While Australia regularly cites education as the foundation of Australia’s relationship with Southeast Asia, these connections are weakening, posing a risk to Australia’s influence.Their international education policies have not adequately recognised the strategic importance of education ties with Southeast Asia, instead approaching the region through a narrow “market” lens. (Lowy Institute)
In the News
- Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia (KBRI) di Canberra mengatakan bahwa Tari Kuda Lumping telah menarik minat siswa Canberra Grammar School (CGS) Australia pada budaya Indonesia. (Antara News)
- Indonesia’s ambassador to Australia has raised new concerns about the sharing of advanced weapons technology under the Aukus security agreement, warning that it must not fuel a hypersonic arms race in the region. (The Guardian)
- International Education Minister David Templeman has celebrated the achievements of 26 students as part of the Indonesian Sponsored Students – Explore WA event held at the StudyPerth Student Hub. (Media Statements WA)
- Pada Kamis, 3 November 2022, Australia’s National Science Agency (CSIRO) bertempat di Jimbaran menyelenggarakan seminar ‘Demo Day’, sebagai bagian dari Road to G20 Summit di Bali pada pertengahan November 2022. Dalam kegiatan ini, berbagai inovasi baru mulai dari solusi pertanian bebas plastik, hingga teknologi yang mengubah mata pencarian pemulung di Indonesia, ditampilkan. (Tempo)
- Dr Gaston Suhadi is a film critic who is also a lecturer at Petra University in Surabaya who has been following the journey of ReelOzInd! since the beginning. Sri Dean Dr Gaston explained the theme of ReelOzInd! 2022 and its categories. Also about the diversity of the judges this time around. (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.
- The University of Melbourne will screen the ‘Contemporary Film as a Platform for Democracy in Indonesia’ series produced in partnership between Screening Ideas, the Asia Institute and the Indonesia Democracy Hallmark Research Initiative on 8 Nov. More information here.
- The University of Melbourne will screen the Our Mothers’ Land (dir. Leo Plunkett. 2020) and Samin vs Semen (dir. Dandhy Dwi Laksono 2015) produced in partnership between Screening Ideas, the Asia Institute and the Indonesia Democracy Hallmark Research Initiative on 15 Nov. More information here.
- The University of Melbourne will screen the Lukas’ Moment (dir. Aryo Danusari, 2005) and a trio of animated short documentaries produced in partnership between Screening Ideas, the Asia Institute and the Indonesia Democracy Hallmark Research Initiative on 22 Nov. More information here.
- Voting for the 2022 AIYA NAILA People’s Choice Awards is now BUKA/OPEN!!! You can watch the 4 submissions and pick your favourite one. The winner will be announced at our Awards Ceremony on the 2nd Dec.
- 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.
- Are you an emerging/existing leader from the Government of Indonesia agency keen to learn more about using data to improve policies and public services? Apply by the 13 Nov for the Australia Awards Short Course on Governing in the Digital Age (The Use of Data for Better Policies and Public Services)!
- The Department of Defence is hiring for an APS5 Indonesian Language Teacher in Laverton, Victoria. Apply here by 13 Nov.
- ACICIS is hiring for a Liaison Officer based in Jakarta. Applicants are required to be enrolled in a university, have an intermediate level of English proficiency and available from 2-15 Jan 2023. Apply here by 20 Nov.
- 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.
- 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.
- Register now to take part in the 17th Indonesian Film Festival Short Film Competition. The theme for the Competition is “Magnum Opus”.
- 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.