Topic archives: australia-indonesia relations

‘A bright future in his hands’: the rise and rise of Jokowi

‘A bright future in his hands’: the rise and rise of Jokowi

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?

We talk with Indonesia every day — but is anyone listening?

We talk with Indonesia every day — but is anyone listening?

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.

‘Abbott is never going to ride my ojek’: what Indonesians think of us

‘Abbott is never going to ride my ojek’: what Indonesians think of us

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.

Saville’s Shout: China seeing red … art on the hoof … comma down …

Saville’s Shout: China seeing red … art on the hoof … comma down …

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.

Relax, we are not going to war with Indonesia

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.

Dangerous brinkmanship with Indonesia could have disastrous consequences

Dangerous brinkmanship with Indonesia could have disastrous consequences

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.

Indonesian lessons for choppy East Timor waters

Indonesian lessons for choppy East Timor waters

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.

Indonesian spy row could harm beef, wheat exports

Indonesian spy row could harm beef, wheat exports

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.

How much did Abbott know and when did he know it?

November 27, 2013 3

Crikey readers talk the Indonesian spying revelations and who has the best translation of Persian.

Does a neighbour make a friend?

November 22, 2013

Crikey readers lament the passing of the second-hand bookshop and debate what Indonesia really means.

Crikey calling: the Abbott govt’s early report card

Crikey calling: the Abbott govt’s early report card

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.

Who says the Indonesian spying is over?

November 21, 2013 1

Crikey readers talk spying on Indonesia and love of 16-hour opera.

What Abbott must do to fix the Indonesian relationship

What Abbott must do to fix the Indonesian relationship

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.

Blame the media? ABC and Guardian defend spying revelations

Blame the media? ABC and Guardian defend spying revelations

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.

With Indonesia, the relationship is going from bad to worse

With Indonesia, the relationship is going from bad to worse

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.

We’ve always spied on Indonesia — and they’ve spied on us too

We’ve always spied on Indonesia — and they’ve spied on us too

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.

Australia-Indonesia commitment a must on people smuggling

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.