ISN Issue 72
Welcome to Issue 72 - third issue for 2014.

Editor: Phillip Mahnken,
Sunshine Coast


"Coffs Harbour Christian Community School aims to become a leader in the provision of Indonesian language, providing students with the opportunity to develop language and cultural knowledge over thirteen years. Being keenly aware of the ongoing national decline in the number of students studying Indonesian, Coffs Harbour CCS believe they have uncovered some strategies to reversing that trend, which they would like to share with education jurisdictions as well as other schools. Amongst all of the strategies implemented by CHCCS, the strong underlying cornerstone of their success is the development of personal relationships through their Indonesian partnerships, because there is no better incentive to learning a language than to be able to communicate with friends."

Congratulations to Coffs Harbour Christian Community School for leadership in the provision and promotion of Indonesian language and cultural studies and sharing their strategies to reversing the decline in uptake of Indonesian. Congratulations too for their modelling of committed and caring attitudes and moral leadership in sponsoring real ongoing international friendship.
Dr Phillip Mahnken, Editor

State and Territory Associations of Teachers of Indonesian

VILTA Victoria

INTAN South Australia

QILTN Queensland

WILTA Western Australia

Balai Bahasa Perth


  • Bringing a little of Noosa to Lombok by Bill Hoffman in the Sunshine Coast Daily. 15th Nov 2014. An inspiring example of the citizen-by-citizen conversion of Australians into citizens engaged in their Asia Pacific Region. Thankfully the "bottom up community-based approach" means old colonial arrogance or even know-all exploitative outside expert has given way to mutual respect and concern.

    ACICIS student Iona Main with Yunita Capriaty in Bandung
    See Study Travel to Indonesian booms in 'Jokowi effect' by Bernard Lane in the Australian. 26 Nov 2014

    "Now rapidly modernising, Indonesia is, like China before it, becoming a major player on the global stage. It is a force in the world - but for what? How much do we really know about its history, its politics, its cultures and its peoples? Demokrasi: Indonesia in the 21st Century is an accessible and authoritative introduction to this fascinating young nation." Demokrasi - Indonesia in the 21st Century by HAMISH MCDONALD


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

        Issue 72 September - December 2014

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

    Issue 71 Issue 70 Issue 69 Issue 68, 67, 66, 65,64, 63, 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 Universitas Indonesia
    held in Yogyakarta 13-15 June 2013

    ASILE LOGO ASILE website

    ASILE 2014 in Bali

    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 :

    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

    Please like our Facebook page:
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    Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
    19th Biennial Conference 2012
    The University of Western Sydney
    11 - 14 July 2012

    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


    ASILE 2009 website