ISN Issue 74
Welcome to Issue 74 - second issue for 2015.
Editor: Dr Phillip Mahnken,
"Asylum seeker policy
"The treatment of our nearest neighbour in particular, Indonesia, has been appalling and insulting to a nation attempting to deal with its own terrorism and refugee transit issues. I can understand Tony Abbott not comprehending the implications, but for our foreign minister to inflame the situation with Indonesia is worrying."
Asylum-seeker policy a dark spot in Australia’s history by former Independent MP Tony Windsor 27 June 2015
State and Territory Associations of Teachers of Indonesian
INTAN South Australia
WILTA Western Australia
Balai Bahasa Perth
ITA NSW NSW
Balai Bahasa ACT
Indonesia Council Digest
ASAA's monthly digest of university Indonesianist news
Linking people Connections and encounters between Australians and Indonesians, Antje Missbach and Jemma Purdey (eds.) a collection of thoughtful essays. Table of Contents
CIA Director Allen Dulles'
Cold War strategy
was focused on
the removal of Sukarno
JFK was in the way.
The Incubus of Intervention
"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 74 May - August 2015
- Review: 'The Incubus of Intervention: Conflicting Indonesia Strategies of John F. Kennedy and Allen Dulles'
by Jim Miles in Foreign Policy Journal 15 May 2015.
[* Review of the recent book by Queensland researcher Dr Greg Poulgrain.]
- Prof. Tim Lindsay lecture in Brisbane 'Preposterous Caricatures': Why is the Australia Indonesia relationship so difficult? GOMA South Bank 5.30 pm 19 May 2015
"Indonesian studies in Australia extinct in ten years?" Surely Tim Lindsey exaggerates?
See video at YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=2216&v=aIqdxLeonxc
Some slides at Pan MUhamad Faiz on facebook
- Indonesia wants to 'look ahead' and cooperate with Australia after Bali Nine Indonesia says it would not be worried if Australia cut aid in Tuesday's budget: It's their right to give, but Indonesia is not asking.
- Australia-Indonesia: the view from Jakarta by Pierre Marthinus 2 MAY 2015. Also titled: Australia lacks cultural competence to understand RI Many related thought pieces at The Marthinus Academy
- 2015 Lowy Institute Polling: Indonesia and the Death Penalty Reports by Alex Oliver
- Photobooks & Photography Dutch East Indies
- Talking Point: Unwise to shove thy neighbour
Stephen Miller in The Mercury, 8 May 2015
- Why I chose to learn Indonesian by Emma Roberts, super-enthused, once-reluctant student of Indonesian 11 May 2015. Share this with students!
- Check out Asia Options. An online community with the collective goal of empowering more Australians to access and pursue opportunities in the Asian region .... by providing the tools, knowledge and support needed to bridge the divide. Goal: to increase the employability, knowledge, cultural awareness [of Australians] and contribute to a stronger generation of globally competent Australians.
- Australian aid helps keep Indonesia's legal system transparent. So why cut it? by Arjuna Dibley in The Guardian 1 May 2015 Geoffrey Robertson's call to withdraw Australian aid after the execution of Chan and Sukumaran is misguided - our aid helps Indonesia's legal system function.
- Indonesia urged to end military recruit virginity tests Al Jazeera Asia Pacific
- Al Jazeera back stories on Indonesia
Thanks to Colleen Thornton-Ward for pointing out the next three East Asia Forum items
- Indonesia needs a new strategy for securing medium-term growth by David Nellor, NUS 13 May 2015 in East Asia Forum
- Executions signal a return to Sukarno-style foreign policy in Indonesia by David Camroux, Sciences Po (CERI) in East Asia Forum
- The changing landscape of who owns what in Indonesia by Richard Carney, ANU; and Natasha Hamilton-Hart, University of Auckland in East Asia Forum
Heather Kopp at St Patricks College Shorncliffe Queensland alerts us to the following three great sources for Indonesian language learning and promotion.
- Thor speaks Indonesian! Actor Chris Hemsworth shows off his school Indonesian on Indonesian TV. "Hey, it's only five hours away," he says.
- 'Aku Lapar' fun punk song written and sung by Fransoa a young French man resident in Indonesia
- There is an app called Rasa Bahasa which may be of use to students. Available in the iTunes and Google stores and it's FREE
- Indonesia Research Networkis a casual Facebook forum designed to connect those studying Indonesia, particularly (though not limited to) graduate/postgraduate and early career researchers. Seasoned
researchers are welcome too, of course! Network now reached 10000 members.
- The Expanding Role of the Indonesian Military, latest report from the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC). Jakarta, 25 May 2015. The Indonesian military (Tentara Nasional Indonesia, TNI) appears to be taking advantage of a weak president and unpopular police to try and regain some of the internal security functions that it lost as part of the country’s democratisation process. The government needs to strengthen civil control of the TNI and prevent the creep of military influence into areas unrelated to its core function of defence.
- Everyone Needs Good Neighbours: Indonesia and Australia in the Aftermath of the Executions Public Lecture By Stephen Miller, University of Tasmania 11th June 2015 5:30pm. Video Recording at YouTube
- Ogoh-ogoh at Dark Mofo The demon-purging Balinese "ogoh-ogoh" procession and burning ritual is coming to Hobart. Asian Languages and Studies, Faculty of Arts, Utas
- *Consultancies Opportunities with Australia Awards in Indonesia
- CAUSINDY Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth
- Asylum seeker policy: a dark spot in Australia's history Thoughtful piece by former independent MP Tony Windsor. 27 June 2015 "... cruelty and fear. This is not the Australia I want."
- Should learning a second language be compulsory in Australian schools? from last year, 3 Dec 2014 full audio interview on SBS with Kath Kirby of Asia Education Foundation
- Applications are invited for Queensland State school teachers of Indonesian interested in the Central Java Guest Teacher program - 21 September to 16 October 2015. Details on OnePortal
- Linking people Connections and encounters between Australians and Indonesians, Antje Missbach and Jemma Purdey (eds.) a collection of thoughtful essays. Table of Contents
- Archipelago: A Journey Across Indonesia by Ian Burnet.
- BLACK ARMADA - AUSTRALIAN SUPPORT IN UPHOLDING INDONESIAN INDEPENDENCE To mark the 70th anniversary of Indonesia’s declaration of independence on August 17 1945, the Australian National Maritime Museum in conjunction with the Museum Benteng Vredeburg in Yogyakarta, Indonesia are holding simultaneous displays.
- ACICIS 2015 Journalism Professional Practicum Program Officer, Rebecca Alice Henschke. Arranging to Meet the Terrorists: Rebecca's Blog 4 Aug 2015 and two SBS Dateline documentary episodes available on YouTube: Part One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwh-JR93tAc
and Part Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkQuA3FyYwQ [via Prof. David Hill on Facebook.]
- Indonesian Online at University of Hawaii. Many levels, free access to all materials, or enrol and pay for assessment and accreditation
- ACICIS Study Indonesia receives $2.1 million in 2016 New Colombo Plan Funding 28 Aug 2015
- ACICIS 20th anniversary celebrations in Yogya - photos at AustraliaPlusIndonesia site 29 Aug 2015
- 50 years on: remembering the Indonesian massacres
From Issue 73:
- Mataram Lingua Franca Institute a new actor in languages education in Lombok
- Incubus of Intervention, Conflicting Indonesia Strategies Of John F. Kennedy And Allen Dulles by Poulgrain, Greg. Unthinkable concealed wealth in oil and gold, contrived insurrection in Indonesia, the Dulles brothers, de Mohrenschildt, Rockefellers, decolonisation, Konfrontasi. How did this global network of influences and agendas result in the disappearance of two troublesome presidents, Sukarno and JFK, and the creation of a New Order Indonesia strongly amenable to Western ambitions? Foreword: Baskara T Wardaya. Book distribution points in Malaysia and Singapore or, in Australia, email Dr Greg Poulgrain. Indonesian edition expected in 2015.
- Thanks to Dr Greg Poulgrain for pointing out this excellent readable essay with its important messages. Why Indonesia Matters. "Two things set Indonesia apart. First, while the rise of other BRICS countries was related to, first and foremost, economic growth and military spending, Indonesia came in on the back of democratization and regional engagement.
- Indonesia: a complex country we only think about when we want something March 1, 2015 by Michael Bachelard, Fairfax's recently returned Indonesia correspondent makes a plea for a deeper understanding of our near neighbour.
- Indonesia Council Digest ASAA's monthly digest of university Indonesianist news
- Languages Action Alliance always promoting positive achievements and useful information in languages education in Australia
- Inside Indonesia Edition 120 Youth Employment Prospects and Aspirations - 7 April 2015 - incisive truth seeking information about Indonesia.
- Australia Indonesia Youth Association - see state chapters and Jakarta
- Resourceful Indonesian on the Documentary Evidence page.)
Oldies but goodies
- Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program - open every year for young Australians (21 to 25) with an interest in Indonesia to take part in AIYEP - a fantastic two months in Indonesia from December to February. Application forms and advice to applicants can be found on the Australia Indonesia Institute website.
Return to the RAMBU WACANA - signpost to Indonesia-related links
Community Indonesian Language Class on the Sunshine Coast (MS Word)
Relevant reading in past issues for students, teachers, scholars, lobbyists, citizens.
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5th International Conference
on Indonesian Studies (ICIS)
of Universitas Indonesia
held in Yogyakarta 13-15 June 2013
Theme: Kobarkan Semangatmu: Working Together to Overcome Challenges
See over 20 papers posted
from our colleagues.
See ASILE at
Balai Bahasa ACT
Permanent ASILE website at wikispaces
ASILE 2012 and KIPBIPA VIII at UKSW in Salatiga ASILE: 1-4 October 2012
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Era Baru, Semangat Baru: Peningkatan intensitas kerja sama program BIPA di Dalam dan Luar Negeri
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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)
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