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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

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

Sep 12, 2017

The Floating School

Despite its recent start, the Floating School already has 83 students. (Rahmat Hidayat)

A mobile school in South Sulawesi offers new horizons to young islanders

By RAHMAT HIDAYAT

Sep 07, 2017

Gambling with truth

Two Acehnese young women hold up colourful protest signs demanding justice for past human rights violations.

Aceh’s Commission for Truth and Reconciliation has an important, though delicate, mission...

By LIA KENT AND RIZKI AMALIA AFFIAT

Aug 30, 2017

Encountering Indonesia at AsiaTOPA (Part 2)

Jaman Belulang by Teater Satu (Sandra Thibodeaux)

Reflections on contemporary Indonesia and Australia-Indonesia relations at the AsiaTOPA festival

By BARBARA HATLEY

Aug 03, 2017

Encountering Indonesia at AsiaTOPA 2017 (Part 1)

Garin Nugroho's 'Satan Jawa' drew a standing ovation at AsiaTOPA 2017. (Garin Nugroho)

Indonesian performances at the AsiaTOPA festival opened up ‘creative conversations’ between Australians...

By BARBARA HATLEY

Jul 29, 2017

Fighting apathy, seeking engagement

Students travelling by ojek to their KKN destination. (Sarah Windred)

Students have mixed feelings about a mandatory community service program at Indonesian universities

By SARAH WINDRED

Jul 21, 2017

Review: Four perspectives on Hanung Bramantyo’s Kartini

Hanung Bramantyo's 'Kartini' (featuring Dian Sastrowardoyo as lead) touches on themes still relevant today. (Legacy Pictures)

Reviewing the history behind and themes in Hanung Bramantyo's Kartini

By HELEN PAUSACKER, DINA AFRIANTY, HANI YULINDRASARI AND JOOST COTE

Jul 04, 2017

HIV-positive mothers left behind

‘Staying strong for my children’: by a HIV-positive single mother of six, with one child HIV positive. (Najmah)

Married women endure the highest rate of new HIV infection in Indonesia

By NAJMAH, SHARYN DAVIES AND SARI ANDAJANI

Jul 02, 2017

Reviews: Writing Australia and Indonesia

A group of Australia Awards alumni pose for a picture at the 2014 Alumni Dinner, Indonesia.

Reviews: ‘Linking People’ and ‘Troppo’

By VIOLET RISH

This Week

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DUNCAN GRAHAM

A look at the journey and contribution of a longtime Australian teacher and researcher of Indonesian Studies

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