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Can Indonesia ever put an end to police violence?

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While recent high-profile cases have focused public attention on police violence, the sad reality is that repressive police actions routinely result in Indonesians losing their lives.

The end of police reform

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What do recent scandals tell us about the nature of police power, and the kinds of political contestations occurring within the police institution?

Talking Indonesia: police reform

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Could the Kanjuruhan tragedy spark lasting structural change in the Indonesian police? Dr Jemma Purdey speaks to Dr Jacqui Baker in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Decriminalising drug use would help stop corrupt police narcotics trafficking

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Indonesia's harsh criminal approach to personal drug use only benefits major dealers and corrupt officials.

Talking Indonesia: the Kanjuruhan football disaster

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Why would police use tear gas in a sold-out stadium, and what accountability is likely after the death of so many fans? Dr Dave McRae speaks to Usman Hamid and Yogi Setya Permana in the wake of the Kanjuruhan tragedy.

The toxic masculinity of Indonesia’s police was on full display in Malang

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Australia should reflect on its role in financing and militarising Indonesia's police force.

The disposable lives of Indonesian football fans

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The tragedy in Malang was entirely avoidable. Sadly, those culpable will likely escape without appropriate punishment.

Can Albanese rebuild relations with Indonesia?

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If the new Australian government is to establish trustworthy relations with Indonesia, more understanding and engagement will be key.

Talking Indonesia: Aceh's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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New Talking Indonesia host Dr Jacqui Baker chats to Dr Jess Melvin and Dr Annie Pohlman about the soon-to-be released report of the Aceh Truth and Reconciliation Commission. What impact will the report have on Acehnese politics and society, and Indonesia more broadly?

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