By John Roberts, October 18, 2012
The turnout was driven by pent-up anger over low wages and the “outsourcing” of work to contract workers, now common throughout Asia.
By Alex Lantier, September 18, 2012
Protests that began one week ago at US embassies in Egypt and Libya against an anti-Islamic YouTube video are rapidly spreading throughout the Muslim world.
By John Roberts, August 18, 2012
Scandals have emerged amid the political manoeuvring for the parliamentary and presidential elections in 2014.
By Mike Head, July 4, 2012
Following President Yudhoyono’s visit to Darwin this week, Australia will boost its US-backed military arrangements with Indonesia.
By Clara Weiss, May 11, 2012
On Wednesday, a Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 on a demonstration flight crashed into the rock face of a volcano near the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.
By John Roberts, April 19, 2012
Plans to cut subsidies provoked widespread opposition and weeks of protests throughout the country.
By John Roberts, February 15, 2012
The anti-corruption court has heard evidence that senior officials of the ruling Democrat Party have been involved in pay-offs and bribes.
By Mark Church, December 29, 2011
The protesters were part of the Anti-Mining People’s Front, which opposes mineral exploration in the area being carried out by Australian Arc Exploration.
By Mike Head, November 3, 2011
Indonesia’s newly appointed energy and mineral resources minister met on Monday with the US ambassador to Indonesia, Scot Marciel, to discuss the two-month-old Freeport dispute.
By Mike Head, October 19, 2011
The indefinite shutdown came a week after para-military police, mobilised by the Indonesian government, opened fire on protesting workers, killing one striker and wounding a dozen more.
By Mike Head, October 13, 2011
Employed in the largest and most profitable gold and copper mine in the world, the strikers have demanded that their hourly wages, currently as low as $2, rise to a minimum of $17.50.
By John Roberts, September 10, 2011
The lack of agreement between Jakarta and Papuan organisations was quickly underscored by a spate of violence and protest rallies in Jayapura and other towns.