Who are Indonesia’s ethnic Chinese Muslims? What is their history and situation in contemporary Indonesia? Listen to the stories of religious tolerance and cultural diversity with Dr Jemma Purdey and Dr Hew Wai Weng at Talking Indonesia podcast.
In the news
- In a more recent Talking Indonesia podcast, Dr Charlotte Setijadi chats to cultural studies scholar Dr Meghan Downes about Indonesian youth, exploring whether they care about social inequality and environmental degradation or often misunderstood as allegedly more interested in malls and capturing the perfect selfie.
- United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein last week issued a stern warning about Indonesia’s plans to revise its Criminal Code. Tim Mann looks at Hussein’s recent visit to Indonesia and questions whether the country’s engagement in the UN rights process is just window dressing.
- Earlier this month, Indonesia and Australia signed a new defense cooperation agreement that puts the focus on the developing security relationship between two significant and capable actors in the Indo-Pacific region.
- Djarot Saiful Hidayat, the former governor of Jakarta and one of the most high-profile politicians in Indonesia, is running for governor of North Sumatra in elections to be held in June.
- Is Indonesia catching up on cyberspace? Bart Hogeveen of ASPI writes the state of cyber engagement in the country, and President Jokowi’s commitment to make the country as one of the most vibrant and dynamic digital economies.
- Director of the Center of Reform on Economics (CORE) Indonesia Mohammad Faisal writes four key trends to watch in Indonesia’s economy this year.
On the blog
- Get to know Fiona Bettesworth in this week’s Member Spotlight! Learn more about her latest social-entrepreneurial business, favorite cities in Indonesia, and her martabak manis combo.
- Sydney, 10 March – The annual Australia Indonesia Awards are back! Book your ticket today and come along to the AIA’s night of nights to celebrate those who have made an incredible contribution to the Australia-Indonesia relationship.
- Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture’s Darmasiswa Scholarships applications are now open! Check out the program eligibility, selection timeline, and required documents here. The online registration closes in just two days!
- Applications for ACICIS’ Flexible Language Immersion Program (FLIP) and Development Studies Immersion Program (DSIP) are now open! This is a great opportunity to study at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta. $5,000 New Colombo Plan grants are available for eligible students.
- The Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) is looking for a Deputy Resident Director for ACICIS’ Indonesia programs. Check out the position description and how to apply here and apply before 2 March.
- Are you a food blogger? Do you enjoy working in large international scale events? Ubud Food Festival 2018 is looking for volunteers this April! Registrations will close 9 March.
- Check out experiential learning trip in Bali and Lombok this April organised by CERES Global. The trip will focus on building friendships with organisations and groups involved in marine protection with a particular emphasis on plastic waste in our oceans.
- Check out the applications for Hamer Scholarships this year! The scholarships offer the opportunity for language study and cultural engagement with dynamic markets such as Indonesia.
- Australia Awards in Indonesia is pleased to announce that applications for Australia Awards Scholarships is now open until 30 April. The scholarships provide opportunities for individuals to gain an internationally recognised master or doctoral qualification from an Australian university and have the chance to pursue a career that makes a difference.
- Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.