Different mindsets: the world does not view luxuries in the same way.
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Producers may have to look for other destinations for cattle they’d been preparing for export to Indonesia, like this herd in a Northern Territory feedlot.
There needs to be less Indonesian government involvement in the live cattle trade, as with other commodities like grains.
Indonesia has long wanted to be able to meet rising national demand for beef through domestic production.
Restriction on import quotas is part of Indonesian government’s policy to reach beef self-sufficiency.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo plans to establish a rights committee to resolve past human rights abuses.
Activists and victims of human rights abuses in Indonesia are worried that a new rights committee will not stop the culture of impunity.
Indonesia is turning to homegrown cattle for its beef needs, and cutting its Australian live imports.
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Indonesia's shock decision to cut imports of Australian beef signals two things: Indonesia's desire to focus on domestic cattle farming, and Australia's lack of alternative options for exporting its own herd.
Australia and Singapore’s new comprehensive strategic partnership is not seen as harmful for neighbouring countries such as Indonesia.
Australia and Singapore recently signed a comprehensive strategic partnership on the 50th anniversary of their relationship. How would the new partnership affect Indonesia?
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says he is working to find ‘alternate venues’ for the cattle.
The fall in prospective Australian live cattle exports to Indonesia has come as a surprise to the government and immediately prompted the question of whether tensions in the relationship are at play.
The Indonesian parliament plans to weaken the country’s anti-corruption commission, the KPK, despite strong public support for its work.
The Indonesian parliament is planning to revise the law on the country's anti-graft agency. If passed, elements of the revision could weaken the agency's power to investigate corruption.
Governments should allow flexible regulations to capture the wave of disruptive innovations.
Ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Gojek are disrupting the market for traditional transportation services in Jakarta.
Under the Coalition government, there has been little regard for asylum seekers' humanity, and no concern for establishing durable solutions to their plight.
Labor has little to gain politically from deviating from the Coalition’s harsh asylum seeker policy, and yet there is urgent need for reform.
As control over water returns to the state, the Indonesian government should carefully develop policies to manage and monitor water services.
The de-privatisation of water services in Jakarta creates new challenges for the government to ensure universal access to water.
Indonesia is forcing people with drug dependence problems to go into rehab.
Indonesia's war on drugs aims to protect the country's young generation from an alleged "national drug emergency." But the government's coercive approach is harming the people it wishes to protect.
Muslims around the world are fasting in the month of Ramadan.
Consumption increases during the month of Ramadan in countries where Muslims are the majority.
Former Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa says Australia’s turnbacks policy is “incompatible with good bilateral relations”.
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Former Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa has called out the Abbott government over its attempt to shrug off any cost to the bilateral relationship caused by the unilateral manner of its boat turnbacks.
Indonesia’s capacity to help Rohingya and other asylum seekers is finite and already stretched.
Allegations that people smugglers were paid by Australian officials to return to Indonesia should not distract from the search to find a workable solution to the region's asylum seeker problem.
Thick smoke blankets the Indonesian peatlands.
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New early-warning systems are being developed and they're warning of imminent danger.
Julie Bishop: ‘The best way for Indonesia to resolve any concerns it has about Operation Sovereign Borders is for Indonesia to enforce sovereignty over its borders’.
The government has admitted that it will do whatever it takes to keep the boats stopped and, it seems, if that takes slapping the Indonesians around a bit, it doesn’t seem too concerned. As senior Indonesian…
Tony Abbott highlighted the importance of Indonesia knowing that the Australian government is ‘absolutely resolute’ on stopping the boats.
The government goes into the parliamentary session’s final fortnight on the back foot over two highly contentious issues: its citizenship legislation and Indonesia’s demand to know whether Australia paid…
Tony Abbott wouldn’t say whether ‘by hook or by crook’ included paying thousands of dollars to turn back a recent boat bound for New Zealand.
Tony Abbott declared on Friday that Australia stopped the people smuggling boats “by hook or by crook”. What Abbott wouldn’t say is whether “by hook or by crook” included paying thousands of dollars to…
Australia’s ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson (right) returned to Indonesia this week.
In returning Paul Grigson to Jakarta so swiftly, the Australian government proved that its choice to put its relationship with Indonesia at risk for short-term political opportunism was pointless.