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

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.

Indonesia’s hopeful young democracy is now under threat

Indonesia’s hopeful young democracy is now under threat

The hope promised by the incumbent president five years ago has subsided, and the nation’s darker undercurrents of intolerance have bubbled to the surface.

Millions pledged to aid restoration of Notre Dame

Millions pledged to aid restoration of Notre Dame

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

So… who is actually leading the country right now?

So… who is actually leading the country right now?

The prime ministership looks a little crowded with Scott Morrison sharing it with Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott.

Can Scott Morrison make a friend in Indonesia?

Can Scott Morrison make a friend in Indonesia?

Scott Morrison's visit to Jakarta was hailed as a success, but time will tell if Indonesia will entertain a full alliance with Australia.

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

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

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.

Jokowi hanging by a thread as Indonesian general backs Islamists, rounds on Australia

Jokowi hanging by a thread as Indonesian general backs Islamists, rounds on Australia

General Gatot Nurmantyo has long been suspicious of outside actors and has not trusted Australia since its UN-sanctioned intervention in East Timor in 1999.

Turnbull and Widodo all smiles, but don’t mention the boats. Or the drugs. Or the live cattle. Or …

Turnbull and Widodo all smiles, but don’t mention the boats. Or the drugs. Or the live cattle. Or …

Turnbull's Indonesia trip is an important one, but there are some fraught issues to avoid.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Turnbull practises selfie diplomacy ... no one likes transparency ... show us KRudd ...

‘Good riddance, Abbott’: Indonesia welcomes Turnbull’s ascension

‘Good riddance, Abbott’: Indonesia welcomes Turnbull’s ascension

To repair our relationship with Indonesia, Turnbull must overcome the collective memory of past troubles. Crikey intern Mark Kearney reports.