ISN Issue 75
Welcome to Issue 74 - third issue for 2015.
Published at USC since 1999
Editor: Dr Phillip Mahnken,
"We have had a series of policy stops and starts but, at the end of the day, I put this proposition to you: we are short-changing the future generation. We are living in a fool’s paradise. We have to get on top of this issue if our kids and grandkids are going to have any chance of taking their rightful place in the globally competitive world market." Alannah MacTiernan, Federal MP, Speech in Federal Parliament: Language deficit short-changing future generations, 07-09-2015 Original at Alannah MacTiernan website. Please send feedback, suggestions and support.
An upbeat end to the Australia-Indonesia 2015
General Ryacudu said that relationship had experienced "ups and downs" but this was to be expected.
"But we are really determined to continue to be friends," he said.
In a refrain picked up by the Australian ministers, he told the meeting that "You can choose a friend but being neighbours is a destiny."
Australia-Indonesia relationship in 'very good shape': Julie Bishop by David Wroe in The Age 22 Dec 2015.
[Shadow Treasurer] Chris Bowen learning Bahasa as shadow treasurer talks up economic ties with Indonesia "Mr Bowen said it was vital politicians led by example in urging younger Australians to seize the opportunities involved with the dawn of the so-called Asian Century.
"As a nation we need to be embracing Asian languages much more and, frankly, those of us in Parliament can't lecture young people and say, 'You must study an Asian language' if we haven't bothered to do it ourselves.
"Why is this so important? I ask a genuine question: can you think of any two countries in anywhere in the world so close geographically and so different culturally?"
He said that with few cultural common understandings between the two countries and the change of government in Indonesia, Australia had to be proactive in initiating deeper engagement."
Read more: Chris Bowen learning Bahasa as shadow treasurer talks up economic ties with Indonesia by Latika Bourke 22 Oct 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 75 September - December 2015
Dr Greg Poulgrain and Dr Richard Curtis invite you to a presentation at University of the Sunshine Coast at 12.00 noon on Thursday 17 December 2015. Room to be advised here asap. All welcome.
Scorecard for Joko “Jokowi” Widodo - President of Indonesia.
Jokowi's stellar rise has blinded people to the fact that he is a total outsider who has to square off with a powerful oligarchy. The economic slow-down has brought a reality check, with inflation and unemployment rising one year into his presidency. Some people started calling him an “accidental”, a “puppet” and even a “mad” president. The mere survival of the former furniture-maker is nothing short of a miracle.
|Harry Bhaskara is an Indonesian journalist based in Brisbane.
As former Managing Editor of The Jakarta Post, he currently contributes to a range of Indonesian and Australian publications. He is fluent in English and Indonesian. Fellowships include Asia Research Center at Murdoch University, Graduate School of Journalism at University of California, Berkeley and Jefferson Fellow at East-West Centre, Hawaii.
- The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is an initiative of the Australia Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) that aims to reward and foster the development of Indonesian language learning in Australia at all levels. Primary school students through to executive level speakers - please check out the timeline now. URGENT. Applications close -- video required -- 27 October 2015. Full details on website menus.
- Reflections on the 2014 Lombok Program...thank you RUILI April 2015 [pdf] by Janelle Falconer, currently in ACICIS program, Malang.
- Lombok 2016 In-Country Indonesian Language and Culture Program 2016 Registration open until 9 October 2015. Ask at your university about New Colombo Plan scholarships. Ask also about cross-instiututional enrolment and credit if you are not at CDU, UNE, USC or UTAS.
- Student opinions, reports and photos from ten years of the Lombok program
- Author discusses his book "The Incubus of Intervention" - Dr Greg Poulgrain, Indonesian specialist talks with Jan Bartlett on 3CR 855 Community Radio, Brisbane (stream or download - the 'relevant section' starts at the 58th minute). 50 years on from the 30 September 1965, evidence is being put together that Indonesia and Papua were part of a strategy conceived decades before by Allen Dulles. Rethink modern Indonesian history.
- Appropriate time to recall The Look of Silence (website) a film directed by Joshua Oppenheimer. A family that survives the 1965-66 genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers. The Look of Silence French review of the film, extracts of the film. (Merci, Clement.)
- Suharto’s Purge, Indonesia’s Silence By JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER
SEPT. 29, 2015
- In search of solutions for 1965 by Asvi Warman Adam, Jakarta Post, 30 September
- A interview with Dr Kathleen Turner : Enhancing Asia-capability Asia Options, 26-09-2015
- Speech in Federal Parliament: Language deficit short-changing future generations by Alannah MacTiernan, 07-09-2015 Original at Alannah MacTiernan website. Please send feedback, suggestions and support.
- Warga Australia Anggap Bahasa Indonesia Penting untuk Dipelajari says David T. Hill at KIPBIPA IX in Bali, 1 Oct 2015, reported in Kompas.com
- Kongres Internasional Pengajar Bahasa Indonesia untuk Penutur Asing ke-9 (KIPBIPA IX) di Bali lovely video by Bpk M. Bundhowi with Mr. Nyoman Riasa and Mr. Widodo HS.
- Living next door to Islam – OzAsia forum Charles Gent, Flinders University, 25 Sept. 2015
- Young Indonesian jihadists explain who and what lured them to Islamic State ABC TV 7.30 Report 8 Oct. 2015
- Chris Bowen learning Bahasa as shadow treasurer talks up economic ties with Indonesia by Latika Bourke, SMH, 22 Oct 2015
- Chris Bowen, Pejabat Australia yang Giat Belajar Bahasa IndonesiaAustralia Plus Indonesia, 23 Oct 2015
- Indonesia threatens to shut down Bali's international writers festival by Jewel Topsfield 23 Oct 2015. Literary events concerning 1965-66 must be dropped or the Festrival will be. "It is extremely disappointing and some might even say cowardly that the government is refusing to discuss this national tragedy," said founder organiser Janet DeNeefe said.
- Indonesia cancels festival events marking 1965 mass killings BBC, 24 Oct 2015
- Bali Nine lawyer joins Indonesians warning against return to Suharto censorship Jewel Topsfield, 25 Oct 2015
- Ubud Writers Festival ban on communist purge events outrages authors and Minister Panjaitan. Deborah Cassrels. 27 Oct 2015
- Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan "The English-language debut of Indonesia’s rising star." Paperback published August 2015
- Indonesia's fires labelled a 'crime against humanity' as 500,000 suffer Kate Lamb 26 Oct 2015
- Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away? George Monbiot
Guardian 30 Oct 2015 " That smoke blotting out the nation, which has already cost it some $30bn? That, apparently, is development."
- Stop UTAS Indonesian Staff Cuts! (Petition)
- Public forum on learning Indonesian in Tasmania 6 November 2015. 17 minutes. Thanks and well done, Steve and Rifka.
- Commentary - Leadership Australia cannot afford/ in Jakarta Globe by Yacinta Kurniasih, Indonesian studies , Monash University 5 Dec 2015
- The blind truth of Australia's foreign aid cuts very good article by Daniel Flitton in the Age 11 Dec 2015 [Thanks, Jooles.]
- Australia-Indonesia relationship in 'very good shape': Julie Bishop by David Wroe in The Age 22 Dec 2015.
From Issue 74:
- 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.]
- 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
- Photobooks & Photography Dutch East Indies
- 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.
- Indonesia needs a new strategy for securing medium-term growth by David Nellor, NUS 13 May 2015 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.
- 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.
- *Consultancies Opportunities with Australia Awards in Indonesia
- Linking people Connections and encounters between Australians and Indonesians, Antje Missbach and Jemma Purdey (eds.) a collection of thoughtful essays. Table of Contents
- 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
- 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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