In the 1800s, a group of Southeast Asians were taken to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, now part of Australia, by an English merchant. Their descendants are seeking Indigenous status from Australia.
Male and female lawmakers differ in their reasoning why women struggle in winning elections. They also have different opinions about the legitimacy and effectiveness of the gender quota policy.
Indonesia has the region's highest rate of smoking among youths – one in five between the ages of 13 and 15 smoke. What should the government should do to stop youth from smoking?
While many of its Asian neighbours are striving to get smoking under control, Indonesia is the stubborn exception.
The work of three Chinese Indonesian women presented in Melbourne fills a void in public knowledge of a dark chapter in Indonesian history.
A tougher security approach to terrorism may be counterproductive and could even potentially undermine the supremacy of civilian government in Indonesia.
Australia's recently announced review of its national fuel stockpiles is timely indeed. The country is almost totally reliant on oil being shipped through some of the world's most contested regions.
To prevent people from climbing the staircase to terrorism, educating people about the values of tolerance should start early.
Reading the change in the reaction of conservative Muslim organisations towards terrorist attacks.
The world cheered the defeat of IS in the Middle East, but the insurgency is far from over.
Identifying three types of schools that are prone to radical values.
Preventing attacks in Indonesia by militants returning from the front lines in the Middle East may take more coordination with Australia.
The attacks show not only a shift in women's roles in violent extremism, but also the involvement of families in acts of terror.
The reasons for the rise in the number of blasphemy cases in Indonesia since the reform era are more than just religious ones.
Analysis from two experts on reasons behind the recent terrorist inmates' brutal act in a maximum-security prison in Depok, West Java and how Indonesia can prevent similar attacks from happening.
In recent years a number of NGOs have provided services for child refugees. The government should consider partnering them to provide child refugees their rights to protection.
A US$1.6 billion dollar dam in Sumatra threatens the recently discovered and desperately imperilled Tapanuli Orangutan.
Annual water requirements of a PHES-supported 100% renewable electricity grid would be much less than the current fossil fuel system, because wind and PV do not require cooling water.
Canada's reputation as a land of opportunity is challenged by Migrant Dreams, a documentary that explores the lives of migrants as they navigate dangerous and exploitative working conditions.
Local fishermen or young men looking for work in the Riau Islands Special Economic Zones earn extra income by mugging boats in the Malacca Strait at night.