What more could Indonesia be doing to mitigate the risk and impact of major natural disasters? In Talking Indonesia this week, Dr Dave McRae speaks to disaster management experts Professor Kuntoro Mangkusubroto and Dr Rahmawati Husein.

Indonesia has been widely criticised for its decision to limit the involvement of foreign aid personnel in the response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi. Ashlee Betteridge writes that Indonesia is doing the right thing by restricting access.

It is more than a week since Central Sulawesi was struck by an earthquake and tsunami that has already claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people. We spoke to local resident Adriany Badrah about the recovery effort and how local people are coping.