Feb 04, 2023 Last Updated 3:56 AM, Jan 31, 2023

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Climate justice

Climate change is compounding the environmental and social justice problems confronted by marginalised communities: a multi-faceted movement is needed in response

In search of sustainable farming

Bali-based NGOs are an important part of Indonesia’s growing sustainable agriculture movement

Prosperity denied

Mining is booming in East Nusa Tenggara, but where is the wealth going?

Sympathy for the Devil

Pining for the certainty of the Suharto era

Eager to work

The value of children’s paid work on Lombok’s tobacco plantations presents a challenge to emotive arguments for the wholesale banning of child labour

Supporting mothers-to-be

Community facilitators improve maternal and child health in Lombok

Not just a piece of paper

The state’s requirements for marriage registration disadvantage poor rural women

Decorated for success

Photo essay: Competition leads to artistry and danger on the streets of Kupang

A problematic division

Managing the border between West and East Timor has been an ongoing challenge

Second-class citizens?

Poverty and mobility mark the neglected east

Trouble in Paradise

A land conflict on the tourist island of Gili Trawangan dates back decades

Miracle solution or imminent disaster?

Jatropha biofuel production in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara

Permeable border

Indonesian fishermen whose traditional fishing grounds are in Australian waters may have a Mabo-style claim, says CAMPBELL WATSON.

Travels in West Timor

SIMON ANDREWARTHA discovers a quiet invasion by outsiders, even in the remotest villages.

The forgotten of West Timor

Poverty, refugees, militias, and too many soldiers

Plundering the Sea

Regulating trawling companies is difficult when the navy is in business with them

Self-reliant Militias

Homegrown security forces wield great power in Lombok

Land, church and state

Forestry business packaged in ecological concerns in Flores

Ethnic stereotyping by politicians

Ethnic stereotyping by local politicians in Lombok fails to please all

A day in Flores

Teaching kids is about the little things

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