In recent weeks there has been a buzz over the country’s new foreign policy direction and in particular the new-found desire for our nation to begin a serious multilevel relationship with Indonesia. Australian businesses have been told that the time has come for them to get over long-held, unjustified ill feelings towards anything Indonesian.

Despite such strong, almost fanatical scepticism, scratch the surface and we find that most of us don’t really know why we just don’t trust Indonesia. This is despite the incredibly strong and warm connections between Australian and Indonesian political leaders.