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COVID-19: a closer look from Jakarta

Image by Andrew Linggar BY: ANDREW LINGGAR My brother-in-law passed away yesterday, Saturday morning. A couple of days ago he fell sick. We found him sitting at...

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Australia, Indonesia and climate change

BY: RICHARD MATHEWS As the immediate pandemic crisis begins to recede, bothcountries should refocus the relationship on climate change. In February 2020, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo...

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Fact from Fiction – Review of Conrad’s Eastern Voyages

Ian Burnet: Joseph Conrad’s Eastern Voyages: Tales of Singapore and an East Borneo River, Sydney: Alfred Street Press, 2021 (164 pages and 40 colour...

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Challenges and Opportunities in the Australia-Indonesia Cattle Trade: John Cunnington

For Indonesia, Australia has become a reliable source of large volumes of disease-free livestock that thrive in a similar tropical environment. Among the greatest...

The long Chinese march into Indonesia with vaccines

By; Duncan Graham Chinese officials in Australia rarely miss an opportunity to chill relations by turning down the thermostat on our democratic values and way...

The value of learning languages, as university arts degree fees increase sharply

In 2006, Norway was making half a billion dollars every month in profits from just one of its offshore oil rigs. Surely the person in...

Indonesia-China cooperation: Standby for take-off

BY: MUHAMMAD ZULFIKAR RAKHMAT & HABIB PASHYA For all the obstacles in the relationship, ties betweenJakarta and Beijing look set to only continue to grow. For...

Indonesia’s Omnibus Law won’t kill corruption

BY: JOHANNES NUGROHO The new legislation will shift regional power dynamics,but it can’t eradicate an entrenched culture of kickbacks. Indonesia's new Omnibus Law has attracted a...

What to do about China? Ask our neighbours.

BY: ROSS B TAYLOR The growing alarm by business leaders, here in Australia, about the deteriorating relationship with China has now been validated, with the...

Protests against Indonesian economic reform: stability and a minimum wage have gone

By DUNCAN GRAHAM | On 23 October 2020 Indonesian President Joko Widodo wants to snare foreign investors. They’re a wary lot. Though excited by big markets and the...

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Indonesia cannot afford to put its economy before people

BY: EDUARD LAZARUS TEGUH MAULANA A religious festival has become a super-spreading event. The government knew the risk but didn’t do enough to stop it. Since mid-May,...

Building stronger Australia-Indonesia ties

When then Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono addressed the Australian parliament in 2010, he argued that the bilateral relationship faced four major challenges: improving mutual public...

Assessing Prabowo Subianto’s Defense Diplomacy

By Noto Suoneto and Ananta Evander Nearly two years on from his surprise appointment, how do the efforts of the Indonesian Defense Minister hold up? Since Prabowo Subianto was...

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