Posts with tag: Human rights

Does Indonesian policy on Covid-19 vaccination discriminate against the elderly?

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The government’s Covid-19 vaccination program is initially focusing on ‘productive’ adults aged 18-59. This will put vulnerable elderly populations at risk.

Talking Indonesia: the urban poor

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What forms of activism do the urban poor engage in? How has the government responded to their activism? Dr Dave McRae chats to Dr Ian Wilson about these issues and more in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Jokowi set to win: Melbourne experts respond

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After a long, bitter, but largely uneventful campaign, it looks like President Joko Widodo will be re-elected with about 55 per cent of the vote. University of Melbourne academics offer their early thoughts on the results.

More of the same? Candidates make unconvincing commitments to human rights in first debate

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With rights on the agenda during the first debate on 17 January, expectations were high. But as Dr Ken Setiawan writes, the performance of both candidate pairs left little hope for an improvement in the human rights situation.

Both candidates land blows in first presidential debate

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President Joko Widodo and running mate Ma'ruf Amin squared off against Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno in the first of five planned presidential debates on 17 January. Dr Dave McRae was watching, and presents his five key takeaways here.

Policing religion? There’s an app for that

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The new Smart Pakem app is supposed to give the public a safe way to report "deviant" religious practices. But could it trigger persecution and conflict instead? Zainal Abidin Bagir weighs up the implications for religion and rights.

Reflections on 20 years of reform: human rights lawyer Todung Mulya Lubis

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To mark 20 years since the fall of Soeharto and the New Order regime, Indonesia at Melbourne is speaking to a range of prominent figures about their views on the reform process. Today we speak to Todung Mulya Lubis, human rights lawyer and recently appointed Indonesian Ambassador to Norway.

Talking Indonesia: 20 years after Soeharto

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What have been the key achievements of the reform movement that toppled Soeharto, what are the key obstacles to further reform, and what lies ahead for Indonesia over the next 10 years? Senior human rights activist Usman Hamid reflects on 20 years of reform with Dr Dave McRae in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Why is the Industrial Relations Court failing workers?

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Demonstrations on International Labour Day have recently featured somewhat surprising calls for the dissolution of the Industrial Relations Court. Dr Herlambang P Wiratraman looks at why the court - originally intended to provide greater protection for workers' rights - has failed to live up to its promise.

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