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Talking Indonesia: private sector innovation

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What spurs private sector companies to innovate in ways that cater to lower-income customers? How have governments responded to such innovation? Dr Dave McRae chats with Professor Michiko Iizuka in a special Policy in Focus episode of Talking Indonesia.

Best of 2021

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Indonesia at Melbourne will be taking a short break over the New Year period. Here we present the articles and episodes that attracted your attention in 2021. We look forward to seeing you again in mid-January 2022!

Women have been hit harder by the pandemic. As Indonesia assumes leadership of the G20, it has a chance to do something about the problem.

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If Indonesia is going to lead global economic recovery from Covid-19, recovery plans must address gender inequality.  

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19, economic recovery and the knowledge economy

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What will Indonesia's recovery from the economic impacts of Covid-19 look like? What are the prospects for a transition to a knowledge-based economy post-pandemic? Dr Dave McRae chats to Professor Arief Anshory Yusuf in a special Policy in Focus episode of Talking Indonesia.

Can the omnibus law do what its drafters claim, and bring investment and jobs to Indonesia?

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Even from an investment perspective, the controversial omnibus law looks set to underdeliver, writes Ahmad Syarif Syechbubakr.

Budget politics in Indonesia’s Covid-19 response

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Repeated amendments, growing tensions between the centre and the regions and a lack of public consultation appear to be part of the ‘new normal’ for Indonesia’s budget in 2020. But is there a better way? Akhmad Misbakhul Hasan dives into the politics of economic recovery from the pandemic.

The IA-CEPA, ‘public morals’, and dispute settlement

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The free trade agreement between Australia and Indonesia comes into force today. Kate Thresher examines the agreement, and concerns that investors' interests could come into conflict with interpretations of 'public morals' in Indonesia.

Freelancers forgotten amid the Covid-19 pandemic

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Freelance workers in the creative industry are already vulnerable to exploitation. Fathimah Fildzah Izzati writes that many are suffering because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the government has shown little interest in helping them.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and the economy

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What can Indonesia do to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 while also minimising the damage to the economy? Dr Charlotte Setijadi discusses this and more with Dr Puspa Delima Amri in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

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