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2024 election shaping up as a four-horse race, as elite manoeuvring intensifies

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The 2024 presidential race is already heating up. Who are the main contenders, and which party coalitions might back them?

Citayam Fashion Week: the class divide and the city

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The Citayam Fashion Week phenomenon has exposed some of the deep class problems confronting Jakarta and the people who live in it.

How can Australia make sure its economic partnership with Indonesia works – for both countries?

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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's visit to Indonesia was a good sign for the implementation of Australia's free trade agreement with Indonesia. But there is still a lot of work to do.

How will Indonesia deal with Russia and Ukraine at the G20?

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How will Indonesia's pragmatic and somewhat ambivalent approach to the war in Ukraine be viewed when Indonesia is in the global spotlight at the G20 summit?

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.

Indonesia takes an impressive step toward cervical cancer control

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The health minister has announced that a pilot human papillomavirus vaccination program for early adolescent girls will be available nationally from 2023 onwards.

Indonesia finally has a law to protect victims of sexual violence. But the struggle is not over yet.

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After more than a decade of advocacy, Indonesia now has a new law on sexual violence, establishing a much-needed legal framework to strengthen the rights of victims.

Indonesian oligarchs are defending their wealth at the cost of democracy

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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has finally acted to quash efforts to extend his time in office beyond his constitutionally mandated two-term limit. But there is no guarantee that the oligarchs who want him to stay in power will listen.

Another Marriage Law controversy: is reform overdue?

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The recent marriage of one of President Joko Widodo’s female special staffers, a Muslim, to her Catholic boyfriend has prompted new debate on Indonesia's 50-year-old Marriage Law.

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