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Talking Indonesia: progressive politics

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What does it mean to be "progressive" in an Indonesian context? What does the experience of PSI in 2019 reveal about support for progressive politics in the country? Dr Dave McRae chats with Dr Amalinda Savirani in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Nahdlatul Ulama’s new chair faces a difficult choice: political neutrality or patronage

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What will the election of Yahya Cholil Staquf as the new leader of Nahdlatul Ulama mean for Indonesia's largest Islamic organisation, and politics more broadly?

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!

Building back better from Covid-19 for a greying society

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Recognising that Indonesia's population is getting older, the government recently launched a national ageing strategy. The challenge will now be making sure its plans are actually implemented.

Nahdlatul Ulama leadership race vulnerable to political intervention

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As the race for Nahdlatul Ulama's next leader heats up, there are already indications that competition between the two leading contenders is becoming increasingly politicised.

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: the road to 2024

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Who are some of the likely candidates to emerge in the next race for president in 2024? What issues are expected to dominate campaigning? Dr Jemma Purdey discusses these issues and more with Dr Phillips Vermonte in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Terror arrests likely motivated by political, not security, considerations

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The backgrounds of the three men arrested over alleged terrorism offences on 17 November suggest their capture may be connected to government efforts to neutralise Islamist opposition ahead of the 2024 elections.

Talking Indonesia: images and politics

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What role do images play in political life in Indonesia? How do the public consume political imagery? Dr Annisa Beta chats to Professor Karen Strassler in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

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