ACICIS, in association with the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) – Victoria Chapter, held a 20th anniversary event at the Sidney Myer Asia Centre on the 1st July.

Ms Grace Dong (Semester 39/Aug 2014), Dr Dave McRae (Semester 6/Feb 1998) and President of AIYA Victoria, Mr Daniel Brooks, gave speeches on the significance of ACICIS to them on a personal level, and to the Australia-Indonesia relationship more broadly. Consortium Director, Professor David T. Hill, who was in Melbourne to present on ACICIS at the Indonesia Council Open Conference, also gave a presentation on ACICIS’ history and future. Finally, guests were treated to a wonderful performance by Melbourne folk musician, Ayleen O’Hanlon (Semester 25/Aug 2007).

We would like to thank AIYA Victoria for assistance organising the event, and The University of Melbourne and Asialink, for the in-kind support they kindly provided.

Happy 20th Birthday, ACICIS!