March 18, 2014 3
Jakarta's young, likeable Governor is one step closer to the presidency, with the backing of a powerful party. But Stuart Ranfurlie, a freelance journalist in Jakarta, asks: is he ready for the big league?
February 17, 2014 5
Indonesian feathers have been ruffled by Australia's policy of sending back asylum seekers. Julie Bishop says our relationship with Indonesia is fine, but no one on the Indonesian side seems to agree.
January 31, 2014 4
Australia's relationship with Indonesia is floundering, but does that matter to average Indonesians? Australian journalism masters student Eliana Bollati hit the streets of Jakarta to find out.
January 28, 2014 1
China is understandably angry about Australia's siding with Japan over a territorial dispute, so Abbott will have his work cut out for him in his first official visit as PM. Plus Chinese New Year art and the best of punctuation.
January 24, 2014 4
Crikey readers talk the dangers of weed, micro solutions for Aboriginal poverty and why we don't need to worry about Indonesia.
January 24, 2014 47
Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison are playing a dangerous game with Indonesia. Unless someone starts taking responsibility Australia could find itself in a mess, says former diplomat Bruce Haigh.
December 6, 2013 9
The new government is not off on the right foot in foreign policy terms, with the Indonesian spying scandal dominating headlines. But a bigger problem looms: East Timor.
November 28, 2013 8
Revelations that Australia spied on the Indonesian President have damaged relations with our near neighbour. And SmartCompany journalist Yolanda Redrup says it is Australian businesses that may pay the price.
November 27, 2013 3
Crikey readers talk the Indonesian spying revelations and who has the best translation of Persian.
November 22, 2013
Crikey readers lament the passing of the second-hand bookshop and debate what Indonesia really means.
November 21, 2013 1
CrikeyCanberra correspondent Bernard Keane and deputy editor Cathy Alexander get nostalgic for parliaments past -- Whitlam, anyone? -- and throw in a discussion on the Indonesian spy crisis for good measure.
November 21, 2013 1
Crikey readers talk spying on Indonesia and love of 16-hour opera.
November 21, 2013 25
Australia's relationship with Indonesia is about the worst it's ever been. Tony Abbott must act quickly and contritely to avoid long-lasting damage.
November 19, 2013 57
The conservative media has wasted no time in declaring that our reputation with Indonesia is damaged, not because Australian spies have been listening in on the Indonesian President's phone, but because media outlets revealed the tapped phone.
November 11, 2013 21
Relations between Australia and Indonesia have reached a nadir. And it's entirely the fault of Australian policy. The government's turn-back-the-boats policy is now in tatters.
November 1, 2013 3
There has been much hand-wringing over the revelations that Australia is spying on Indonesia. The only real surprise, however, is the feigned outrage.
September 10, 2012
Australia’s efforts to combat people smuggling cannot afford to be one-sided, but involve a genuine commitment to work with Indonesia, write academics Melissa Crouch and Antje Missbach.