Australia Indonesia Association (ACT) Inc. 

AIA Winter Dinner Flyer 19 August 2017 (003)

Saturday 19 August 2017 at 6.00 for 6.30pm

 SILKS Room. Canberra Race Course

Randwick Road, Lyneham, ACT, 2602


Great entertainment – live Indonesian music and performances Nine Piece Gamelan & Indonesian Band & Cultural dances & The Connel Twins – Christy & Carly & Singing  

Quality 3 Course Dinner – Main: Indonesian Rendang (Halal)

 Guest Speakers:

Indonesian Ambassador: HE Kristiarto Soeryo Legowo

Professor Hal Hill

Indonesia: Development Challenges for Southeast Asia’s Giant

Cost:       $60 for members

$70 for non-members

Lucky Door Prize from Indo Cafe

Purchase Tickets by:  Pay Online

Other payment methods please contact:

Phone: Bill Rhemrev 0438 881 750 or Yetty Daly 6286 5551 (ah) or SMS Les Boag 0418 210 348  


Please note deadline for bookings is Monday 14 August 2017

AIA gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors:        



Laut Bercermin – Film Screening

Laut Bercermin – Film Screening

6pm 30th August – NFSA

Laut-BercerminBalai Bahasa Indonesia (ACT) is organising a by-invitation screening of a recent critically-acclaimed Indonesian film, ‘The Mirror Never Lies’ (Laut Bercermin), by one of Indonesia’s emerging women directors, Kamila Andini.

The Mirror Never Lies is filmed in Wakatobi, a tiny archipelagic regency off the coast of Southeast Sulawesi in eastern Indonesia.  The film tells the tale of a mother and daughters’ response to a tragedy at sea and beautifully combines a portrayal of the culture of the Bajo people, known as Indonesia’s ‘Sea Gypsies’, with breathtaking underwater cinematography that shows the natural wonder of the marine environment.  The film was jointly funded by the WWF and the Wakatobi local  government.

The screening will take place at the National Film and Sound Archive in Acton on Wednesday, 30 August 2017.  The Indonesian Ambassador has kindly agreed to introduce the film and there will be a complimentary light meal before the screening.  For further details and to obtain an invitation , please contact Heath McMichael at


On 22 May 2017, BBI (ACT) Board members farewelled Bpk Ronny Nur, the Indonesian Embassy’s Cultural Attache at a dinner in Canberra. Pak Ronny, a member of the BBI (ACT) Board, was praised for his energetic efforts to promote the teaching of Indonesian in schools and universities in the ACT and throughout Australia.  BBI (ACT) Chair, Heath McMichael, thanked Pak Ronny for his efforts in support of BBI (ACT)’s mandate to foster the learning of Indonesian and understanding of Indonesian culture within the broad community.  Heath noted Pak Ronny had lent BBI (ACT) valuable assistance in organising events at the Embassy’s Balai Kartini, for example, the Women in Poetry evening in 2014 and dinners for Indonesian language teachers in 2015 and 2016.  Vice Chair, George Quinn, said Pak Ronny’s contribution to a deeper understanding of Indonesian culture within Australia were recognised throughout Australia.  Board member, Amrih Widodo, said Pak Ronny, a trained scientist, had set a very high benchmark for future Cultural Attaches at the Indonesian Embassy.  All board members wished Pak Ronny well in his new role at the Agriculture Institute in Bogor. In thanking the Board, Pak Ronny said he regarded Australia with great warmth as his second home.  He looked forward to visiting Canberra from time to time when he visited Armidale in NSW as a visiting professor at the University of New England.

Selamat jalan Pak Ronny!

BBI (ACT) Board members farewell Pak Ronny

Pak Ronny saying farewell to Board members

The Age of Bones – Jaman Belulang

We’d like to let our members and followers know about this production.  
The Age of Bones (Jaman Belulang) is an incredible new Australian/Indonesian theatre show being presented at Gorman Arts Centre from 8-11 March.
The show follows the fantastical story of an Indonesian boy, Ikan who goes fishing one day and fails to return home. Assuming the worst, his parents hire a legendary seafarer to look for his corpse. He finds nothing. The Age of Bones traces what happened to Ikan – from the day he left to his eventual imprisonment in Australia and his fight to return home. This is a heartfelt and darkly funny tale inspired by the real-life stories of 60 Indonesian boys imprisoned in Australia for working on refugee boats. The show is set under the ocean in an underwater court, realized through Indonesian shadow puppetry, music and digital projection. This timely and darkly funny production shines a light on a controversial chapter in Australia’s recent history – it’s significant that it is being presented in Canberra, the seat of our national government.
For those of you who know or have friends who speak Indonesian or have an interest in Indonesian culture, this is a bilingual production in English and Indonesian (with subtitles) featuring a cast of Indonesian and Australian actors and includes some really amazing Indonesian shadow puppetry in a contemporary context. The show is definitely kid friendly, with lots of physical comedy and stunning visuals.
Tickets are available here: and there are special rates for families, groups and under 30s. Shows run Wednesday 8 March through Saturday 11 March, with a matinee at 11am on the Friday and 2pm on Saturday.

Urgent – Indonesian teacher expat USA student – Canberra

BBI(ACT) received the following information to pass on to its members.

My name is Steve Reynolds and I work for LTC Language Solutions, a full service language provider meeting language needs since 1992. We have an urgent need to contract with an Indonesian language/culture teacher for one expat USA student in Canberra.

Please pass this teaching opportunity on to anyone in your extended network that might be qualified and interested.

What: 168 hour contract – beginning level Indonesian language / culture for one adult student
Where: Private office provided in Government facility in Canberra
When: Daily – Monday through Friday – total of 24 days of teaching
Time: 8:00 am through 4:00 pm (one hour lunch)
Starting Date: 21 February through 24 March, 2017
Requirements: Teacher must be native Indonesian speaker with teaching experience

Pay: $4,200 US Dollars total pay ($20 to $25 US Dollars per hour – negotiable depending on experience)

Materials: Provided for teacher and student

Please forward your CV and contact information so we can set up a skype or phone interview ASAP. Thanks!





Steve Reynolds ǀ Language Training Coordinator



5750 Castle Creek Parkway, Suite 487

Indianapolis, IN 46250

P: 317.578.1661 ǀ 888.456.1626

F: 317.578.1673
GSA Contract Number: GS-10F-109BA


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