Indonesia will assume the Group of 20 (G-20) presidency in 2022 after a swap with India, which will chair the world’s biggest economies summit in 2023, the Indonesian foreign minister said on Sunday (Nov 22).
Fifty years ago this month, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs was born, casting aside its old moniker, External Affairs. The name changed as Australia changed. The switch from External Affairs to Foreign Affairs was a small expression of big shifts.
The goodwill pledge is set to arrest a steady decline of Canberra’s aid to Southeast Asia’s most populous country.
Indonesia’s newly appointed envoy to the United States, Muhammad Lutfi, said the two countries would stand as equals as “new old friends” Read more
Indonesia’s capital Jakarta will increase minimum wages next year for select businesses despite a government advisory to keep pay unchanged to avoid further job losses during the pandemic.
Little analytical heed has been paid to the particular effects of Indonesia’s democratic transition on its relations with Australia. Indonesia’s democratisation experience did not ameliorate old constructs and resentments, but on occasions served to exacerbate them.
Jakarta and Canberra reasserted their commitment to bolstering their bilateral partnership during the seventh Indonesia-Australia Ministerial Council Meeting on Law and Security Read more
As President Jokowi concluded his first year of term two, he finds himself having made progress on deregulation to attract foreign investment, Read more
Thousands of students and members of labor unions took to the streets again on Tuesday to continue voicing opposition to the newly Read more
After Commission I of the RI House of Representatives released the Job Creation Bill, some contents of the bill comprised several different procurements from Law Number 13 of 2013 concerning Manpower.
The highly contentious omnibus bill on job creation (RUU Cipta Kerja) has just been passed into law by the House of Representatives (DPR). In response, mass demonstrations have erupted in Jakarta and across the regions, with more than a thousand protestors arrested and hundreds wounded so far.
Police detained nearly 400 protesters on Wednesday during heated demonstrations over a controversial new jobs law.
Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto has taken a stand against the national tobacco industry by denying cigarette products from being marketed in the West Java city.
Unions are furious at what they see as a government sleight of hand and have vowed to bring hundreds of thousands of workers onto the streets. [$]
Thirty-five global investors managing $4.1 trillion in assets have warned Indonesia’s government that its job creation bill passed by parliament on Monday poses new risks.