AIYA’s proven track record
Career and Networking Events
AIYA runs networking events and careers events to assist graduates, students and young professionals to build networks with each other and to employers interested in hiring people with an interest in working in or on Indonesia.
Submissions and Media Work
AIYA campaigns to remove barriers preventing young Australians from working or studying in Indonesia — and vice versa — and promotes the benefits of these opportunities. Our activities in this area have included submissions, policy statements, and appearances in the media in Australia and Indonesia — including in The Australian, the Jakarta Post, Radio Australia and the Lowy Institute’s Interpreter blog.
Website and Social Media Presence
Our website, along with our social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are designed to provide young Australians and Indonesians with a forum for discussing the Australia-Indonesia relationship, connecting with each other and as a ‘one-stop-shop’ of resources to assist their engagement with each others’ countries, including educational, career, and extra-curricular information.
AIYA National’s online presence reaches more than 2,500 young Australians and Indonesians each week.
AIYA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts share news, commentary, and events targeted at a youth audience, and have seen continuous growth over the last year.
Most visitors are located in Indonesia (45 per cent) and Australia (41 per cent) — concentrated around Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Jakarta.
Visitors are mostly aged between 18–34 years old. Most (71 per cent) list English as a spoken language.
The AIYA website attracts a similar demographic, with an average of approximately 400 unique visitors per week — 40 per cent returning again to the site.
AIYA’s Twitter account is also active in the Australia-Indonesia sphere, having attracted 200 followers in four months of posting.
AIYA has also collected over 250 email subscribers, across the bimonthly AIYA Update newsletter, and our weekly AIYA Links summary of news and commentary.
Both lists attract an excellent open rate of up to 70 per cent (50 per cent higher than most organisations in the non-profit space), with click-through of up to 40 per cent.
Events and activities
AIYA maintains an active presence at the national level, throughout our state and territory chapters, as well as in Jakarta. Activities at our different levels and branches include:
- Submission to the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper
- Submission to the specific country strategies for the Asian Century White Paper
- Media work: interviews and opinion pieces, both in English and Indonesian
- Representation on forums and discussion panels
- Indonesia-focused career nights
- Networking events
- School visits to encourage students to continue Indonesian language studies
- Education forums
- Cultural nights
- Organisation and promotion of language exchange events
- Australia-Indonesia Young Professionals networking events — covered in the press by the Jakarta Globe
- Symposium Series: brings together leading minds from Indonesia and Australia to discuss the burning issues
AIYA in the media
- Visa obstacle to business forays in Indonesia – The Australian, April, 2012
Bernard Lane of the Australia reports on the difficults involved in applying for an Indonesian work and holiday visa.
- Talking it Out: Indonesia and Australia Discuss People Problems – The Jakarta Globe, July, 2012
Rachelle Cole and Arjuna Dibley on the Australia-Indonesia relationship.
- Pemuda Indonesia-Australia gelar dialog bersama – Radio Australia, February, 2013
A report on the Australia-Indonesia Youth dialogue, attended by AIYA members Bede Moore and Sheila Hie.
- Meningkatkan hubungan Australia dan Indonesia melalui jiwa muda, musik, dan perkedel – Radio Australia, November, 2012
Tim Graham interviewed on Radio Australia about the Asian Century white paper.
- Lift barriers of young RI-Aussie ties – The Jakarta Post, October 2011
Op-ed by Rachelle Cole on the value of people-to-people links between Australia and Indonesia.
- Jogja, kota pelajar dan makanan murah: pengalaman mahasiswi Australia – Radio Australia, January 2013
AIYA Victoria’s Katrina Pemberton discusses her experiences studying Indonesian in Yogyakarta with ACICIS.
- Finding a place in the Asian century – The Australian, November, 2011
Fe Donaghue and Hugh Passmore on the founding of AIYA in The Australian.
- Australia, Indonesia Build Relations From the Ground Up – Jakarta Globe, February, 2013
Bede Moore discusses people-to-people links and the working holiday visa in this discussion of Aus-RI ties in the Jakarta Globe.