Dec 06, 2022 Last Updated 6:29 AM, Nov 29, 2022

Australia-Indonesia relations

Review: A narrative of denial

An indictment of Australian policy on East Timor during the Fraser years

Protests and petitions

The Australian Communist Party’s response to the anti-leftist violence in Indonesia

Footy, culture and finding community

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

Encountering Indonesia at AsiaTOPA (Part 2)

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

Encountering Indonesia at AsiaTOPA 2017 (Part 1)

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

Reviews: Writing Australia and Indonesia

Reviews: ‘Linking People’ and ‘Troppo’

Hope in the darkness

A Hazara fleeing persecution has dedicated her life in Indonesia to helping her fellow refugees in Bogor

No durable solutions

A new presidential decree delivers little for asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia

Review: Troubled transit

Asylum seekers stuck in Indonesia 

OzAsia and beyond

OzAsia festival illuminates the world of Indonesian performance and its social concerns 

If I were Australia/ Kalau aku Australia

Poems across the Indonesian-Australian divide

Accomplice to atrocity?

Australia’s role in the 1965 massacres

Finders, not keepers

Cultural institutions in Indonesia and Australia are collaborating to protect two World War II shipwrecks in the Sunda Strait

Rocking the boat

Jose da Costa and 17 others fled Indonesia-occupied East Timor on a small fishing boat and sought asylum in Australia

Press representation of the ‘Bali Nine’ in Indonesia and Australia

A survey reveals that reporting of the Australians on death row did not foster better understanding of each country’s point of view

What are your true colours?: A conversation

A brief conversation between strangers provokes thoughts on Australia–Indonesia relations Essays and Fiction is a new series of writing in Inside Indonesia that aims to give voice to more personal stories about Indonesia. We welcome submissions in the form of reflective pieces, fiction, artwork, or essays about travel and fieldwork experiences.

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