With the Indonesian election imminent and the Narendra Modi-led Government installed in India, significant shifts in power and policy loom in the region. What does this mean for Australia? Sally Warhaft at The Wheeler Centre talks to Electionwatch specialists Tim Lindsey and Pradeep Taneja.
One candidate accuses the Australian Government of “phobia”, the other of a “lack of trust”. As Avery Poole explains, the signals for Australia-Indonesia relations are not good, regardless of who wins on 9 July.
A former special forces commander with noble lineage but a past with allegations of human rights abuses, Prabowo Subianto is reinventing himself as a champion of the people as he campaigns to be the next Indonesian President. By Helen Pausacker