarship recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia. Applications for these scholarships are open now until the 1st of May.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 2023. Find out more here.