How the Albanese government could refocus on Southeast Asia in 2022 – and beyond.
In the news
- Loaded with a mix of fresh chilli, ginger, garlic, onion and shrimp paste, blachan is a popular relish across Australia’s far north. (ABC)
- Cattle market chaos in Indonesia as foot-and-mouth disease spreads and live exports stall. The foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Indonesia has brought northern Australia’s live export trade almost to a halt and created chaos in Indonesia’s food supply chain. (ABC)
- Australia membuka pintu kerja sama dengan PT Transportasi Jakarta (TransJakarta) untuk menghadirkan transportasi umum yang aman dan berkualitas di Jakarta. (tempo.com)
- Indonesia-Australia climate change cooperation begins with the ocean.Mangroves, reefs and fish stocks – the building blocks of stronger approach by both countries to address global warming. (Lowy Institute)
- The Russia-Ukraine conflict: what are the impacts on Indonesia? It has been more than 118 days since Russian troops began invading Ukraine. Although Ukrainian counter offensives have forced back Russian troops from the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, the border areas in the southern and eastern parts of the country are still under heavy attack, and the fighting there does not seem to lessen anytime soon. Read more here.
- What would a world without music look like? Join us for Episode 3 of AIYA NSW’s new podcast ‘Dia Loh Gue’, as Sam and Eky delve deep into music that has shaped them throughout the years. Listen here.
- Indonesian Islam has long been lauded as tolerant and “moderate”. It is this moderate character that has enabled Indonesia – the world largest Muslim-majority country – to become a flourishing democracy. Listen here (Talking Indonesia)
- AIYA Indigenous Engagement Events! Kumpul, AIYA’s Indigenous Engagement Committee have worked to construct and host some events in celebration:
- 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.
- 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 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:
- 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.
- AIYA National will be holding an Indigenous Forestry Webinar during NAIDOC Week 2022 at 5pm AEST on 2 July. Register here.
- AIYA NSW would like members to join them at the The National Indigenous Art Fair on 3 July at 12pm.
- AIYA Victoria will be hosting a cooking workshop at the Consulate General of The Republic of Indonesia on 9 July at 2pm AEST. Register here.
- Australian Awards is hosting an online lecture – Global Trade Cooperation after COVID-19: Implications for Indonesia on the 15 Jul. Register here.
- Zane Goebel, an Indonesian specialist and linguistic anthropologist based in Brisbane, is offering taster classes to give you an insight into his ‘Blueprint Indonesian language maintenance program’. Join one of his free online taster meetings between 27 June – 15 July. Schedules and registration links are available here.
- Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) will host ASAA Conference ‘Social Justice in Pandemic Times’. Preceding the biennial ASAA conference, the 2022 Postgraduate Workshop (5 July) will run tailored sessions for students in Honours, Masters and PhD programs, focusing on Asia-related research. The event will be followed by Indonesia Council activities (6 July) where a panel of experts will be speaking about Barriers to Research in Indonesia and Australia.
- The Australia Indonesia Business Council, in partnership with DFAT is hosting the fifth event of the National Industry Series 2022: Indonesia – It’s time to take a fresh look, with a focus on Indonesia’s Healthcare Sector on 28 Jun. Register here
- Are you interested in learning Indonesian dances and music virtually? Come and join KJRI Melbourne for their Virtual Indonesia Arts and Culture Scholarship (IACS) “Aku Rindu Indonesia”. Find info and register 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.
- ACICIS intends to provide in-country study again from semester 2, 2022. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your interest by completing the first part of their online application form.
- The Australian Consulate-General in Makassar is calling for Australian alumni residing in the 11 eastern Indonesia provinces covered by its jurisdiction to apply for a University of New South Wales online short course, “Leading an Organisation Through Dynamic Environments”. Eleven applicants will be selected to join the course, from 3 to 23 August 2022, to develop their skills and links with Australia. More details here.
- NAILA submissions are open, and will close on 31 August. This year’s theme is relationships/hubungan. Submissions can be made here https://form.jotform.com/221392480871862 and information about the competition can be found here.
- Innovation for Indonesia’s School Children (INOVASI) is hiring a Deputy Director, Operations, will be responsible for overseeing the effective and efficient management of national and sub-national Operations. Send your applications here.
- AASYP is looking for a Web Director, Review Editor, WordPress Designer, Podcast Manager, AASYP TV Co-Manager, Digital Event Officer, Creative Co-Director, Diplomacy Research and Policy Officer, Graphic Designer, Video Editor, Diplomacy Experience Officer, Content Creator, Community Officer, and a Partnership Officer. Apply here by 1 July.
- Prospera, a partnership facility between the Government of Australia (through Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and the Government of Indonesia, is looking for an Economist and Research Analyst focussing on the Green Economy. Positions are based in Jakarta. Applications are open until 19 July, 5pm WIB. More info here
- University of Melbourne is holding an Australia-Indonesia in conversation virtual conference on 20 – 21 July. Register here.
- The Australian National University will hold a 2022 ANU Indonesia Institute Postgraduate Workshop on 14 – 15 September. Apply here by 16 July.
- ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership is looking for the 50 most dynamic and motivated young leaders aged 18-29 from across ASEAN and Australia to represent their country at the second ever ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum. Join here.
- 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.
- 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.
- Asialink has opened their 2022 Asialink Leaders Program. With over 26 years of history, the Asialink Leaders Program is Australia’s premier program for the Asia capable leaders of today and tomorrow, empowering over 950 alumni globally. More info here.
- Australian Government is receiving applications for 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- YAIA (Young Australians in International Affairs) A is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer (volunteer). The CEO is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring it delivers against its vision and overseeing the operations of the organisation. More info here.
- Australia RTO operating in Indonesia is hiring a Country Development Officer as an in-country marketing officer and to grow recruitment channels for Indonesian students. Apply here.