ISN Issue 64
Welcome to Issue 64 - first issue for 2012.

Editor: Phillip Mahnken,
Sunshine Coast

Accounting body CPA Australia, chief executive Alex Malley.

Mr Malley, who has more than 25 per cent of his accountant members working in Asia, said his organisation would lobby not only on tax and super but also on language and culture in the lead-up to this year's federal budget.

He said talk of capitalising on the Asian century amounted to little without education funding to ensure young Australians could speak an Asian tongue and hold their own in a polyglot region.

"We have to make a decision now whether we're going to continue to be a leader in the Asian sector or a producer of labour. I think it's that desperate," he said.

Read Joe Lo Bianco's rebuff in Asian language 'vital for syllabus by Bernard Lane The Australian 28 January, 2012 ASIAN languages should be compulsory for every school student because many will go on to work in Asia's fast-growing economies, says the accounting body CPA Australia.

Anthony Milner, Basham Professor of Asian History, Australian National University

The "Asian Century" does not call for a reinvention of the Australian community - we would be wrong to fear an assault on our national values and institutions.

But it is necessary to assess our national skill-set and our mental preparation. What we have now is an Australian community in which almost no one learns an Asian language, and the study of Asian societies and histories is virtually ignored in our schools. This cannot be a good basis for the task ahead. Read the full article.

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  The Indonesian Studies Newsletter
of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)

    Issue 64 January - April 2012

Relevant reading in past issues for students, teachers, scholars, lobbyists, citizens,.

Issue 63, Issue 62 Issue 61, 60, 59, 58, 57, 56, 55, 54, 53, 52, 51 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 LOGO ASILE 2009 website

ASILE 2012 and KIPBIPA VIII will be at UKSW in Salatiga ASILE: 1-4 October 2012
Website :

Era Baru, Semangat Baru: Peningkatan intensitas kerja sama program BIPA di Dalam dan Luar Negeri

Submission of proposals for papers, workshops etc using one door system

Details on payment options for ASILE participants and all information will be updated in the Pendaftaran/Registration page of the website asap

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Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
19th Biennial Conference 2012
The University of Western Sydney
11 - 14 July 2012

Call for Papers
Knowing Asia: Asian Studies in an Asian Century

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ASILE 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

ASILE home at wikispaces

ASILE 2009 Homepage at MLTA NSW

ASILE 2009 archive (slideshare) also D Reeve's on methodology

ASILE 2007 Conference Proceedings
from the Sunshine Coast

and selected archived presentations from previous ASILE conferences at WACANA

State and Territory Associations of Teachers of Indonesian

VILTA Victoria

INTAN South Australia

QILTA Quuensland

WILTA Western Australia

Balai Bahasa Perth


ASILE 2009 website