The newly passed Criminal Code (KUHP) has faced a groundswell of criticism at home and abroad, with the United States and Australia warning that some clauses could frighten off investors and tourists.
In the News
- The eruption of Mount Semeru on Sunday, December 4, happened one exact year after the previous major eruption which created a gigantic volcanic ash cloud and was also spread across a wider area. (Tempo)
- After years of debate, protest, and delay, the Indonesian parliament passed a new criminal code (Undang Undang Kitab Hukum Pidana, or KUHP). Here New Mandala examine the divergent interests that coalesced to pass the provisions of the new criminal code, and consider their implications for Indonesian democracy. (New Mandala)
- Indonesia telah memiliki 12 warisan budaya takbenda yang ditetapkan Organisasi Pendidikan, Ilmu Pengetahuan dan Kebudayaan PBB (UNESCO). Pemerintah pun menyiapkan strategi agar lebih banyak lagi warisan takbenda yang diakui UNESCO. (AntaraNews)
- Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah discussed labor cooperation with Australian Minister for Skills and Training, Brendan O’Connor, on the sidelines of the 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labor Organization (ILO) on 7 December 2022. (AntaraNews)
This year, the Indonesian government has replaced more than 110 local elected leader for appointed caretaker leaders. By 2024, almost all district and provincial leaders will be appointments from Jakarta. The government says that this si a technocratic fix. Who are these interim regional leaders? Who decided on their rule? How will they rule? (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 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.
- NSW: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Online on Zoom. Follow @aiya.nsw 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.
- YOGYA: Biweekly on Mondays, 7pm, Lokio Cafe. Follow @aiya.yogyakarta for more info.
- AIYA ACT will be Screening of returning ReelOzInd! short film festival at Palace Electric cinema on 15 Dec. Buy your tickets here.
- Prospera is seeking an intern to support to the analytical needs of the emerging policy issues across Prospera’s portfolio of work. This internship program will be particularly suitable for final year students or fresh graduates who are interested in gaining first-hand experience working on issues across a wide range of pressing economic policies in Indonesia. Apply by 19 Dec here.
- SKALA Program is seeking an executive assistant to provide administrative and general support primarily to SKALA Team Leader. The SKALA Program is a significant Australian investment designed to help Indonesia address regional disparities in development. Apply by 19 Dec here.
- Australia ASEAN Leaders will run the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program from March-May 2023, including a fully-funded week-long intensive in-person in Australia from the 26th of April to the 3rd of May 2023. Participants will gain expertise from leading regional experts, entrepreneurs, government, community leaders and business, plus gain professional photography of themselves, high-level mentoring, access to the alumni network and more. Apply here by 31 Dec.
- Register now to take part in the 17th Indonesian Film Festival Short Film Competition. The theme for the Competition is “Magnum Opus”.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.