Michael Bachelard Tony Abbott met the new Indonesian President Joko Widodo late on Monday night and personally invited him to Brisbane to the G20 meeting next month, but received a non-committal reply.
Michael Bachelard and John Garnaut Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo sits composed on his last afternoon in the Jakarta governor's office as the noise of angry ranting drifts in from the street outside.
Heath Aston, political correspondent Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has hailed Australia's hardline asylum seeker policy as a blessing for incoming Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his nation.
Michael Bachelard, John Garnaut Australians are some of the world's great travellers, but when it comes to our near neighbour, Indonesia, we are a sadly predictable bunch.
Michael Bachelard A man found with his throat slashed, wrapped in plastic and dumped in a Bali rice field, has been named by police.
Michael Bachelard A growing number of Australian paedophiles are seeking their prey in the poverty-stricken villages and towns of their northern neighbour.
Michael Bachelard President-elect Joko Widodo is already under pressure as parties loyal to rival Prabowo Subianto vote as a bloc to control key parliamentary roles.
Michael Bachelard In a highly unusual move, the Abbott government supported a Greens Senate motion saying freedom in the sensitive province is 'tightly restricted' by the Indonesia government and expressing concern at...
Michael Bachelard The losing side in the Indonesian election has struck a pre-emptive blow at president-elect Joko Widodo by passing a law to end the direct election of local and regional leaders.
Michael Bachelard Indonesian police have stepped up patrols in public areas where westerners gather in Indonesia after the arrest over the weekend of four suspected foreign Islamic State-aligned radicals.
Michael Bachelard The families of two French journalists imprisoned indefinitely for reporting in West Papua without a visa have spoken out for the first time to beg the Indonesian government for mercy.
Three endangered Sumatran elephants have been found dead, all with their tusks removed, in Indonesia's Aceh province.
Michael Bachelard Jakarta: The day after Indonesian voters produced a tight and heavily contested presidential election result, two distinct views emerged about what would happen next.
Michael Bachelard Indonesia has reiterated that it wants “full transparency” surrounding the naming of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in relation to an Australian court case.
Michael Bachelard A man raised in a riverbank squat has been declared Indonesia's next president. Joko Widodo, the former mayor of regional city Solo, then Jakarta governor, was declared the winner of the presidential...
Michael Bachelard The high security island jail called Nusakambangan is described as Indonesia’s Alcatraz — there is no stricter prison and perhaps no more secure environment on the entire archipelago.
Michael Bachelard Australia has given away none of its ability to spy on Indonesia with the signing of a new agreement to settle the nine-month old row between the two countries
Michael Bachelard Indonesia’s next president will certainly be Joko Widodo after the country’s Constitutional Court made a “final and binding” decision that comprehensively rejected the appeal...
Michael Bachelard To the extent that anyone “wins” from a heated, emotional argument between two nations and neighbours, Australia has won the spying row.
Michael Bachelard At times, international diplomacy resembles nothing more than speed dating.