The protests are the biggest the country has seen since the fall of the Suharto regime in 1998. Can they hold back an increasingly conservative Indonesia?
Now our own federal election is done and dusted, let's look at how the outcomes of other elections around the world could affect Australia's interests.
The coinciding reelections of Scott Morrison and Indonesia's Joko Widodo gives Australia an opportunity to reaffirm its goals with its rapidly growing neighbour.
From Sri Lanka to Pakistan to Indonesia, this is far from an isolated event.
Good morning, early birds. Millions of euros have already been pledged in the wake of yesterday's Notre Dame cathedral fire, and the Coalition's Climate Solutions Fund reportedly has "integrity issues". It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Will Australia ultimately intervene in West Papua like it did in Timor-Leste? Or will the government turn a blind eye in favour of its recent free trade deal with Indonesia?
Good morning, early birds. Australia and Indonesia are today expected to sign a far-reaching and much delayed free trade deal, and Labor announces it will target "cronyism" amongst the government's diplomatic appointments. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Scott Morrison's Jerusalem ploy during the Wentworth byelection was a stunt gone badly wrong — now he's trying to turn it into a full-blown disaster.