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
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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.
The national government’s inaction sits in stark contrast to sub-national governments who responded relatively quickly, initiating large-scale movement restrictions and social safety nets.
A letter from 35 investors said “While we recognise the necessity for reform… we have concerns about the negative impact of certain environmental protection measures”.
The health ministry has come under heavy criticism from volunteer groups and on social media for what they say is insufficient spending on the pandemic.
As men, especially in formal sectors, lose their jobs, many wives are going back to work, doing whatever they can do, including making cakes or selling food products online.
Critics say the sweeping measure near passage in Parliament would lead to greater deforestation and the loss of worker protections.