ISN Issue 62
Welcome to Issue 62 - second issue for 2011.
" Jamie Mackie epitomized the best in the reformist enthusiasm of post-war Australia to open out to its region. For him as for many of that generation, Indonesia pre-eminently represented the Australian ‘other’, the Asia with which Australia had to come to terms. Because he was himself very much an Australian of that era—warm, open, maverick, visionary, irreverent, unpretentious—he understood better than most how exciting and challenging, but painfully difficult, a prospect it was to get that relationship right. He played his part like no other, and it will be impossible to think of the development of that relationship without him."
, 2011 at ABC Arts.
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The Indonesian Studies Newsletter
of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
Issue 62 May - August 2011
- Queensland Conservatorium - A Performance of Javanese Dance and Music Friday 2 Sept 6 pm
- Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (pdf) attached - open for applications until 30 August for young Australians (21 to 25) with an interest in Indonesia to take part in AIYEP - a fantastic two months in Indonesia from December 2011 to February 2012. Application forms and advice to applicants can be found on the Australia Indonesia Institute website.
- Andrew Leigh (MP) speech in parliament about late Jamie Mackie or as pdf
- Neglect turns Southeast Asia into a major policy blind-spot 14 Feb 2011 A Perth meeting has heard it is good strategy to keep Australian-Indonesian lines of communication open. By Jeff Li and Annette Blackwell in Campus Review. Just as Opposition Leader Tony Abbott was proposing Australia halt aid to Indonesian educators, language experts were gathering in Perth in an effort to rejuvenate Indonesian language learning in Australia.
- Surfaid International SurfAid is a non-profit humanitarian organisation whose aim
is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people
living in isolated regions connected to us through surfing.
- Smile Clothing
- TNI to leave barracks to root out radicalism Jakarta Post 26/07/2011 [Local copy]
- 66th Indonesian Independence Day celebrations on the Sunshine Coast 20 August
- · Australia and the Real Battle for Indonesian Islam Asialink Essay by Prof. Tim Lindsey. Beyond issues of Australian drug offenders, asylum seeker arrivals and animal cruelty in abattoirs, a battle is now raging in Indonesia that presents enormous strategic and economic risk to Indonesia and its relations with the region. Tim Lindsey, Director of the Asian Law Centre at The University of Melbourne, argues that Australia needs to do more to support a tolerant and secular Indonesia, particularly through aid to schools.
- State rebels on National Curriculum by
Jewel Topsfield, The Age, June 29, 2011 Victorian Education Minister Dixon rejects National Curriculum for Languages as 'pushing Victoria towards the lowest common denominator in education'. See range of comments after article: good to see passionate debate on languages and standards.
- TED Ideas Worth Spreading Translations of Talks in Indonesian short(ish) speeches in original language, subtitles in Indonesian, of value to students of Indonesian and English (use the pause button), of interest to translators (who can contribute).
The TED Open Translation Project brings TEDTalks beyond the English-speaking world by offering subtitles, interactive transcripts and the ability for any talk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. 82 Languages (view) 5920 Translators (view) 20419 Translations.
- New Prosperity information technology in Indonesia with Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook setting up offices in Jakarta. Go to the Australila Network Newsline with Jim Middleton find the title dated 9/8/11 to view. Thanks to Heather Kopp,
Head of Curriculum - LOTE, St Patrick's College, Shorncliffe, Qld
- How will the Asian Century shape Australia's future? ABC TV 24 News broadacast 8 pm 3 August 2011. Contains a very useful illustrated mini-lecture a few minutes in and many quotable quotes about Indonesian language studies and Indonesia.
- ACICIS Indonesian Language Teacher Immersion (ILTI) in Yogyakarta
ILTI Short Course Applications are NOW OPEN!
Promoting Headstart to Indonesian on the Sunshine Coast
- Just 2 weeks learning Esperanto can get you months ahead in your target language Benny Lewis
- LCNAU - the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities
Colloquium coming up on September 26-28, 2011 at the University of Melbourne
- Aku ingin Merdeka at youtube
Menandai HUT Kemerdekaan RI Ke-66, Espira merilis film pendek "Aku Ingin Merdeka". Film pendek ini tanggapan terhadap Aku peduli yang juga menarik sekali.
- Queensland Conservatorium
- A Performance of Javanese Dance and Music
2 Sept 6 pm
Oldies but goodies
Relevant reading in past issues for students, teachers, scholars, lobbyists, citizens,.
Issue 60, Issue 59, Issue 58, Issue 57, Issue 56, Issue 55, Issue 54, Issue 53, Issue 52 Issue 51 Issue 50 49 48 47 46 45 44,43,42, 41, 40,39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26
ASILE 2012 will be held at UKSW in Salatiga
Era Baru, Semangat Baru: Peningkatan intensitas kerja sama program BIPA di Dalam dan Luar Negeri
2010: June 2010 flyer
Maju Bersama - Lanjutkan!
Collaboration and Other Learning Initiatives
Venue: UNSW@ADFA, Campbell, ACT
Dates: 29-30 September 2010 (followed by FREE Indonesia Update @ANU 1-2 October)
Registration: $225, early bird $200
Further info & registration form at ASILE's new home at wikispaces ASILE 2009 Homepage
ASILE 2009 archive (slideshare)
also D Reeve's on methodology
ASILE 2007 Conference Proceedings
from the Sunshine Coast
and selected archived presentations from previous conferences at WACANA