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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,...

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Twenty years after Bali

BY: SIDNEY JONES The horrified reaction of many Australians to the planned early release of Bali bomber Umar Patek demonstrates the lasting traumatic impact of the 12...

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What Indonesians in Australia would like their neighbours to understand better about their home country

By Erwin Renaldi, Farid M Ibrahim, Hellena Souisa and Sastra Wijaya Is Indonesia an Islamic country or just a country with lots of Muslims? Is it all just like Bali?...
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Transformation and development in Indonesia: a 50-year view

BY: Stephen Grenville Over the past 60 years, Indonesia has been transformed: it has gone from the economic and political chaos of Sukarno’s ‘guided democracy’—a...

The Indonesia Investment Authority: Jokowi’s trouble-shooter?

BY: KYUNGHOON KIM Jakarta’s sovereign wealth fund offers investors an attractiveway into the country’s booming infrastructure sector. Since President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) entered office in 2014,...

Jokowi Brings Back $11.9b in Investments from Japan, S. Korea

BY :JAKARTA GLOBE Jakarta. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo returned Friday from his week-long trip to three Northwest Asia countries after securing or strengthening investment commitments worth $11.9 billion...

Myths that stir trouble in the South China Sea

BY: JOHN QUIGGIN A major shipping route, yes, but vital? False claims aboutthe value of these waters only make diplomacy harder. US officials regularly present China as an...

Australian Investment in the Neighbourhood Falls Short

By Duncan Graham ANALYSIS The urgings for Australians to invest and do business in Indonesia are getting louder.  Not everyone’s listening. Paul Keating maintains his rage –...

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...

NEWS

Suffer the little children

BY: DUNCAN GRAHAM The plains are polluted. On a windless day – and they’re common – there’s no need for a sniff-o-meter to count the...

What Indonesians in Australia would like their neighbours to understand better about their home country

By Erwin Renaldi, Farid M Ibrahim, Hellena Souisa and Sastra Wijaya Is Indonesia an Islamic country or just a country with lots of Muslims? Is it all just like Bali?...

It’s great Albanese has been in Indonesia, but Australia needs to do a lot more to reset relations. Here are 5 ways to start

BY: TIM LINDSEY & TIM MANN A new Australian prime minister flying to Indonesia to “reset” relations is now so routine it would probably raise...

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