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Reading the first votes from Indonesia: Jokowi still the favourite

Reading the first votes from Indonesia: Jokowi still the favourite

Charles RichardsonApr 15, 20141 Comment

Indonesia's elections are notoriously difficult to read, but Joko Widodo seems the man to beat for president. A gathering of experts in Melbourne last night read the tea leaves.

With Indonesia, the relationship is going from bad to worse

With Indonesia, the relationship is going from bad to worse

Professor Damien KingsburyNov 11, 201321 Comments

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.

Strait talking: boats issue barely rates on Indonesian street

Strait talking: boats issue barely rates on Indonesian street

Soren FrederiksenOct 4, 20131 Comment

What has Indonesia made of Australia's obsession over the asylum seeker issue? Opinions range from critical to ignorant, writes Crikey intern Soren Frederiksen.

Abortion underground in Indonesia, where the law is no guide

Abortion underground in Indonesia, where the law is no guide

Beau DonellyNov 19, 20126 Comments

Abortion is brutal business in Indonesia. While Australian aid dollars go to prenatal and postnatal health, the country's legal framework leaves women with nowhere to turn, writes freelance journalist Beau Donelly.

Iranian numbers swelling on asylum seeker list

by Stuart Ranfurlie, a freelance journalist in JakartaJan 11, 20124 Comments

Iranians have emerged as a rapidly rising category of asylum seekers arriving by boat since the middle of last year, writes Stuart Ranfurlie, a freelance journalist in Jakarta.

A form guide to Indonesia's presidential contenders and pretenders

by Stuart Ranfurlie, a freelance journalist in JakartaNov 14, 20112 Comments

Indonesia’s next presidential election may still be three years away, but that has done little to dampen speculation over who will put themselves forward, writes Stuart Ranfurlie, a freelance journalist in Jakarta.

Dark forces still at work in Aceh, Indonesia

Professor Damien KingsburySep 14, 20111 Comment

In a couple of weeks, Aceh will hold its second gubernatorial elections since the 2005 peace agreement that ended almost three decades of separatist war.

Kingsbury: East Timor and Indonesia are odd bedfellows

Professor Damien KingsburyAug 30, 2011

The announcement by East Timor’s prime minister, Xanana Gusmao, that his country will begin military to military links with Indonesia has caused widespread surprise.

Corruption in Indonesia a case of here comes the bribe

Corruption in Indonesia a case of here comes the bribe

by Stuart Ranfurlie, a freelance journalist in JakartaJun 2, 20114 Comments

It’s no surprise that Indonesia is awash with corruption. What is surprising is the lack of anger at this state of affairs among ordinary Indonesians, writes Stuart Ranfurlie, a freelance journalist in Jakarta.

Arrests over Jakarta Easter bomb plot aimed to kill churchgoers

by Stuart Ranfurlie, a freelance journalist in JakartaApr 27, 2011

The cumulative effect of recent terrorist arrests is a country on edge, fearful of slipping back to the dark days of the first half of the 2000s, writes Stuart Ranfurlie, a freelance journalist in Jakarta.l

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