Australia-Indonesia - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Australia-Indonesia


Plans to develop 2002 Bali bombing site anger Australia

Apr 27, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Developers were granted permission to build on the site of the destroyed Sari Club in December last year

IN MEMORY. A foreign tourist looks at the name of victims on a monument for the Bali bombing at Kuta near Denpasar, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March 23, 2017. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka / AFP

'Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia 2018': Saatnya merayakan keberagaman

Jan 18, 2018 - 7:47 PM

'FSAI 2018' digelar mulai 25-28 Januari 2018 di 4 kota

'FSAI 2018'. Gelaran 'Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia 2018' digelar di 4 kota. foto dari screen capture akun YouTube Australian Embassy Jakarta

Terror as AirAsia flight turns back to Australia

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Air Asia says the plane suffered a 'technical issue' with Australian media reporting that the aircraft had to quickly drop from 32,000 feet (9,753 meters) to 10,000 feet 25 minutes after take-off

This photo taken on January 10, 2015 shows AirAsia passenger planes parked on the tarmac at the low-cost carrier Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) in Sepang. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Media frenzy as Australian drug trafficker Corby returns home

May 28, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The beauty school dropout hit Australian headlines when she was arrested in 2004 at Bali airport aged 27 with several kilos of hashish stashed in her surfing gear

In this file photo, convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby (C) is escorted by two policemen as she leaves a beauty salon in Denpasar on Bali island on July 2, 2008. Sonny Tumbelaka/File/AFP

Australia plays downs chance of sea patrols with Indonesia

Mar 07, 2017 - 2:47 PM

PM Turnbull: We are not going to undertake any actions which would increase tensions in the South China Sea

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (R) welcomes Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) summit in Jakarta on March 7, 2017.  Darren Whiteside/Pool/AFP

Australia-Indonesia sepakat kembali lanjutkan kerja sama pertahanan

Feb 26, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Indonesia sempat membekukan hubungan kerja sama dengan Australia dalam bidang pertahanan setelah ditemukan adanya dugaan materi pelatihan di markas Pasukan Khusus Australia yang dianggap menghina Indonesia

Presiden Jokowi dan PM Australia Malcolm Turnbull mengadakan konferensi pers bersama di Sydney, Australia, pada 26 Februari 2017. Foto dari

Indonesian president to visit Australia this weekend

Feb 23, 2017 - 4:58 PM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will visit Sydney on Saturday and Sunday February 25 and 26 for the state visit during which he will hold talks with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull the foreign ministry in Jakarta says

JOKO WIDODO. Indonesian President Joko Widodo during a ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on December 12, 2016. File photo by Money Sharma / AFP

'Lion akan tayang di ‘Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia 2017’

Jan 18, 2017 - 10:44 AM

Selain itu tahun ini akan ada bonus kompetisi film pendek

Salah satu adegan di film 'Lion' yang akan tayang di 'Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia'. Foto dari akun YouTube The Weinstein Company.

Tigerair Australia menuding Indonesia sebagai penyebab kekacauan di Bali

Jan 12, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Penerbangan Tigerair dari Australia ke Bali yang dimulai Maret 2016 terbang di bawah lisensi Virgin Australia dan menggunakan pilot perusahaan tersebut sampai Indonesia memberikan persetujuan untuk Tigerair mengoperasikannya sendiri

Mendag Tom Lembong ke Australia bahas impor sapi

Mar 15, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Dalam kunjungan ke tiga kota di negeri Kanguru itu Menteri Perdagangan Tom Lemobong akan bahas potensi perluasan kerjasama di bidang jasa bagi tenaga kerja Indonesia

Mendag Thomas Lembong memulai kunjungan kerjanya ke Australia dengan breifing delegasi di Sydney, pada 15 Maret 2016. Foto dari Kemendag

Akhirnya, Australia jadi negara bebas visa ke Indonesia

Jan 29, 2016 - 2:36 PM

Sebelumnya Australia sempat dicoret dari daftar negara baru penerima fasilitas bebas visa karena tidak bersedia memberlakukan asas resiprokal

Pantai Bugbug di Bali dikenal dengan nama Virgin Beach karena masih dianggap perawan. Foto oleh Anton Muhajir/Rappler

Duterte files COC, Poe's citizenship, Turkey vs Russia | 6PM wRap

Nov 27, 2015 - 7:14 PM

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Sejauh mana Australia terlibat dalam pembantaian massal tahun 1965?

Nov 24, 2015 - 5:10 PM

Peran Australia paling besar dalam tragedi 1965 adalah membantu propaganda militer Indonesia lewat penyiaran

TRAGEDI 1965. Suharto saat pemakaman 6 jenderal pada 2 Oktober 1965. Foto oleh Wikimedia

Indonesia in talks with Australia about island for refugees

Nov 20, 2015 - 1:24 PM

We can discuss the possibility of allocating an island for the refugees but Australia is required to entirely finance it

NO ENTRY. A detained woman and child asylum seeker from Pakistan gather at a hotel in Tasikmalaya, West Java, in February 2014, after their group who was heading for Christmas island was turned back by Australian Navy according to Indonesian authorities. File photo by AFP

Australia pushes 'urgent' trade talks with Indonesia

Nov 18, 2015 - 6:34 PM

We haven t had the engagement that we could and should as such close neighbors said Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb adding that both countries have been looking past one another for commercial opportunities

TRADE TALKS. Australian trade minister Andrew Robb delivers his speech during the opening of Indonesia Australia Business Week 2015 in Jakarta, on November 18. Photo by AFP

Australian PM eyes 'great future' with Indonesia after Abbot strained ties

Nov 12, 2015 - 8:42 PM

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hope for better relations between his country and Indonesia during his first trip to the key ally since taking power seeking to turn the page after a series of crises

BETTER TIES. Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) visit the Tanah Abang retail market in Jakarta on November 12, 2015. AFP

Menanti titik balik hubungan RI-Australia di era Malcolm Turnbull

Sep 15, 2015 - 7:14 PM

Hubungan kedua negara sempat mencapai titik terendah di era pendahulu Turnbull Tony Abbott

YANG TERBARU. Perdana Menteri Australia terbaru, Malcolm Turnbull, menggantikan Tony Abbott pada 14 September 2015. Foto oleh Sam Mooy/EPA

Australia: Ties with Indonesia back in 'good shape' after Bali 9 execution

Sep 03, 2015 - 11:20 AM

There are tensions in the relationship from time to time We are two very different countries but we are neighbors and we both realize that we need to get along says Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

TENSION. Tension between Australia and Indonesia grew after Australian drug traffickers Andrew Chan (L) and Myuran Sukumaran (R) were executed. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Indonesia raises cattle imports as beef prices soar

Aug 11, 2015 - 1:51 PM

There was a sharp increase in the cost of beef in Indonesia with prices as high as 130 000 rupiah 10 a kilogram in some areas

Indonesia has long wanted to be able to meet rising national demand for beef through domestic production. Photo by Adi Weda/EPA

Indonesia slashes cattle imports from Australia

Jul 14, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Jakarta will import 50 000 cattle in the third quarter from July to September a sharp reduction from 250 000 in the previous quarter

A file picture shows Brahman cattle bound for Indonesia held at Cedar Park, a pre-export feed lot some 100 km south of Darwin, Australia, on July 14, 2011. Indonesian Trade official announced in July 2015 that it plans to reduce imports of Australian cattle. Photo by Dave Hunt/EPA

Australia ignores Indonesia plea for answers on boat payment claim

Jun 14, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Australian PM Tony Abbott simply says his government is prepared to do what s necessary to stop people smugglers from transporting asylum seekers by boat to Australia

Indonesian police say Australia paid crew of asylum-seeker boat to turn back

Jun 10, 2015 - 7:32 PM

The captain and five boat crew told police they were each paid 5 000 by an Australian immigration official to turn back to Indonesia

THE UNWANTED. Rohingya migrants jump to collect food supplies dropped by a Thai army helicopter from a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea on May 14, 2015. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Bodies of Australians executed in Indonesia arrive home

May 02, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Reports say the bodies of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are on the flight which touched down in Sydney early Saturday and also carried their respective relatives

BALI NINE. Australian drug traffickers Andrew Chan (L) and Myuran Sukumaran (R) are seen in a holding cell in Denpasar, Bali, in 2006. File photo by AFP

Australian condemnation after Indonesia execution reports

Apr 29, 2015 - 4:23 AM

A top official from Australia s foreign ministry called the death penalty an abuse of state power after the reported execution of two Australian drug convicts in Indonesia

STILL HOPING. Letters made out of flowers reading 'Keep Hope Alive' seen at a vigil for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukamaran, the two Australians in Indonesia's death-row, in Sydney, Australia, 27 April 2015. Photo by Dan Himbrechts / Australia and New Zealand Out / EPA

US$ 500 ribu untuk ISIS Indonesia 'dikirim dari Australia'

Mar 25, 2015 - 7:16 PM

Selain aliran US 500 ribu ada bisnis bahan kimia beromset Rp 7 miliar yang diduga terkait dengan ISIS

Pendukung ISIS berkumpul di Bundaran Hotel Indonesia, Jakarta, pada 20 Juni 2014. Foto oleh akun twitter @allyn3237

Indonesia to allow more tourists to visit without a visa

Mar 17, 2015 - 1:14 PM

Australia was not included in the list of countries whose citizens will no longer require a visa

MYTHICAL BEACH. Once a year, a Bau Nyale ceremony – where locals search for sea worms – is held on Seger beach.

Australia protests Indonesia's treatment of Bali Nine pair

Mar 06, 2015 - 8:27 AM

Photographs emerged from on board the plane including a smiling police official apparently posing for a selfie with Andrew Chan

How much will Bali Nine executions affect Indonesia-Australia ties?

Mar 04, 2015 - 7:21 PM

Tensions are high on social media but will there be a real fallout if the Bali Nine pair is executed?

PROTEST. Indonesians protest in Jakarta on February 25 against Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's linking of the tsunami aid to the fate of the Bali Nine pair on death row. Photo by Gatta Dewabrata/Rappler

Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia to test new jet tracking system

Mar 01, 2015 - 11:21 AM

While the system is not a silver bullet it will help to improve current methods of tracking ahead of other solutions being developed

Young passengers take a picture of Malayisa Airline aircraft using their mobile phone at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 08 September 2014. Ahmad Yusni/EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Feb. 23, 2015

Feb 23, 2015 - 3:47 PM

Activists raise doubts over future of KPK report says Catholic rites denied for executed Brazilian model crowned Puteri Indonesia 2015 and more

BRAZILIAN CONVICT. Angelita Muxfeldt, 49, shows cousin Rodrigo Gularte's pictures during a press conference in Jakarta in February 2015. Gularte is expected to be executed this month. Photo by EPA

Australians' transfer to Indonesia execution site delayed: official

Feb 17, 2015 - 5:39 PM

In an unusual show of unity all surviving former prime ministers on Tuesday made a plea to spare the Bali Nine pair

VIGIL. Australians holding candles during a vigil for "Bali Nine" death row inmates Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan in Sydney on January 29, 2015. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Abbott warns Indonesia of tough response to executions

Feb 15, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Abbott: If these executions go ahead and I hope they don t we will certainly be finding ways to make out displeasure felt

WAITING. Australian Andrew Chan (R) and Myuran Sukumaran (L) inside a holding cell as they wait for their final appeal against their death sentence at Denpasar District Court in Bali, Indonesia, on 8 October 2010. File photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Australia PM pleads with Indonesia over death row men

Feb 14, 2015 - 2:22 PM

UPDATED My plea even at this late stage is for Indonesia to be as responsive to us as it expects other countries to be to them when they plead for the life of their citizens on death row overseas

WAITING. Australian Andrew Chan (R) and Myuran Sukumaran (L) inside a holding cell as they wait for their final appeal against their death sentence at Denpasar District Court in Bali, Indonesia, on 8 October 2010. File photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Australia pursues plea to spare drug smugglers on death row

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:56 AM

It is a long standing position of Australian governments that we oppose the death penalty and we oppose the execution of Australian nationals by another country

ON DEATH ROW. Australian drug smuggling suspects Andrew Chan (L) and Myuran Sukumaran (R) inside a holding cell waiting for their trial in Bali, Indonesia, in February 2006. File photo by EPA

Indonesia says it's safe, despite terror warnings

Jan 07, 2015 - 2:39 PM

Indonesia s intelligence chief says there were no strong indications to explain how or why Australia issued a warning

Elite Indonesian anti-terror police from Densus 88 escort four Turks arrested on arrival at Jakarta airport on September 14, 2014. Bima Sakti/AFP

After US, Australia warns of terrorist threat in Indonesia

Jan 06, 2015 - 2:48 PM

The advice says: We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia including Bali at this time due to the high threat of terrorist attack

REMEMBERING VICTIMS. Relatives of the 2002 Bali bombing victims gather in front of the 2002 Bali Bombing memorial Monument during the 12th anniversary in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, 12 October 2014. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Australia murder victim was 'Indonesian transexual sex worker' - report

Oct 07, 2014 - 9:15 AM

Police have yet to formally identify the victim but tributes are already pouring in for Mayang Prasetyo who was believed to have been murdered and mutilated

TRIBUTE PAGE. Screenshot of a Facebook community page on Mayang Prasetyo created October 7, 2014.

Indonesian president responds to WikiLeaks

Jul 31, 2014 - 8:41 PM

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says Australia s silence on a gag order on a banknote printing corruption creates suspicion around him and other officials mentioned

BILATERAL RELATIONS. Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) walks with Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as he arrives for a meeting in Batam, Indonesia, on June 4, 2014. File photo by EPA

WikiLeaks releases Australian gag order on corruption case

Jul 30, 2014 - 12:43 PM

The ban applies to a massive corruption case involving officials in Indonesia Malaysia and Vietnam

FIGHTING THE BAN. WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange calls the Australian gag order 'the worst in living memory'. File photo

Australian PM cancels Indonesia trip

May 03, 2014 - 2:51 PM

Tony Abbott cancels a fence mending trip to Indonesia reportedly over an asylum seeker turnback operation that could embarrass Jakarta

REASON UNKNOWN. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott cancels a trip to Indonesia but refuses to disclose the reasons. Media reports have it a people-smuggling vessel intercepted between the two countries was the reason. File photo by Lukas Coch/Australia and New Zealand Out/EPA

Indonesia speaks out on boatpeople amid Australia tension

Apr 21, 2014 - 3:10 PM

Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa says there must be alternative ways of stopping the flow of asylum seekers


Large cache of smuggled exotic animals seized in Surigao

Feb 19, 2014 - 6:09 PM

The cache hidden in small containers in a van was made up of wildlife from Australia Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Stopping boats is a matter of sovereignty – Australia

Jan 22, 2014 - 9:54 AM

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared Australia will pursue the crackdown on boats carrying asylum seekers into its waters

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in a file photo 7 Sept 2013. Saeed Khan/AFP

Australia vows no more intrusions in Indonesian waters

Jan 18, 2014 - 2:02 PM

Australia s new conservative government has re introduced a policy of turning back asylum seeker boats when it is safe to do so

INTRUSIONS. Agus Barnas (C), spokesman of coordinating ministry for political, legal and security affairs delivers a press conference in Jakarta on January 17, 2014. Photo by Oscar Siagian/AFP

Australian PM rounds on 'singularly unhelpful' Indonesia

Dec 15, 2013 - 4:14 PM

Abbott called on Jakarta to resume collaboration on the stream of asylum seekers transiting through the Southeast Asian nation

HAPPIER TIMES. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) talks to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (R) as Abbott arrives at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, 30 September 2013. EPA/Adi Weda

Australia's Abbott welcomes conciliatory Indonesia

Nov 27, 2013 - 7:40 AM

Abbott was responding after Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono struck a conciliatory tone late Tuesday

HAPPIER TIMES. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) talks to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (R) as Abbott arrives at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, 30 September 2013. EPA/Adi Weda

Indonesia recalling envoy to Australia over spying claims

Nov 18, 2013 - 4:53 PM

DEVELOPING: Indonesia says recalling ambassador to Australia over spying claims

Australia spied on Indonesia president – reports

Nov 18, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Documents show that Australia s electronic intelligence agency tracked Yudhoyono s activity on his mobile phone for 15 days in August 2009

SPIED ON BY AUSTRALIA? In this file photo, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono delivers the opening keynote address at the APEC CEO Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 06 October 2013. EPA/Dennis Sabangan

Australia denies rift with Indonesia

Nov 06, 2013 - 8:44 AM

Canberra s relationship with Jakarta is under pressure after reports last week that Australia s overseas diplomatic posts were involved in a vast US led surveillance network

Australia boat arrivals slow as Indonesia arrests smugglers

Oct 11, 2013 - 2:58 PM

Under Operation Sovereign Borders a sharp reduction in Australian bound asylum seeking boat interceptions looks to have occurred

STOP THE BOATS. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his policies to stop people-smuggling into Australia are working. AFP / Saeed Khan