Indonesia's gig workers are living precariously. Can we fix the platform economy?

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The Indonesian gig economy has the potential to be a win-win for both workers and companies, but only if it's built on a foundation of fairness and dignity. Law reform, gig cooperatives and gig unions offer a path towards achieving this balance.

Jakarta’s future is hidden in its kampungs

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It took the Dutch until the twentieth century to dig a banjir (flood) canal and it is only recently that another canal was dug to allow rivers to circumvent the city on the other side. Despite this, modern Jakarta still floods. So what is the long-term solution? Whatever approach is taken, part of the solution lies with locals in the kampungs. Small changes by individuals can make a big difference.

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Talking Indonesia: refugees growing up in limbo

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The recent arrivals of boatloads of Rohingya refugees on Aceh’s shores is a stark reminder that the asylum seeker issue is not going away. With onward pathways to Australia and beyond cut off and resettlement extremely slow, will Indonesia shift its rhetoric and recognise its status as a destination, rather than a transit country for refugees? What will this mean for those stranded in Indonesia? Will they finally be permitted to integrate and make a place in society? In this week's episode Dr. Jemma Purdey chats with Antje Missbach, Professor of Sociology at Bielefeld University, Germany.

Indonesia's gig workers are living precariously. Can we fix the platform economy?

,
The Indonesian gig economy has the potential to be a win-win for both workers and companies, but only if it's built on a foundation of fairness and dignity. Law reform, gig cooperatives and gig unions offer a path towards achieving this balance.

Talking Indonesia: Indonesian language instruction

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Today's guests on Talking Indonesia, Dr Howie Manns and Dr Jessica Kruk, chat about teaching colloquial and formal Indonesian and other challenges faced by Indonesian teachers in Australia. 

Jakarta’s future is hidden in its kampungs

,
It took the Dutch until the twentieth century to dig a banjir (flood) canal and it is only recently that another canal was dug to allow rivers to circumvent the city on the other side. Despite this, modern Jakarta still floods. So what is the long-term solution? Whatever approach is taken, part of the solution lies with locals in the kampungs. Small changes by individuals can make a big difference.

Indonesia’s TNI law revision: the continued rise of military politics

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As President Joko Widodo's administration comes to an end, the government is once again considering revising the Indonesian National Military (TNI) Law. These developments have led to fresh questions about the government’s commitment to pursuing its security sector reform agenda.

Talking Indonesia: Dirty Vote

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The frenzied final weeks of campaigning leading up to the presidential election on 14 February were high octane and packed with promises, symbols, celebrity and cash. When the dance literally stopped, in the traditional cooling off period a few days ahead of the polls opening, a documentary film called Dirty Vote dropped on YouTube.

The end of KPK prosecutions? The Gazabla Saleh case

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In late May 2024, Indonesia’s Anti-corruption Commission (KPK) began prosecuting former Supreme Court Judge Gazalba Saleh in the Central Jakarta District Court. On the surface, there appeared to be nothing unusual about this case. However, the decision the three judges handed down in Saleh’s case was anything but usual. They unanimously accepted his eksepsi, holding that KPK prosecutors had no authority.
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What does Indonesia’s new capital mean for Jakarta and the ASEAN headquarters?

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Joko Widodo's plan to move Indonesia's capital from Jakarta to the new capital city of Nusantara looks set to continue. What does this mean for the future of Jakarta? The Indonesian government have insisted Jakarta will become a 'global city' but it is not clear whether the city will retain the ASEAN headquarters.

Talking Indonesia: gamelan music

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In November 2023, a unique event occured. Eight gamelan groups came together to perform at a small church in Northcote, a suburb in North Melbourne. In this episode of Talking Indonesia, Tito Ambyo chats with the people who organised this gathering: John Cheong-Holdaway, an Australian gamelan musician; Eka Poedijono, daughter of the late Pak Poedijono; and Jocelyn Tribe, a biracial artist who connected with her Indonesian ancestry later in life.

Talking Indonesia: refugees growing up in limbo

, ,
The recent arrivals of boatloads of Rohingya refugees on Aceh’s shores is a stark reminder that the asylum seeker issue is not going away. With onward pathways to Australia and beyond cut off and resettlement extremely slow, will Indonesia shift its rhetoric and recognise its status as a destination, rather than a transit country for refugees? What will this mean for those stranded in Indonesia? Will they finally be permitted to integrate and make a place in society? In this week's episode Dr. Jemma Purdey chats with Antje Missbach, Professor of Sociology at Bielefeld University, Germany.

Indonesia's gig workers are living precariously. Can we fix the platform economy?

,
The Indonesian gig economy has the potential to be a win-win for both workers and companies, but only if it's built on a foundation of fairness and dignity. Law reform, gig cooperatives and gig unions offer a path towards achieving this balance.

Talking Indonesia: Indonesian language instruction

,
Today's guests on Talking Indonesia, Dr Howie Manns and Dr Jessica Kruk, chat about teaching colloquial and formal Indonesian and other challenges faced by Indonesian teachers in Australia. 

Jakarta’s future is hidden in its kampungs

,
It took the Dutch until the twentieth century to dig a banjir (flood) canal and it is only recently that another canal was dug to allow rivers to circumvent the city on the other side. Despite this, modern Jakarta still floods. So what is the long-term solution? Whatever approach is taken, part of the solution lies with locals in the kampungs. Small changes by individuals can make a big difference.

Indonesia’s TNI law revision: the continued rise of military politics

,
As President Joko Widodo's administration comes to an end, the government is once again considering revising the Indonesian National Military (TNI) Law. These developments have led to fresh questions about the government’s commitment to pursuing its security sector reform agenda.

Talking Indonesia: Dirty Vote

,
The frenzied final weeks of campaigning leading up to the presidential election on 14 February were high octane and packed with promises, symbols, celebrity and cash. When the dance literally stopped, in the traditional cooling off period a few days ahead of the polls opening, a documentary film called Dirty Vote dropped on YouTube.

The end of KPK prosecutions? The Gazabla Saleh case

,
In late May 2024, Indonesia’s Anti-corruption Commission (KPK) began prosecuting former Supreme Court Judge Gazalba Saleh in the Central Jakarta District Court. On the surface, there appeared to be nothing unusual about this case. However, the decision the three judges handed down in Saleh’s case was anything but usual. They unanimously accepted his eksepsi, holding that KPK prosecutors had no authority.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ASEAN_HQ_1.jpg

What does Indonesia’s new capital mean for Jakarta and the ASEAN headquarters?

,
Joko Widodo's plan to move Indonesia's capital from Jakarta to the new capital city of Nusantara looks set to continue. What does this mean for the future of Jakarta? The Indonesian government have insisted Jakarta will become a 'global city' but it is not clear whether the city will retain the ASEAN headquarters.

Talking Indonesia: gamelan music

,
In November 2023, a unique event occured. Eight gamelan groups came together to perform at a small church in Northcote, a suburb in North Melbourne. In this episode of Talking Indonesia, Tito Ambyo chats with the people who organised this gathering: John Cheong-Holdaway, an Australian gamelan musician; Eka Poedijono, daughter of the late Pak Poedijono; and Jocelyn Tribe, a biracial artist who connected with her Indonesian ancestry later in life.

TALKING INDONESIA PODCASTSee all


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