Australian Business & the Indonesian Crisis

Violent crackdown on hunger strikers in Australian refugee camp

By Will Morrow, 20 January 2015

The Abbott government hailed the repression of asylum seekers by security forces on Manus Island.

Indonesian president speeds up executions of prisoners

By John Roberts, 19 January 2015

Widodo’s law-and-order campaign is an appeal to the most reactionary elements in Indonesian society.

Joko Widodo installed as Indonesian president

By John Roberts and Peter Symonds, 23 October 2014

Sections of the ruling elite backed Widodo, calculating that his image as “a man of the people” would help ram through unpopular pro-market measures.

Report exposes fraud of US aid to Haiti

By John Marion, 2 July 2013

According to a new report, USAID is funding the building of an industrial park, while providing inadequate housing for workers.