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Indonesia-Australia Trade

Major homework for Indonesia and Australia to implement IA-CEPA

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s visit to Canberra marked a new milestone in Australia-Indonesia’s relations.  Not only did he address Australia’s parliament on Monday, Jokowi also launched a plan of actions for Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), which finally has been ratified by Indonesia’s parliament last week.  This visit also commemorates the 70th years of Australia-Indonesia relations. […]

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What Indonesia expects from Australia’s new Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Australia’s new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, will visit Indonesia on Friday on his first overseas trip just a week after being sworn in. During the visit, Morrison is scheduled to meet President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to announce a free trade agreement and discuss security cooperation between the two countries. But, how much do Indonesians know about Morrison? How will his leadership […]

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Cabinet papers 1994-95: How a security agreement allayed Australian anxiety over Indonesia

Despite its short lifespan, the signing of the Australia-Indonesia Agreement on Maintaining Security in 1995 marked a particular milestone in the history of the two countries’ relationship. From the Indonesian perspective, the agreement was considered somewhat effective in building common interests to promote regional security and stability. Indonesia perceived the agreement as complementary to the 15 years […]