Feb 24, 2018 Last Updated 11:17 PM, Feb 21, 2018

Edition 130: Mining

Mining law changes in decentralising Indonesia raises new challenges and opportunities for local communities

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Oct 19, 2017

Mining – who benefits?

Two carts rest on a mining site path. The photo is taken at an angle where the path appears to be going down from left to right.

Mining law changes in decentralising Indonesia raises new challenges and opportunities for local communities

By KATHRYN ROBINSON AND MARIBETH ERB

Oct 19, 2017

The life and death of Indonesia’s mineral export ban

President Joko Widodo speaks at a podium, with a red banner as a backdrop.

The Jokowi government’s policy shift contributes to pervasive regulatory ambiguity in Indonesia’s mining sector

By EVE WARBURTON

Oct 19, 2017

Stories from Sulawesi

An elderly woman stands in a grass field in a rural dwelling, looking to the side.

The 2009 mining law and the community benefit in Sulawesi

By KATHRYN ROBINSON

Oct 19, 2017

Resource nationalism as imperialism

A worker at a mining site points to the low-hanging clouds.

Foreign investment in large-scale mining has encountered serious obstacles

By ARIANTO SANGADJI

Oct 19, 2017

Has resource extraction reduced poverty? 

A child worker pushes a wheelbarrow of harvest along in an oil palm plantation.

The benefits of more concentrated natural resources are less likely to be spread

By RYAN EDWARDS

Oct 19, 2017

Mining and equitable development

A car drives along a concrete road among tall crop fields.

Mining dominates East Luwu GDP but development of agriculture underpins equitable development

By SULVIYANI SUARDI

Oct 19, 2017

Mining the land, mining people

A mining base, with a pipe running across the foreground and some wooden structures.

Irrespective of location or commodity, peasants now compete with multinational mining companies on the mineral-rich tracts of Indonesia

By KUNTALA LAHIRI-DUTT

Oct 19, 2017

Multiplier effects on the Bombana goldfields

A photo of the front of a Toyota dealership.

Benefits ripple outwards but local government struggles to regulate the process

By ANDREW MCWILLIAM

Oct 19, 2017

Small-scale mining in Central Kalimantan

A car zooms by on a road in a barren landscape.

After reformasi, Kereng Pangi, Kalimantan became the site of a gold rush

By SEMIARTO A PURWANTO

Oct 19, 2017

The extractive industries in East Nusa Tenggara

Protestors hold up signs expressing anger at mining activity and exploration.

As a number of communities in East Nusa Tenggara reject mining, tourism as a resistance strategy can be equally exploitative

By MARIBETH ERB

Oct 19, 2017

Church-based resistance to mining in Manggarai

In a forest clearing, a group of villagers surround a priest, listening to his sermon.

Resistance is a way of defending local people’s rights in dealing with mining policy

By MAX REGUS

Oct 19, 2017

Mining mercury in an Indonesian periphery

A child worker in a squatting position, burning mercury amalgam while smoking a cigarette.

Improved market chain monitoring and recognition of sociocultural dynamics are important for central mercury control

By OMAR PIDANI AND FITRILAILAH MOKUI

Oct 19, 2017

Community mining in West Timor

A group of miners stand near a community manganese mine, South Central Timor.

Small-scale manganese mining supports livelihood diversity

By HANNAH LING

Feb 13, 2018

Crossing the finish line

Wilson Tjandinegara (photo courtesy of Guoji Ribao)

Bilingual Chinese-Indonesian writer Wilson Tjandinegara built bridges within Indonesia’s literary culture

By JOSH STENBERG 2

Feb 13, 2018

A showcase of harmony

The Leyun Choir (樂韻合唱團) performs

Celebrating Indonesia’s birthday with the Mandarin choirs of Jakarta

By JOSH STENBERG

Feb 07, 2018

Review: Ending the silence

By JOOST COTE

Feb 01, 2018

Social exclusion in a state urban mega-development

Multi-generational villagers’ land and homes are being expropriated for the new capital  Credit: Alyssa Shamsa Wilbur

Indonesia’s first new city, like many others, may not be addressing the...

By SARAH MOSER & ALYSSA WILBUR

Jan 24, 2018

Sectarianism, culture and politics

Photo by VOA (Fathiyah Wardah)

An emerging conservative Muslim coalition is a force to be reckoned with...

By MARK WOODWARD

Jan 06, 2018

Review: Identity and pleasure, on screen

Source: Cinema Poetica

Identity and Pleasure: The Politics of Indonesian Screen Culture invites us to...

By FADJAR I THUFAIL

Dec 21, 2017

Essay: Masked but not hidden

Credit: Erlinawati Graham

A small museum in Java is preserving a storytelling tradition, and the...

By DUNCAN GRAHAM

Nov 13, 2017

Essay: Getting to know you through a pendopo

A look at the journey and contribution of a longtime Australian teacher...

By DUNCAN GRAHAM

Nov 02, 2017

When a history seminar becomes toxic

Attacks on a meeting of survivors of 1965 and their supporters at...

By SASKIA E WIERINGA

Oct 18, 2017

Facing history

Credit: http://www.tribunal1965.org

A witness account of the 2015 International People’s Tribunal on 1965

By ELSA CLAVE & ANDY FULLER

Oct 06, 2017

Review: The ideology of the family state

David Reeve reviews David Bourchier’s important contribution to understandings of political thinking...

By DAVID REEVE

Sep 26, 2017

Footy, culture and finding community

A group of young Australians and Indonesians in sporting gear smile around the camera.

Indonesians are bonding more deeply with Melbourne, through football and the Krakatoas

By ANDY FULLER

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