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Indonesia to send 210 tons of waste back to Australia

Jul 09, 2019 - 2:36 PM

The 8 containers seized in Surabaya city should have contained only waste paper, but authorities also find hazardous material and household trash, including plastic bottles and packaging, used diapers, electronic waste and cans

TRASH IMPORTS. An Indonesian customs officer inspects containers filled with trash originating from Australia, which should have contained only waste paper, but authorities also found hazardous material and household trash, at a port in Surabaya on July 9, 2019. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Australian DJ Adam Neat dies in accident on Bali holiday

May 06, 2019 - 10:19 AM

He had reported tried to help an injured friend

REST IN PEACE. The popular DJ dies in an accident. Photo from DJ Adam Neat's Instagram

Indonesia, Australia sign long-awaited trade deal

Mar 04, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Indonesian trade minister Enggartiasto Lukita and his Australian counterpart Simon Birmingham wrap up the multi-billion-dollar agreement in Jakarta, some 9 years after negotiations first started

TRADE DEAL. Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita (R) and his Australian couterpart Simon Birmingham (L) hold documents after signing a trade deal in Jakarta on March 4, 2019. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesia wants Australia as full ASEAN member

Mar 16, 2018 - 4:04 PM

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has earlier argued that Canberra should aim for ASEAN membership by 2024

ASEAN. In this file photo, Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a guard of honor during a ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on December 12, 2016. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

The week in photos: June 10-16, 2017

Jun 17, 2017 - 8:11 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VEGAN ZOMBIES. Protestors dressed as zombies demonstrate in front of a KFC outlet in Sydney, Australia on June 15, 2017. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Australia, Indonesia restore full military ties

Feb 26, 2017 - 12:45 PM

On his first visit as head of state to Australia Jokowi told reporters the two neighbors had also agreed to seal a major economic partnership deal

Indonesia President Joko Widodo (L) and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (R) hold a press briefing at Kirribilli House in Sydney on February 26, 2017. Peter Parks/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

Valentine's Day gets chilly reception in parts of Asia

Feb 14, 2017 - 11:59 AM

A Pakistani court has bans public celebrations of Valentine s Day in the capital Islamabad while Indonesian students plan to spurn the event

Pakistani vendors prepare heart-shaped bouquets for sale ahead of Valentine's Day along a street in Islamabad on February 13, 2017. Aamir Qureshi/AFP

Panas-dingin hubungan Indonesia-Australia

Jan 07, 2017 - 11:09 AM

Australia dikabarkan pernah menyadap komunikasi Presiden SBY

Apakah keberatan TNI terhadap materi pengajaran di Australia berlebihan?

Jan 06, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Pengajar Kopassus menemukan materi pengajaran yang menyudutkan TNI dan poster berisi tulisan Pancagila

KERJASAMA MILITER. Panglima TNI, Gatot Nurmantyo (kiri) tengah bersalaman dengan Panglima Angkatan Bersenjata Australia Marsekal Mark Binskin dalam pertemuan Komite Tingkat Tinggi (HLC) ke-3 tahun 2015 di Mabes Cilangkap, Jakarta Timur. Foto diambil dari situs TNI

Australia trying to recruit top Indonesian soldiers?

Jan 05, 2017 - 10:23 AM

UPDATED This comes after the two neighbors revealed military cooperation had been put on ice last month after teaching materials deemed offensive to Jakarta were found at an Australian army base

In this file photo, Indonesian soldiers stand in a formation during a rehearsal for their upcoming anniversary ceremony in Jakarta, October 3, 2007. Ahmad Zamroni/AFP

Mengapa Indonesia tunda kerjasama militer dengan Australia?

Jan 04, 2017 - 6:24 PM

Penghentian kerjasama militer untuk sementara waktu ini sudah berlangsung sejak pertengahan bulan Desember 2016

HENTIKAN SEMENTARA. Pemerintah Indonesia memilih menghentikan kerjasama militer untuk sementara waktu dengan Australia akibat permasalahan teknis. Foto oleh Reno Esnir/ANTARA

Indonesia suspends military cooperation with Australia

Jan 04, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Military cooperation with Australian forces has been suspended temporarily due to technical matters an official says

6.5-magnitude earthquake rattles Indonesia, northern Australia

Dec 21, 2016 - 10:13 AM

The tremor struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia US seismologists say but no tsunami warning is issued

The epicenter of the quake. Image courtesy USGS

Australia, Indonesia mull joint South China Sea patrols

Nov 01, 2016 - 7:56 AM

The possibility was raised by Jakarta during meetings between Bishop and Defense Minister Marise Payne and Indonesian officials including Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu last week

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in London on September 9, 2016. Justin Tallis/AFP

Menlu Retno: Kunci peningkatan hubungan bilateral negara, terletak pada warganya

Sep 01, 2016 - 10:49 PM

Dalam penelitian terbaru yang dikeluarkan oleh The Australia Indonesia Centre menyebut 83 persen orang Indonesia berpikiran positif terhadap Australia Sedangkan 47 persen warga Australia tidak berpikiran serupa terhadap Indonesia

MENLU RETNO. Menteri Luar Negeri Retno Marsudi (kanan) didampingi Wamenlu AM Fachir (kiri) mengikuti rapat kerja dengan Komisi I DPR di Kompleks Parlemen, Senayan, Jakarta, Rabu, 31 Agustus. Foto oleh Sigid Kurniawan/ANTARA

Indonesian farmers launch class action over oil spill

Aug 03, 2016 - 4:40 PM

The case in Sydney s Federal Court on behalf of up to 13 000 Indonesian farmers is against the firm which operated the well head platform PTTEP Australasia

SEAWEED FARMING. A Balinese man collects seaweed along Pandawa beach in Jimbaran on Bali on November 6, 2012. File photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Bali extradites man accused of sexual assault in Australia

Jul 13, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Samuel Pekka Juhani Kuuppo who could face a long jail term if found guilty of the assault is flown from Bali to the Australian city of Perth

Indonesia dan Australia sepakat bahas kerjasama ekonomi komprehensif

Mar 16, 2016 - 4:07 PM

Tim negosiasi membahas dari industri ternak sapi jasa keuangan sampai kerjasama pembangunan infrastruktur dan pendidikan

Menteri Perdagangan Thomas Trikasih Lembong dan Mendag Steve Ciobo ketika memberikan keterangan pers di Canberra, Australia pada Rabu, 16 Maret. Foto oleh Made Marthini/Kementerian Perdagangan

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

Australia: Terrorists in Indonesia in 'advanced stages of preparing attacks'

Feb 25, 2016 - 11:26 AM

UPDATED Recent indications suggest that terrorists may be in the advanced stages of preparing attacks in Indonesia

Pengamat: Asal konstitusional, pemerintah boleh sadap masyarakat untuk perangi terorisme

Jan 27, 2016 - 4:59 PM

Sebelumnya hasil investigasi ABC menyebut pemerintah Indonesia menggunakan spyware FinFisher untuk menyadap berbagai informasi dari masyarakatnya

 Foto dari Shutterstock

Pemerintah Indonesia mata-matai masyarakatnya?

Jan 26, 2016 - 9:06 PM

Investigasi ABC melaporkan bahwa pemerintah Indonesia menggunakan FinFisher piranti lunak untuk proses memata matai atau spyware

 Foto dari Shutterstock

Indonesia spies on citizens, stores info in Australia?

Jan 26, 2016 - 7:26 PM

The Indonesian government was reportedly found to be using FinFisher a spyware to gather information on some citizens

Australia, Indonesia boost anti-terror cooperation after ISIS-inspired plot foiled

Dec 21, 2015 - 12:56 PM

The agreement comes after an operation that was reportedly sparked by a tip off from the Australian Federal Police and the FBI

Indonesia arrests migrants headed for Australia

Sep 24, 2015 - 1:26 PM

Indonesian police arrest 18 migrants who were stranded in the waters off Java island after their boat ran out of fuel as they tried to reach Australia

Apa kata mantan mahasiswa Indonesia di Australia soal PM Malcolm Turnbull?

Sep 17, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Apa pendapat mereka soal sosok Turnbull dan efeknya bagi Indonesia?

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

Indonesia: Death penalty no longer a priority

Sep 09, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Does the change of priorities of the Attorney General Office mean those on death row will be spared?

Second Australian surfer dies in Indonesia in one week

Sep 03, 2015 - 4:48 PM

The death of Adam Albert Dube comes after a 54 year old Australian surfer was killed by heavy surf last week

DANGEROUS WAVES. Another Australian surfer dies during a surf trip to Indonesia's famed Mentawai Islands. Screengrab from YouTube

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

Australia should prepare for lower beef export quotas: the view from Indonesia

Jul 16, 2015 - 12:39 PM

Indonesia has long wanted to be self sufficient for beef but has repeatedly missed its targets in 2010 and in 2014

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

Abbott brushes off Indonesia people-smuggling bribery claims

Jun 16, 2015 - 9:36 AM

Australian authorities work within the law to stop asylum seeker boats Prime Minister Tony Abbott insists

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks at the Magna Carta 800th anniversary celebration at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 15 June 2015. Mick Tsikas/EPA

Australia tells Indonesia to fix its borders

Jun 15, 2015 - 11:20 AM

UPDATED Foreign Minister Julie Bishop suggests in an interview that Indonesia is to blame for failing to properly manage its borders

In this file photo, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop speaks during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, 18 October 2014. Ali Abbas/EPA

Indonesia demands answers from Australia on asylum boat 'payment'

Jun 13, 2015 - 2:30 PM

We are really concerned if it is confirmed – Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi

MIGRANTS. Ethnic Muslim Rohingya migrants, believed to have come from Myanmar and Bangladesh, on an abandoned boat drifting in the Andaman Sea on May 14, 2015. Photo by EPA.

Australian envoy's return to Indonesia shows his recall was futile

Jun 12, 2015 - 12:11 PM

Recalling Grigson was not only futile but further damaged already fragile ties with Indonesia writes Rebecca Strating

Australian PM refuses to deny people-smugglers were paid to turn back boat

Jun 12, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Indonesian authorities sare investigating allegations told to local police that the captain and crew of a boat carrying asylum seekers are each paid US 5 000 by an Australian immigration official to return to Indonesia

ABBOTT. Australian prime minister Tony Abbott speaks at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, May 25, 2015. File Photo by Lukas Coch

Australia defends Jakarta envoy's return after executions

Jun 10, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Australia s ambassador to Indonesia has resumed his post after a 6 week absence

FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (R) meets Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson in Perth, Australia, after Grigson was recalled from Jakarta over the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Photo by EPA

Indonesia believes most migrants at sea not Rohingya – Australia

May 23, 2015 - 11:48 AM

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Indonesia estimated that only 30 to 40 of the thousands still stranded at sea were Rohingya

'RESCUED.' The Myanmar navy rescue a boat loaded with 219 migrants on May 21, most of them from Bangladesh according to a government website. Malaysia and Indonesia say they would start helping thousands of Rohingya migrants on boats off their shores. Handout photo from Myanmar Information Ministry/EPA

Australia to recall ambassador over Indonesia executions – Abbott

Apr 29, 2015 - 8:01 AM

Abbott: We respect Indonesia s sovereignty but we do deplore what s been done and this cannot be simply business as usual

GRIM. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, April 28, 2015. Lukas Coch/EPA

Indonesia gears up for executions despite mounting criticism

Apr 28, 2015 - 11:42 PM

Indonesia gears up to execute 9 drug convicts – including Filipino Mary Jane Veloso – by firing squad beginning 1:00 am Wednesday April 29 midnight Indonesia time despite a firestorm of international criticism and heartrending last ditch pleas by the condemned prisoners families

WAITING. Marites Veloso (front), the sister of Filipino death-row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso, arrives at Wijayapura port, as she heads to visit Nusakambangan prison island, in Cilacap, Indonesia, 28 April 2015. Photo by Adi Weda / EPA

The wRap Indonesia: March 13, 2015

Mar 13, 2015 - 4:47 PM

Indonesia says 32 held or missing in Turkey Jakarta city countil summons governor s wife Indonesian child artist claims he was molested by Singaporean manager and more

Protesters wear a mask of Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama's face during a protest supporting him on March 2, 2015. Photo by Gatta Dewabrata/Rappler

Australia offers to pay for Bali pair's jail time if spared

Mar 12, 2015 - 10:05 AM

But the repeated calls for clemency is fraying ties between the neighbors with an Indonesian minister threatening Australia with tsunami of asylum seekers

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop speaks during a press conference. File photo by EPA

Indonesians deliver coins to Australian embassy to protest Abbott

Mar 10, 2015 - 6:05 PM

A group of about 30 students handed plastic bags of coins and bills totalling about IDR7 million

NOT QUITE A BILLION. Bags of coins totaling about IDR7 million delivered to the Australian Embassy in Jakarta on March 10, 2015. Photo by Gatta Dewabrata/Rappler

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

What do Indonesia and Australia expect and get from aid?

Feb 26, 2015 - 12:58 PM

Australian aid both as loans and grants is not independent of its political and economic interests writes Don K Marut

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

Australian PM strikes conciliatory note over Indonesia executions

Feb 26, 2015 - 8:19 AM

Tony Abbott says it was a positive sign that the conversation took place

BILATERAL TIES. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) is greeted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo shortly before a meeting at the presidential palace, in Jakarta on October 20, 2014. File photo by 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

Australia PM denies threatening Indonesia

Feb 19, 2015 - 9:44 AM

It was important that I point out the strength and the depth of the relationship and that s exactly what I was doing

NO THREATS. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was highlighting the strong ties between Indonesia and Australia. File photo by EPA

Australian PM criticized for Indonesia tsunami aid 'reminder'

Feb 18, 2015 - 5:17 PM

Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir says he hopes the prime minister s remarks did not reflect the true colors of Australians

Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi. File photo by AFP