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Village head elections: from money politics to political dynasties

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A recent proposal to extend the terms of village heads is unlikely to resolve the problems with village head elections.

Is West Sumatra on the verge of an intolerance and violent extremism crisis?

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There are indications of growing intolerance and violent extremism in West Sumatra. A new law could make matters worse.

Half-hearted progress: religious freedom after the new Criminal Code

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Many media reports have been highly critical of how the new Criminal Code (KUHP) treats religious freedom. But there are some changes that should mean minorities are better protected.

The new Criminal Code: authoritarianism disguised as decolonisation

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Despite the government's claims about "decolonisation", the new Criminal Code in fact reintroduces the kinds of authoritarian provisions that were a key part of Dutch colonialism.

Indonesian courts rule to protect the work rights of people with disability

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Two recent court decisions offer some hope for people with disability wanting to secure their right to employment.

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?

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?

Jokowi's bicycle diplomacy

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When President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo invited Prime Minister Anthony Albanese for a bike ride around the Presidential Palace, many Australians were surprised. But bicycles have long been part of Jokowi's image crafting strategy.

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