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Tim Mann writes that much of the discussion of the recent aid cuts to Indonesia has overlooked their potential impact on one of the key elements in the consolidation of democracy in the country: civil society.

Despite President Joko Widodo’s recent announcements, Jakarta continues to believe that improved welfare will make calls for independence disappear, writes Dr Richard Chauvel. Photo by Benny Wenda.

Indonesia at Melbourne is a new site dedicated to analysis, research and commentary on contemporary Indonesia, supported by academics and postgraduates affiliated with the University of Melbourne.

Indonesia can easily dismiss Australia’s objections to the death penalty when it just involves Australians. But Jokowi’s policies have opened the window for a more powerful multinational response, write Dr Dave McRae and Diane Zhang.

Myuran Sukumaran​ and Andrew Chan’s deaths were pointless. Australia’s response to the executions should focus on how to prevent this happening again, writes Professor Tim Lindsey.

Dr Dave McRae speaks to RN Breakfast about the planned execution of narcotics prisoners in Indonesia and their impact on Indonesia’s relations with Australia, and the rest of the world.

President Joko Widodo could lose civil society support over his failure to defend the Corruption Eradication Commission from attacks from the police, write Professor Tim Lindsey and Associate Professor Simon Butt.

If Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are executed, writes Professor Tim Lindsey, any response should focus on the real issue in dispute between Australia and Indonesia – criminal justice. Photo by Mia Salim, DFAT.

Professor Tim Lindsey describes how Indonesia appears determined to execute drug offenders – both foreign and local – if they are caught in Indonesia but spends money to help Indonesian drug offenders avoid execution when they are caught overseas.

Professor Tim Lindsey and Associate Professor Simon Butt comment on the Bali Nine executions and the effect that politics is having on the prisoners’ appeals. Photo by Dave McRae.

Following President Joko Widodo’s recent decision to deny clemency to Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, Professor Tim Lindsey speaks to the Leigh Sales, from the ABC, about the remaining legal options for the Bali Nine members.

Professor Tim Lindsey speaks to the ABC’s Beverley O’Connor about the significance of last year’s elections and the obstacles President Joko Widodo is likely to face as he seeks to implement his reform program.

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