If stronger “people-to-people” links are the aim, experience from the world’s oldest living culture offers a guide. Giving prominence to the voices of First Nations people from Australia will be positively received by Indonesians, and First Nations diplomacy can transform Australia’s relationship with Indonesia. (Our Indonesia Today)
In the News
- Dotted around the Riverina and outback New South Wales are several intriguing old river red gums with hand shears embedded in their trunks. The rusting shears are stuck so deep in the trees that it’s clear they’ve been there for a long time. But just how long? And why? (Australian Geographic)
- Disambut Duta Besar Australia untuk Indonesia, Penny Williams PSM, bersama Menteri Pariwisata dan Ekonomi Kreatif, Sandiaga Uno, Alumni Australia dari Program Pertukaran Pemuda Australia-Indonesia (Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program/AIYEP) mengunjungi Kementerian Pariwisata dan Ekonomi Kreatif minggu ini dan belajar memasak beberapa santapan lezat khas Indonesia. (Jubi)
- Strengthening connections between Australia and Indonesia in the art world – with Aaron Seeto at the helm, Jakarta’s Museum MACAN is facilitating new conversations with Australia-based artists. (Arts Hub)
- It’s Australia’s ‘close friend’ and a ‘future superpower’. Should more people learn its language? For decades, Australians’ interest in learning Indonesian has been sharply declining. But as Indonesia eyes an increasingly important role in Southeast Asia, some experts say it’s time to reverse that trend. (SBS Indonesian)
On the Blog
- The New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholarship is a signature initiative of the Australian Government that aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region for up to 19 months. In 2023, 150 scholars received the NCP Scholarship, with only 8 being awarded the scholarship for Indonesia.
- Read NCP scholars’ experience in submitting successful applications on AIYA Blog here.
- Indonesia is no stranger to natural disasters and it is not surprising that societies throughout the ages have attached political and social significance to these displays of natural power. In this episode, Dr Elisabeth Kramer speaks with Dr Wayan Jarrah Sastrawan to understand how societies in Java and Bali have understood the significance of natural disasters throughout time. (Talking 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 can join and chat with other members whenever you want.
- JOIN AIYA FLEX – our online language exchange is open to anyone with any level of Indonesian and English! It is held monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 1pm WIB/5pm AEDT. 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:
- NSW: Every Thursday, 6:30pm, alternating between in-person and online on Zoom. Follow @aiya_nsw on Instagram or Facebook for more info or find the schedule here.
- VIC: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre. Follow @aiya_victoria on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
- YOGYA: Biweekly on Mondays, 7pm, Lokio Cafe. Follow @aiya.yogyakarta on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
- Indonesian Language Teachers’ Association (VILTA) and the Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre are hosting an Indonesian Language Holiday Program that provides an immersive experience for Year 9-11 Secondary Indonesian Studies students. The program will be held on 29-30 June at Learning and Teaching Building Room 2.36 & 2.37, Monash University Clayton Campus. Register here.
- The University of Melbourne, Asia Institute is hosting a documentary film screening of ‘Burung Jawa/Birds of Java’, followed by panel discussion. The event will be held on 29 June at 5.30pm in Interactive Cinema Space, Victoria. Reserve your spot here.
- Join Indonesian movie screening “Buya Hamka” on 2 Jul at 12.30pm at Dendy’s Cinema, Canberra. The biographical film is based on the true story of the life journey of an Indonesian national hero, Buya Hamka, who was a writer, journalist, educator, and politician who is known as the first chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI). Reserve your ticket here.
- Charles Darwin University is hosting a 4-Day Indigenous Diplomacy Intensive Workshop on 17-20 July. Register here.
- The 2023 Lowy Institute Poll is being launched at the National Press Club on 26 June. Click here to register.
- AIYA Victoria is looking for more committee members for their 2023 committee. Apply and find more info here.
- SKALA is seeking two Provincial Engagement Specialists in NTT who will provide technical support, facilitation and inputs into activity implementation within their designated province (22 June) and a Finance Officer to review transactions and assist the staff to ensure compliance to various operational manuals. (20 June)
- ACICIS Study Indonesia is looking for a Student Buddy to join the team until 28 June. If you are a university student in Yogyakarta, and looking to get hands-on cultural experiences and expand international networks, see here for more information.
- Inside Indonesia is looking for a reliable volunteer to help with uploading a few articles to the website every couple of weeks. Please send your interest to [email protected]
- Find out if you are eligible to receive a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant here.
- DT Global is looking for a Procurement and Contract Coordinator to lead SKALA procurements for goods and services to support the program. Apply here by 2 July.
- 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.
- DT Global is looking for a Senior Communications Officer based in Jakarta to support the clear communication of KIAT’s policy priorities and achievements in the Indonesian infrastructure sector to Indonesian and Australian audiences. Apply here.
- Mosaic Connections is looking for a Communications Manager to lead with planning and developing social media campaigns. Apply here.
- 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.
- The 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.