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Indonesian troops at the house in which the Balibo Five sheltered before being killed (Image: AAP/National Archives of Australia)

Balibo 45 years on — and it still stinks of cover-up and collusion

Today marks 45 years since five Australian journalists were murdered in East Timor. Yet questions about who knew what and when still remain.

Scott Morrison with Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Indonesia’s struggle with COVID could end up shaping our neighbourhood for the worse

If Australia isn't careful, its mere lip service in foreign aid to south-east Asia might come back to bite it.

Greg Combet (Image: AAP/Jono Searle)

COVID commission watch, Indonesian cases spike, and bringing back tourism

The COVID-19 commission continues to avoid transparency, plus more of the latest coronavirus news.

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Won’t somebody think of the pokies? (And other news you may have missed)

The gambling industry is losing millions and Angus Taylor is back at it again. In another jam-packed week, here's the news that slipped by.

Murdered Australian journalist Greg Shackleton (Images: AAP/MUP)

Were our spies compromised by Balibo? New book reveals more sordid history

In a new book exposing Australia's long history of seeking to exploit Timor-Leste's natural resources, Bernard Collaery reveals a stunning act of billion-dollar theft, and a document that undermines the official story around the murders of the Balibo Five.

Scott Morrison and Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Forget what we think, does Indonesia really care about a trade deal with Australia?

Australia and Indonesia are closing in on a historic free trade deal. However the agreement still faces some stiff hurdles, both at home and abroad.

A counter-protester in Yogyakarta displays a sign reading 'Raping a wife is the right and responsibility of the husband' (Image: Supplied by author)

Indonesia’s student protests are a reality check for Widodo

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?

 Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin. (Image: AAP/Mast Irham)

How will Scott Morrison react to world election results?

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.

Tackling wage theft must become a priority

Crikey readers discuss the solutions to wage theft, Australia-Indonesia relations and the government's new communications minister Paul Fletcher.

What’s next for Australia’s ‘most important’ relationship?

The coinciding reelections of Scott Morrison and Indonesia's Joko Widodo gives Australia an opportunity to reaffirm its goals with its rapidly growing neighbour.

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