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Dull presidential election debates 'could drive voters away'

Dull presidential election debates 'could drive voters away'

The second of five scheduled Indonesian Presidential election debates was so underwhelming that more people may join the "golput" movement and abstain from voting.

  • by James Massola

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Indonesia's pulp and palm oil polluters 'owe millions' in fines
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Indonesia's pulp and palm oil polluters 'owe millions' in fines

Plantation companies who burned huge areas of land have failed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties meant to hold them accountable.

  • by Stephen Wright and Niniek Karmini
Indonesia-Australia to sign free trade agreement
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Indonesia-Australia to sign free trade agreement

Months of tensions over Australia's proposal to move its embassy to Jerusalem threatened to derail the multibillion-dollar deal. 

  • by Eryk Bagshaw and James Massola
Indonesia and Australia will sign trade deal in March, minister says
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Indonesia and Australia will sign trade deal in March, minister says

The deal, which has been years in the making, was due to be signed last year but Australia's decision to move the Israeli embassy stalled the process.

  • by Bernadette Christina Munthe
Indonesia police admit using snake to terrorise Papuan man
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Indonesia police admit using snake to terrorise Papuan man

Police justified their actions, saying the snake was not venomous and that they hadn't resorted to beating the man who was suspected of theft.

Behind the Lion Air crash
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Behind the Lion Air crash

In the brutally competitive jetliner business, upgrade decisions come coupled with worries about fuel savings and training.

  • by James Glanz and Julie Creswell
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'New Bali': AirAsia plan flights direct from Perth to Lombok
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'New Bali': AirAsia plan flights direct from Perth to Lombok

Low cost airline AirAsia wants to fly passengers direct to Lombok in an effort to get tourists back to the lesser-known island.

  • by Hamish Hastie
From Canberra to Jakarta to Bali: a stranger in a strangely unfamiliar land
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From Canberra to Jakarta to Bali: a stranger in a strangely unfamiliar land

The flight from Jakarta to Bali is a little under two hours, but the differences are huge – and perhaps even more noticeable than a visit from Australia.

  • by James Massola
'He's changed now': Ahok quietly released two years after imprisonment
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'He's changed now': Ahok quietly released two years after imprisonment

The former governor of Jakarta is expected to see his family and then meet supporters later on Thursday.

  • by James Massola & Amilia Rosa
'No advance warning': deadly landslide, flooding hits central Indonesia
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'No advance warning': deadly landslide, flooding hits central Indonesia

The dead so far includes two infants who drowned and a man who was electrocuted after the floods began late Tuesday, local time.

Ahok release a reminder of 'weaponised' blasphemy law in Indonesia
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Ahok release a reminder of 'weaponised' blasphemy law in Indonesia

The ethnically Chinese Christian former governor of Jakarta – once a rising political star – is due to be released from jail on Thursday. Indonesians want to know if he will return to politics.

  • by James Massola