April 15, 2014 1 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.
November 11, 2013 21 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.
October 4, 2013 1 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.
November 19, 2012 6 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.
January 11, 2012 4 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.
November 14, 2011 2 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.
September 14, 2011 1 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.
August 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.
June 2, 2011 4 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.
April 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