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The Australian Ambassador to Indonesia visited ACICIS programs in Yogyakarta in February 2011.
Article in the Australian newspaper 2 March 2011.
Former or current ACICIS students were awarded 6 out of 8 of the prestigious 2010 PM's Asia Endeavour Awards for students going to Indonesia. For a complete list of recipients see the DEEWR site.
A new e-magazine from the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra, featuring 3 ACICIS alumni, and co-edited by ACICIS alumni Sarah Dinsmore..
This consortium whose name is pronounced, in the Indonesian way, as ah-CHEE-chis, could well be the last defence against what Melbourne University law academic and professional Indonesianist Tim Lindsey calls a "perfect storm" that has torn holes in Australia's practical understanding of its nearest neighbour, writes Jakarta correspondent Stephen Fitzpatrick.
ACICIS Director, Professor David Hill writes about the recent three-part documentary by senior Australian journalist Mike Carlton, Indonesia: A Reporter's Journey and the need for the government to invest in the Australia-Indonesia relationship by supporting in-country study.
ACICIS Deputy Director David Reeve discusses the six-week Journalism Professional Practicum in Jakarta, and the media’s role in shaping the bilateral relationship.
University of Tasmania student Rebecca Livermore will interrupt her arts degree to spend a year studying in Indonesia with ACICIS.
‘Australia’s educational policy on the teaching of non-English languages is in crisis. This is the disturbing conclusion of a hard-hitting report endorsed by the prestigious Australian National Academy of Humanities at the National Language summit in Canberra’, writes Professor David Hill
Robert Bednell remembers Lestari Widyastuti, a cultural ambassador for Indonesia and a great friend to ACICIS students for over a decade.
Michelle Ford writes about the difficulties faced by educators in promoting Indonesia as a result of the DFAT’s blanket travel warnings to the country. ACICIS offers some hope for the bilateral relationship as it continues to send students to study in Yogyakarta and Malang despite ‘Australia’s hysteria about the security situation’.
‘The earthquake that devastated the ancient Javanese royal capital of Yogyakarta provided a rare end-of-semester challenge for the 39 Australian students on an exchange program in the Indonesian city’
Former ACICIS student Jordan Newton talks about his experiences in Indonesia with ACICIS and Australia Volunteers International and his passion for understanding Islam.
‘After a 16 month delay the Government has finally responded to the most comprehensive recent public report on Australia’s relationship with Indonesia. On educational matters, the response ducks significant opportunities’, writes Professor David Hill.
ACICIS is awarded funds to develop an Indonesian Language Teacher Immersion program in Indonesia under round one of the Strategic Collaboration and Partnership Fund, a key element of the Australian Government’s National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program.
For the first time, Australian university students are being offered a six-week Development Studies Professional Practicum in Jakarta. The Practicum, offered by ACICIS, will give students undertaking relevant postgraduate studies the opportunity to gain valuable experience working in the international development field.
Professor David Hill, Director of ACICIS and Murdoch’s Chair of South East Asian Studies, has been selected for the Australia 2020 Summit in Canberra.
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