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Australia Finally Apologizes over Defence Fracas

Australia’s Army Chief Lieutenant General Angus Campbell apologised for “sensitive and painful” teaching materials at an Australian military base, promised strict...

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Tigerair Pulls Out Bali Service Permanently Over Regulatory Issues

It’s official: Tigerair will no longer fly Australians to Bali. Less than a year after its inaugural flight, Virgin Australia’s budget airline pulls out of Bali...

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Bali Civil Aviation Authority Suspends Tiger Airways Australia Flights

Bali Civil Aviation Authority representatives announced the suspension of Tiger Airways Australia earlier yesterday, January 11, for violating aviation regulations set...

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Indonesia Cuts All Military Cooperation with Australia

Indonesia was reportedly upset over insulting training material presented at an Australian Special Forces base. The country has now demanded an immediate suspension of...

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Indonesia, Australia to Work Together on Improving Agriculture, Climate Change

Australia and Indonesia are committed to strengthening their ties to include better trade and reduction of carbon emissions.

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Is Jokowi Considering A Change to Indonesia’s Death Penalty?

The president claims to be “very open to options” when discussing the possibility of Indonesia abolishing the death penalty. Ahead of his delayed visit to Australia,...

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visits Jakarta for the first time. He was welcomed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the State Palace for a bilateral meeting, and accompanied the President to Tanah Abang Market for a "blusukan".

President to Reschedule Australia Visit After Jakarta Riots

President Joko Widodo will have to reschedule his visit to Australia after the anti-Ahok rally, but insists that the situation in the capital city is under control. On...

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Australians and New Zealanders Gathered in Indonesia for Anzac Day

On Monday, Australians and New Zealanders gathered in Jakarta, and all over Indonesia, for Anzac Day to commemorate those who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and...

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Indonesia Grants Visa-Free Entry for Australian Tourists

The Indonesian government has officially granted free entry to Australian tourists, bringing a total of 169 countries to the visa-free list. The new rule, which came...

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Murder by Death

Australian indignation against the death penalty was never going to save a couple of drug traffickers from the firing squad in Indonesia — and that was entirely the...

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Bandung’s Asian-African Conference Approaches, as More Drug Traffickers Face the Firing Squad

Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan of the Bali Nine are still scheduled to be executed, even though legal appeals have postponed the executions indefinitely. Amidst...

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The Kangaroo & the Komodo

“Australians remain wary of Indonesia,” declared a headline on the eve of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s recent meeting with President Susilo Bambang...

25 Years of Flawless Blues and Roots Music

25 Years of Flawless Blues and Roots Music

What does one look for in a music festival? Of course, there are many different types depending on the kind of music you’re after, but usually we have our ears set to...

Dewi: A Success Story

Dewi is a bright, young 19-year-old and has a real spark about her. She was so excited to tell me her story because when she started her first job, straight out of...