Indonesia

COVID-19 and South East Asia: the week that was

Weekly snapshots from the region present an opportunity for Australia and Southeast Asian nations to keep watch of each other, and to learn from shared experiences. In this update we look back on the week that was, Monday 23 to Sunday 29 March 2020. Read More

The long road home

Originally published by the Pacific Institute of Public Policy, this 2013 appreciation of Andy Ayamiseba’s life of activism in exile is one of the few… Read More

Managing Asia’s coronavirus response

The novel coronavirus (COVID19) has so far been reported in 24 countries and territories outside mainland China, where the outbreak was first reported… Read More

Jokowi’s visit shows the Australia-Indonesia relationship is strong, but faultlines remain

Indonesian President Joko Widodo – Jokowi – has shown himself to be generally less interested in international affairs than his predecessor, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY). Read More

Indonesia’s “Pacific elevation”: Elevating what and who?

In July 2019, at the inaugural Indonesian Exposition held in Auckland, New Zealand, Indonesia launched its ‘Pacific Elevation’, laying claim to a Pacific islands identity… Read More

The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA): A game changer?

A decade has passed since the formation of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), which is finally on the cusp of its final stages… Read More

Will Indonesia act to end legal child marriage?

It’s hoped a ruling last month by the country’s Constitutional Court (MK) will lead to an end to child marriage in Indonesia where one in… Read More

Leadership and regionalism in South East Asia – with Dr Marty Natalegawa

As 2018 draws to a close, Australia’s relationship with Indonesia could not be more important. Although the approach — from both sides — doesn’t always… Read More

Australia and Indonesia working together to address sustainable development and climate change

Last week Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) led an academic delegation to Indonesia for the Jakarta launch of the Collaborative Australia-Indonesia Program on Sustainable Development and… Read More

Two decades of economic growth benefited only the richest 20%. How severe is inequality in Indonesia?

A World Bank report in 2015 rang alarm bells for Southeast Asia’s largest economy. Despite Indonesia managing to more than halve its poverty rate since 1999, inequality… Read More

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