Jewel Topsfield

Jewel Topsfield is Fairfax's Indonesia correspondent. She is an award-winning journalist who has been with Fairfax Media for 10 years. Most recently, she was education editor at The Age for five years. Prior to that she was the launch deputy editor of the National Times, Fairfax’s online opinion site. She also spent three years in the Canberra Press Gallery covering immigration, education, the environment and water.

Murdah has changed his mind about raising cattle in Indonesia

Tree eating cows could help feed Indonesia

For years Murdah had no desire to own a cow. His father-in-law owned them and they stank. "Back then they kept them next to the house," says Murdah, a motorcycle taxi driver from the village of Genggelang in North Lombok. "You couldn't even have visitors because of the smell. It was not healthy, my family got sick, the cows died and for what?"

The Maryvale Paper Mill in Victoria, Australia.

Indonesia warns A4 paper tariff is 'unfair'

Indonesia has lashed out at Australia's "unfair" decision to impose a tariff on cheap paper from Indonesia, warning it will affect free-trade talks between the two countries

Trade and Tourism Minister Steven Ciobo visits a Coca Cola Amatil facility in Cibitung, Indonesia on Wednesday.

Ciobo rejects assertions the TPP has collapsed

Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo has rejected assertions that the Trans-Pacific Partnership has collapsed, saying the incoming Trump administration needed more time to consider the pros and cons of the giant regional trade deal.