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New Free Trade Deal Will Allow Australian Universities to Set Up Campuses in Indonesia

Australian universities are expected to get the green light to start setting up campuses in Indonesia under a new free trade deal. Scott Morrison will make his first...

Sacha and Angga go to Australia

Sacha Stevenson takes her husband Angga to Australia on his birthday to watch an acclaimed Indonesian film “Setan Jawa.” Along the way, they realize how...

12-Year-Old Australian Boy Steals Family Credit Card to Fly to Bali

A 12-year-old boy stole his family’s credit card and travelled alone to Bali after a heated argument with his parents. The boy told his parents that he was going...

The History of Mapping Australia

The mapping of Australia holds a special place in the history of cartography, as both the search for the mythical Terra Australis or South Land, and the subsequent...

Third Case of Measles in Western Australia Traced Back to Bali

Both Western Australia and New South Wales have issued a health warning after a third case of measles was diagnosed and traced back to Bali. Twenty cases of measles from...

Indonesia wants Australia to be part of ASEAN

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has showed his support for Australia to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ahead of a special summit in Sydney....

Rare Seventeenth Century Map of Australia on Display for First Time

The National Library of Australia has placed on display a rare seventeenth century map of Australia, which was thought to have been lost. The unique map, one of just two...

‘Hysterical’ AirAsia Indonesia Flight Crew Caused Panic in Flight Fall

AirAsia Indonesia flight attendants on a flight from Perth to Bali on Sunday have been criticised by passengers for allegedly screaming in fear when the plane dropped...

Australians Look to Bali for Property Investment

While Bali has always been a popular holiday destination for Australian tourists, there now seems to be a growing appeal for luxury property investment. For many...

Australian Minister Praises ‘Beautiful’ Jakarta Street Food after State Lunch Treat

Jakarta Street food is obviously not the kind of meal to serve an official state guest, but it was a choice that Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita went with after he...

Rockefeller and the Demise of Ibu Pertiwi

It was towards the end of my tour at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta when, in 1969, West Papua became the twenty-sixth province of Indonesia after the so-called ‘Act...

Dogged Lies: Bali Official Denies Dog Meat Report

A recent Australian media investigation which reported Bali food vendors are serving unwitting tourists dog meat are just lies designed to smear the popular resort...

Indonesia Copy Paper

Government to Sue Australia Over Paper Export Tariff

Indonesia’s largest paper manufacturers have claimed the Anti-Dumping Import Duty is unfair, adding strain to the trade relationship.

Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Indonesia and Australian Complete 7th Economic Partnership Round

The seventh round of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA CEPA) last week saw a recommitment to cooperation between the two...