Australia's move follows revelations jihadists used prepaid money cards in the 2015 Paris attacks.
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.
Steven Ciobo must have exhaled when he heard his Indonesian counterpart utter the golden words: "There is no change with the schedule."
Julie Bishop has stressed Australia's opposition to the death penalty as Indonesia counts down the hours until it executes about 14 convicted drug felons.
Tensions have once again flared between Indonesia and Australia over asylum seeker policy after a boat that was pushed back from Christmas Island by the Royal Australian Navy ran out of fuel off Indonesia.
Australia will restart talks on a trade agreement with Indonesia early next year as part of a push to strengthen economic ties between the two neighbouring countries.
Indonesia is buoyed by Malcolm Turnbull's experience and the Australian government's plan to send a minister to the archipelago every month.
Indonesia appears to be moving towards an annual figure for the import of live cattle with an upbeat Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce announcing "I know the outcome but I am not going to say what it is" following a meeting in Jakarta.
Agriculture minister does a deal with an Indonesian minister famous for her policy of blowing up illegal fishing boats.
Trade Minister Andrew Robb is proceeding with a planned trip to Indonesia this weekend in an indication he is confident of retaining his ministerial position despite voting for Tony Abbott in the party room ballot this week.
Australia has a responsibility to address the humanitarian crisis in the Bay of Bengal because it is a signatory to the UN Convention on Refugees, according to the Indonesian government.