How does support for political Islam correlate with other political attitudes in Indonesia, such as support for decentralisation, choice of a political party, or anti-Chinese sentiment? What are the implications of these correlations for upcoming regional and national elections? Dr Dave McRae explores these issues with Dr Diego Fossati in the latest Talking Indonesia podcast.

Last month, a photo circulated on social media showing a very uncomfortable Papua Governor Lukas Enembe meeting with senior security officials in Jakarta. Dr Richard Chauvel unpacks the meeting and looks at the tensions between Jakarta and Papua approaching the 2018 regional head and 2019 presidential elections.

Incumbent Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and his running mate, Djarot Saiful Hidayat, have stirred controversy with the release of a pro-diversity campaign video that opponents have accused of being ‘anti-Islam’. Dr Helen Pausacker takes a close look at the video that has Ahok’s detractors so annoyed.

Presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto has raised eyebrows by declaring direct elections a Western import, writes Dave McRae

Revisit the Election Watch/ University of Melbourne School of Government expert forum reflecting on the Indonesian and Indian elections and what they mean for Australia.

The Gerindra party’s strong showing in last week’s poll was largely bankrolled by Prabowo Subianto’s family coffers. Thomas Reuter explores alternatives for funding future campaigns.

The Gerindra party’s strong showing in last week’s poll was largely bankrolled by Prabowo Subianto’s family coffers. Thomas Reuter explores alternatives for funding future campaigns. 

Last week’s parlimentary election did not boost the hopes of those seeking reform in Indonesia, argues Dirk Tomsa. This is a summary of his presentation to the University of Melbourne forum “The Indonesian Election: What Really Happened”.

For many young voters, the pemilu on April 9 was a ‘fun activity’ full of selfies and cheap coffee, writes Lily Yulianti Farid, who reports on the mood from polling stations across the country.

Indonesian voters are looking for parties that can deliver clean governance, lower corruption and address popular welfare issues, said Tim Lindsey in an interview with ABC News 24 yesterday (link is external).

Sofyan Syamsul, a photographer in South Sulawesi, shares snapshots at the #pemilu2014 polls from the city of Makassar, East Indonesia.

Helen Pausacker goes through the key facts and figures for Indonesia’s Legislative Election tomorrow.