NAILA 2017 Speech Competition

The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is an annual speech competition rewards and fosters the development of Indonesian language learning in Australia at all levels.

We invite primary school students through to executive level speakers to submit videos of themselves speaking in Indonesian on certain topics and annual themes. (more…)

Indonesia Update Conference 2017

Indonesia in the new world: globalisation, nationalism and sovereignty is the theme for the 35th annual Indonesia Update Conference to be held at The Australian National University on Friday and Saturday, 15-16 September 2017.

Today, globalisation is more complex than ever. The effects of the global financial crisis and increased inequality have, in many countries, spurred anti-global sentiment and encouraged the adoption of populist and inward-looking policies. Discontent has manifested in some surprising results: Brexit, Trump, and possibly more to come. In Indonesia, discontent has led to rising protectionism, a rejection of foreign interference in the name of nationalism, and economic policies dominated by calls for self-sufficiency. Meanwhile, human trafficking and the abuse of migrant workers have shown the other side of globalisation. (more…)