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The ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership

AASYP Newsletter

Welcome back to the AASYP Newsletter.

In this issue, we look at the latest news and dive deeper into regional challenges. As always, we'll also bring you opportunities and inspiration to help motivate you to make the most of this year.

This month has been full of election results with Australia and the Phillipines heading to the polls. Indonesia and Thailand also officially announced the outcomes of their elections that were held earlier in the year.

We have also welcomed a number of new members to our team this month and are looking forward to engaging with you throughout the year!

Sincerely, the AASYP team.

Latest News

Recent Regional Elections in Focus

Thailand

1. Reuters Graphics 2. Reuters

Indonesia

3. Reuters Graphics 4. Reuters

Australia

5. Australian Broadcasting Corporation 6. Australian Electoral Commission
7. Australian Broadcasting Corporation 8. Australian Electoral Commission

Opportunities

DFAT has launched their iSAY Essay Competition aimed at promoting understanding of the many ways that trade has benefitted Australia and the world. 

There are three categories:
  1. Australian High School Students
  2. Australian University Students
  3. ASEAN University Students
Winners will have the opportunity to be published in DFAT's flagship online and print magazine, business envoy, with their winning entry published in a future edition.

More information can be found on their website.
AASYP Perth Hub is launching this week Friday 31st May with an event run in collaboration with DFAT. 

The night will feature expert insights, the opportunity to sample popular Southeast Asian cuisines and to meet, network and engage with other passionate young people to promote a more peaceful and prosperous region.

More information, as well as registration can be found here.

Articles

Regulating Fake News: The Urgency, Challenges, and Role of the Individual

Regional Editor Adrea Chan explores the why, what and how of internet regulations in Southeast Asia and Australia. 

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