Welcome to Issue 47 - second issue for 2006.
"I've often made the point look, both Australia and Indonesia have a vested interest in a constructive bilateral relationship. They gain a great deal out of their close and strong relationship with Australia and obviously we gain a lot out of a similarly close and strong relationship with them. So there are going to be differences from time to time and those differences can play into the political process and the task for us all is to manage those differences. Australian foreign minister Alexander Downer on ABC RN AsiaPacific 12/05/2006
Phillip Mahnken, Sunshine Coast
Harry Aveling, Latrobe U
Jakarta takes a role in Iran crisis
Also: Australia's Engagement with Asia The Hon. Alexander Downer, MP
Aust. Minister for Foreign Affairs
Speech at Asialink 1 Dec 2005
" ? where democracy is concerned, Asian values are western values, because democracy is universally attractive."
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The Indonesian Studies Newsletter
of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
Issue 47 May - August 2006
URGENT NOUS-IS 2006 National Online Seminar for Indonesian Studies 6 October 2006
ANU's Bhinneka (pdf) issue 4, incl. new in-country language study
Lombok intensive Indonesian courses to run again
Period 1 Monday 1 January - Friday 19 January 2007;
Period 2 Monday 22 January - Friday 9 February 2007
Bilingual Griffith Graduate assists with Post-tsunami effort in Aceh, in Griffith Asia Institute Newsletter No. 9
Saharaja Fusion Band
Indonesian Language Teaching in Victorian Schools by Ben Johnson
Renowned Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer dies aged 81, The Star Online Malaysia http://www.radix.net/~bardsley/prampage.html
Pramoedya tutup usia KOMPAS BBC on passing of Pram
Lagu Darah Juang Iringi Kepergian Pramoedya, TEMPO Interaktif
Minggu, 30 April 2006
Jakarta, Canberra and West Papua: Examining the 'Jakarta Lobby' LNL on ABC RN 26 April 2006
Recalling the Indies: Colonial Culture & Post colonial Identities
Joost Coté and Loes Westerbeek, (Aksant, Amsterdam, 2005)
Alaya Escape Indonesian style accommodation on the Sunshine Coast
A very useful, still evolving Indonesian "rollover dictionary tool". See also author article at Indonesian dictionary/mouseover: Terbang Dengan Bahasa Indonesia by Stian Haklev.
NEW INDONESIA NOW with Duncan Graham (Blog)
Interpreting Indonesia with a Western perspective: Improving inter-cultural relationships.
ACICIS staff and students reports from Yogya after quake
More links to Indonesian language reports at John Macdougall's indonesian-studies site
Rock Against Rubble Benefit Gig in Sydney to aid earthquake victims
Sydney Public forum on the proposed Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Arrivals)
East Timor Legal Systemseminar with Tiago Amaral Sarmento, Melbourne, 19 June
ELFT Exciting study tour opportunity for Australian trainee (pre-service) language teachers of Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese ELTF in Darwin, 2007
NEW NOUS-IS 2006 National Online Seminar for Indonesian Studies 6 October 2006
Max Lane's Blog "serious discussion on international and asian affairs," lots of resources on Indonesia and Timor
Cardno Acil education in Indonesia $88 m. contract Announcement - May 16, 2006
New Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and Year 11 and 12 courses
thanks to Laura Lochore for the web address, Scroll to LOTE , no. 21
Your views and news, please.
Please send any news of developments in Indonesian studies or a link to descriptions of your current or past research.
Speaking with Cloth: Cerita Dalam Kain Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
stunning online exhibition to accompany the real thing.
Indonesian and Japanese Online Readers highly interactive and intercultural
Remembering vocabulary in your foreign language
Recent Asialink iLectures. (audio files). See also Recent Lecture, Seminar and Forum transcripts
Websites of ongoing value
Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
Return to the RAMBU WACANA - signpost to Indonesia-related links
13th Monash Workshop on Southeast Asian Women
16th Biennial Conference of Asian Studies Association of Australia at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia from 26 - 29 June 2006
23 June 2006, 9.00 am – 5.45 pm
"Asia Reconstructed: from critiques of development to postcolonial studies"
11--14 Juli 2006
National Online Seminar
for Indonesian Studies
6 October 2006
27thˆ28th October 2006
Institute of Advanced Studies and Centre for Muslim States and Societies
The University of Western Australia, Perth
Call for Papers
Berita Bahasa Indonesia
NSW Bulletin for Teachers of Indonesian
ASILE 2005 and ASILE 2007
proceedings of ASILE conferences and other articles are posted
on the WACANA e-journal when available.
Relevant reading for students and teachers alike in past issues.
Issue 44,43,42, 41, 40,39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26