More than 85 percent of Indonesia’s population has antibodies against COVID-19, a government-commissioned survey shows, but epidemiologists warn it is not clear whether this immunity could help contain a fresh wave of infections.
In the news
- The best of 2021. Indonesia at Melbourne has compiled their most popular articles and podcast episodes of 2021. (Indonesia at Melbourne)
- Indonesia’s government announced that it was banning coal exports for the month of January, after supplies at domestic power plants fell to critically low levels, raising the risk of widespread blackouts. (The Diplomat)
- Reports of sexual violence in Indonesia are increasing rapidly. The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komisi Nasional Anti Kekerasan terhadap Perempuan or Komnas Perempuan) received 4,898 reports of sexual violence in 2019. (Inside Indonesia)
- Masyarakat Indonesia sendiri secara historis cukup toleran terhadap ragam ekspresi gender dan orientasi seksual. Namun, Indonesia tengah menyaksikan gelombang homofobia yang juga terjadi di komunitas akademik dan lingkungan pendidikan tinggi di Indonesia. (The Conversation)
- As Indonesia looks toward 2024, what issues are expected to dominate campaigning? Who are some of the likely candidates to emerge in the battle for president, and what sort of legacy is President Jokowi hoping to leave behind? Listen to Talking Indonesia: the road to 2024 here.
- AIYA Indigenous Engagement Events! Kumpul, AIYA’s Indigenous Engagement Committee have worked to construct and host some events in celebration:
- Kumpul’s First Nations Book Club launched earlier this year. Through the Book Club, we hope to learn from indigenous perspectives. On 23 Jan 2022 at 7pm AEDT/3pm WIB, we’ll be meeting online to discuss The Yield by Tara June Winch. Tara is a Wiradjuri woman, an acclaimed writer and winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Award (for this book!). 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. 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 IN-PERSON LANGUAGE EXCHANGE! 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:
- WA: Every second Wednesday, 6pm, Old Shanghai Northbridge. Follow @aiya_wa on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
- VIC: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Carlton Gardens (outside IMAX). Follow @aiya_victoria on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
- AIYA NTT will be hosting a language exchange, “new year, new habits’ this Saturday, 8 Jan, 6pm WITA time. Register here.
- AIYA JaBar opens new committee recruitment. Positions available: Treasurer, Event Officer, and Communications Officer. Apply by 8 Jan here.
- The University of Sydney, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre is looking for a Knowledge Translation Officer. Apply by 9 Jan. More information can be found here.
- NAILA is receiving applications to fill in a new Director position who is passionate about improving Indonesia-Australia relations through language studies. Access the position description here and apply by 10 Jan.
- AIYA National is looking for new officers across multiple teams; Blog, Links, Payment Solutions, and Operations Coordinators at AIYA. Find the position descriptions here and apply by 17 Jan.
- AIYA QLD is looking for new officers in treasury and events positions. Apply here by 31 Jan.
- 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
- Monash University researchers are seeking Indonesian undergraduate and postgraduate students who have remained in Australia during the pandemic (2020-2021). The study aims to understand how the pandemic has impacted on Indonesian students. Send your interest to Jemma Purdey and Antje Missbach: [email protected] Online interviews will be anonymous and held in January 2022.
- Cardno has multiple Australia-Indonesia related roles in legal/regulatory reform, international trade (economist & advisory). Apply by 23 Jan.
- Prospera is looking for a qualified Senior Adviser (Tax Administration) to support the establishment of a carbon tax administration. Apply here by 23 Jan.
- Australia Awards Indonesia is calling for proposals for Alumni Grant Scheme to support initiatives that create impact in alumni’s professional field, organisation and community. Submit your application before 23 Jan and access more info here.
- ASAH Emerging Scholar Award is receiving submissions for academic papers on any subject in Asian Humanities. Submit your academic papers here and get the chance to win the award of 200 AUD. Submissions closed on 31 Jan 2022.
- 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.
- Stream the ReelOzInd! 2021 film festival on demand here. The film festival, now in its 6th year, saw winners announced for several categories on the theme of ‘connection’. Read more about it 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.
- Asia Options has two vacant positions; Marketing Specialist and Country Correspondent Roles to join the team. See here for more info.
- 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 a diverse range of people who have an interest in Indonesia. To find out how to contribute, click here.