ISN Issue 70
Welcome to Issue 70 - first issue for 2014.
Editor: Phillip Mahnken,
There has been a lot of rhetoric about Indonesia being Australia's most important relationship. It's not. But given Indonesia's economic growth, size and proximity, it should be, writes Benjamin Fullarton.
Amidst the fallout of the Australian-Indonesia phone tapping scandal, the actual Australian Indonesia relationship has been properly considered for the first time in several years.
Indonesia is Asia's second fastest growing economy and the single largest in Southeast Asia - progress that Australia should be attempting to capitalise on. This should become more relevant as Indonesia is in urgent need of infrastructure improvements to help maintain its growth. This usually involves iron and steel, both of which Australia has in abundance.
Looking further ahead, Indonesia has all the potential for a middle class boom, the like of which has been seen in Japan and South Korea, and is currently being seen in India and China. Given the strong movement for increased wages as well as Indonesia's own initial efforts at removing people from poverty, there should be great potential for Australia's service industries, including education and tourism, as well as even more agriculture and cattle.
Yet, at present, all this is simply untapped potential.
Untapped potential in Indonesian relationship
By Benjamin Fullarton
Posted Mon 25 Nov 2013, 11:22am AEDT
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The Indonesian Studies Newsletter
of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
Issue 70 January - April 2014
AIYEP participants in West Sumatra Jan - Feb 2014. Article coming soon. Have a look at the AIYEP 2014 blog they constructed and stunning images at sukomotography eddi moenir 4 February entry
- Accounts of the recent very successful Lombok summer program and the AIYEP in West Sumatra will be posted soon
- Know what I did last summer by Aaron Hedstrom-Wiggins and Abe Burford in issue 3 of the new USC student newspaper
- Ashleigh Morris PM's Australia Asia Undergraduate Award MS Word format. Read and see photos of Ashleigh's experiences in Salatiga, Central Java, of her environmental and public health studies, her culture shock and travels and more. Also her amazing B+ positive A- negative blog
- Bali fear beyond Rhonda and Ketut Ali Winters, Eureka Street, 16 March 2014
- Recent retirements from the tertiary ranks, the closure of UNSW program and the future of this newsletter - discussion paper next week.
- Muslim clerics ban illegal hunting and wildlife trade terrific news!
- ASILE 2014 in Bali. Theme: Kobarkan Semangatmu: Working Together to Overcome Challenges. See latest flyer
- Languages avoided in HSC by Jade Wittmann, 24-03-2014
- Asyiknya ikut pertukaran pelajar Koran Indonesia, 26 March 2014
- MP Alannah MacTiernan supporting Indonesian at Challis Primary School, Armadale, WA
- Dec 2014 Study tour to Lombok for secondary school students [MS Word]
- Lombok program website - to be updated for 2014
- Photos of "Trip to Northeast" during Lombok program Jan-Feb 2014 by Wendy on Facebook. Include market at Aikmel (=air panas) and Community school at Labuhan Pandan.
- Resourceful Indonesian database approaches 2000 resources and links
- Language Learning Space - Education Services Australia to open Indonesian online resources in August
- Latest Asia Education Foundation news and events go to the AEF Web Portal. See also their Scoop.it site with online teaching materials (resource galleries include links to videos, news items, language resources and fun games for the classroom. Browse wide array of teaching topics.
- AYO MEMBACA Indonesian reading lessons in an interactive web environment. University of Wisconsin (whose Warung Sinema is one of the best ever Indonesian Listening Coomprehension development Resources. Warung Sinema Lesson Access
- Kwintessential take on Indonesian ettiquette
- Indonesia Council Digest is a collection of tertiary sector and research news related to Indonesia, an initiative of the Asian Studies Association of Australia
- Facebook Indonesian specific version of Australia Plus ABC's online and mobile home of the best Australian content.
- Tony Abbott appears to stand as one with Julia Gillard on ties with Asia
DANIEL FLITTON 25 March 2014 SMH
- George Quinn ponders that perennial Australian hang up about learning other languages, even among those pushing us to engage with Asia. A problematic start to the New Colombo Plan 4 April 2014
- Inside Indonesia simply the best magazine on Earth for incisive truth seeking information about Indonesia. Celebrating 30 years.
Oldies but goodies
- Herb Feith Memorial Lecture by David Hill, 1 Aug 2012 at Uni. Melbourne
- Dr Ken Henry
Speech to the 2012 Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia
13 July 2012 on the forthcoming White Paper "Australia's Future in the Asian Century" [full details at http://asiancentury.dpmc.gov.au/]
- DARMASISWA SCHOLARSHIPS via the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra. One year at an Indonesian institution studying the area of your choice (national and regional languages, music, dance, arts, etc) Dr. Agus Sartono, the new Education and Cultural Attaché has fifty scholarships to allocate and is keen to hear from applicants at any time. Further Darmasiswa Information is available at http://darmasiswa.depdiknas.org/It's a once-in-a-lifetime and life-changing experience!
Relevant reading in past issues for students, teachers, scholars, lobbyists, citizens,.
Issue 69 Issue 68 Issue 67 Issue 66 Issue 65,Issue 64, Issue 63, Issue 62 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
5th International Conference
on Indonesian Studies (ICIS)
of Univeristas Indonesia
held in Yogyakarta 13-15 June 2013
Theme: Kobarkan Semangatmu: Working Together to Overcome Challenges
See latest flyer with costs, rego, etc
from our colleagues at
Balai Bahasa ACT
Permanent website at wikispaces
ASILE 2012 and KIPBIPA VIII at UKSW in Salatiga ASILE: 1-4 October 2012
Website : http://ltc.uksw.edu/kipbipa-asile/
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 http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/kipbipa-asile
Details on payment options for ASILE participants and all information will be updated in the Pendaftaran/Registration page of the website asap
Please like our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/kipbipa.asile
or follow us on twitter: @kipbipaasile2012
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Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
19th Biennial Conference 2012
The University of Western Sydney
11 - 14 July 2012
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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
INTAN South Australia
WILTA Western Australia
Balai Bahasa Perth
ITA NSW NSW