Topic archives: Indonesia

Crikey Worm: Turnbull targets tax

November 21, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister has indicated he plans to slash both personal income and corporate tax rates, and Indonesia's parliamentary Speaker is being investigated by the country's anti-corruption body. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Indonesia on notice: West Papuans still want independence

September 28, 2017 2

There is widespread international sympathy for resolving the issue of West Papua, but the hurdles are immense.

US officials: Australia was asked to reunite refugee families, US had similar concerns to UNHCR

July 25, 2017 4

In interviews with Crikey, former US officials have divulged information that seems to expose either egregious double-dealing, or egregious incompetence, within Dutton's department.

Jokowi’s new decree is only partly about curbing Islamist groups

July 14, 2017 3

Yes, Joko Widodo's decree against hardline Islamic groups is about stamping out terror-linked organisations. But it's also about saving his own political arse.

Yes, Australia’s best bud Saudi Arabia is actively funding terrorism

July 7, 2017 19

Malcolm Turnbull -- or, at the very least, his own Foreign Minister Julie Bishop -- is signing up as a paid supporter of the country that effectively funded al-Qaeda and IS.

The political power play behind the whipping of gay men in Aceh

May 24, 2017 6

News that gay men in Indonesia are being whipped by order of the sharia police has shocked the world, but we should look at politics, not religion.

Banks turn a blind eye to human rights abuses in Borneo

May 12, 2017 1

Forest destruction and land loss have resulted in a “far-reaching human rights disaster” for Borneo’s indigenous peoples, writes freelance journalist Jenny Denton.

Jesus F-ing Christ! Blasphemy is back, and it’s flummoxing secular legal systems

May 12, 2017 36

The case of a former Jakarta governor illustrates the role that blasphemy plays at the intersection between law and state-sponsored religion.

For goodness snakes: inside the restaurant with cobra on the menu

For goodness snakes: inside the restaurant with cobra on the menu

March 8, 2017 5

Freelance journalist Georgia Clark visits King Cobra House, where deadly cobra is a delicacy.

With American relationship gone, Turnbull finds few friends in Asia

February 3, 2017 1

With Australia's relationship with the US is looking less than special, we should look to our Asian neighbours, who bring both opportunities and challenges.