Australia-Indonesia relations thriving, but economic ties lag behind

07 Feb 2020 By Kyle Springer

The visit of Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to Australia this week bodes well for relations with Indonesia. Indeed, relations have improved significantly since a low period in the earlier part of this decade marked by diplomatic rows over issues ranging from political gaffes to phone tapping.

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Roundtable with Ambassador Gary Quinlan AO, Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia

20 Aug 2019 By Kyle Springer

Since the Perth USAsia Centre’s inception, Indonesia has featured as a key country in our events and research. This is reflected by the fact that Ambassador Quinlan is the third of Australia’s ambassadors to Indonesia hosted by the Centre in the past five years. In the Centre’s view, the outlook on Australia-Indonesia relations has grown far more positive over that period.

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Australia Tries to Unlock the Benefits of Proximity with Indonesia

04 Oct 2017 By Kyle Springer

Indonesia and Australia find themselves locked together by geography in the midst of the most economically dynamic regions in the world. The choice is simple: work together and prosper or ignore one another and miss out on the benefits their proximity offers.

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