Experts gather to address the biggest election in the world

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The world’s single largest election day will take place next month, as Indonesians head to the polls. With more than 190 million eligible voters, 800,000 polling stations, 300,000 candidates and 20,000 seats, the numbers are mind-boggling. Nearly as confounding as the politics. To help navigate election complexity, pivotal think-tank Griffith Asia Institute, and key business […]

Griffith visits Parahyangan University, Indonesia

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Russell Trood and Colin Brown were invited speakers at an international conference organised by the International Relations Students Association of Parahyangan University, in Bandung, Indonesia on 8 May. The primary theme of the conference was “G-Zero : The Absence of Global Leadership”. Russell Trood’s paper addressed this theme, looking at the idea of G Zero, […]

Bali Nine: poor political leadership creates lasting bilateral problems

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Colin Brown, Griffith University Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are dead. Above all else, their deaths are a human tragedy for their families. But their executions, which took place on Tuesday night, also present major problems for the Australian and Indonesian governments. Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, clearly bears political and personal […]

The future beyond SBY

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Until recently, Australia-Indonesia relations were seen as being at historic highs under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. However, after ten years in power the Indonesian constitution prevents the man known as SBY from serving another term in the top job. Australia’s diplomatic relationship with Indonesia has gone worse following the revelations about Australian spying on the President […]

New democracy still at risk

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Indonesia is a shining light for liberal Islam but, as Colin Brown and Ross Taylor point out in an article for Weekend West Perth, has some way to go. Colin Brown is an adjunct professor at the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University and Ross Taylor is president of the WA Indonesia Institute. Read the full article (PDF 402kb)

Indonesia changed while Corby was behind bars

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Despite terrorism, drink spiking and a reversal in the moral high ground, Australians can’t resist Bali. Colin Brown, Adjunct Professor for the Griffith Asia Institute, discusses the changing relationship between Australia and Indonesia since Schapelle Corby’s imprisonment in 2004. Read the full article ‘Indonesia changed while Corby was behind bars’ in The Age (published Monday […]