Our respondents said they preferred sweet drinks as they believed the cost of packaged mineral water was as expensive or more expensive than sugary beverages. www.shutterstock.com

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Children drink sweet drinks when they lack clean drinking water

In Indonesia, not all children can get clean and safe drinking water. The latest research shows this can drive them to consume sweet beverages instead, posing a risk to their health.
Mella Jaarsma, The landscaper 2013, costume: wood, paint, iron and leather, single-channel video: 3:40 minutes, colour, sound. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 2018. Photo by Mie Cornoedus

Art

Indonesian art is fresh, energetic and lively. Why do we not see more of it?

The exhibition Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia has many wonderful works. But it is an exception - despite our close proximity, there are few opportunities for Australians to engage with Indonesian art.
A Rohingya Muslim woman from Myanmar holds her child as they arrive at Kuala Kedah Jetty, in Kedah State, Malaysia, April 3, 2018. Stringer/EPA

Refugee

The right to work can empower refugees in Malaysia

Granting refugees in Malaysia the legal right to work will empower them, give them the chance to accumulate social and capital resources, and benefit them and the country.
Digital literacy movements require collaboration between the government, social media platforms and the public. www.shutterstock.com

Disinformation

Combating disinformation in Indonesia

Collaborations between the government, communities, and social media platforms are essential to establish a successful national digital literacy movement
An exterior view of the Indonesian Constitusional Court building in Jakarta. Bagus Indahono/EPA

Election

Prabowo challenges Indonesia’s poll result at Constitutional Court but doubts its impartiality. New research confirms the court’s fairness

Providing the first empirical analysis of the court's performance in high-profile cases between 2004 and 2016, our research indicates that its independence from the government remains intact.
Indonesian Muslims hold candles during a memorial service on the first anniversary of suicide bombing attacks at Santa Maria Catholic Church in Surabaya, East Java. Fully Handoko/EPA

Intolerance

Understanding intolerance with a better research method

It is important to understand the issues of intolerance through statistics. But it is crucial to dig deeper to understand why a person becomes intolerant.
Protesters clash with police outside the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) building in Jakarta following the announcement of the Indonesian presidential election result on 22 May 2019. Adi Weda/EPA

Social media

More responsive journalism – not social media ban – is needed to fight disinformation in Indonesia

Post-election riots in Jakarta prompted Indonesia to limit social media access. But this also hampers verified information from credible media reaching the public.
World premiere of Godzilla: King of the Monsters at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, on May 18 2019. Sheri Determan/WENN.com

Godzilla

Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Godzilla and its evolving environmental messages

Godzilla might be radioactive and toxic but he's also a 'green' monster. As the latest 'King of the Monsters' film rampages across our screens, it's time to investigate his ecological credentials.
Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (central) greets supporters after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 April 2019. Bagus Indahono/EPA

Election

Indonesia’s presidential election dispute: Prabowo’s plan to challenge election result may be in vain

Indonesia's General Election Commission (KPU) has announced incumbent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's victory in 2019 presidential election. His opponent Prabowo Subianto, plans to challenge the result. Here's why it will likely end up in vain.

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