In the news
- President Jokowi talked up Indonesia’s economy at the G20, before arriving back in Jakarta to announce an increase in petrol and diesel prices.
- Experts say reducing fuel subsidies is macroeconomic no-brainer, but it causes short term pain to those on low incomes.
- Following the appointment of reformists to key oil and gas regulators, Jokowi’s choice of a party politician as his new Attorney-General is being slammed by activists.
- The long-delayed inauguration of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama as Jakarta’s new governor hailed as a breakthrough for Chinese-Indonesians in public life.
- AIYA’s Rachelle Cole and Arjuna Dibley say there’s more to people-to-people relations than promoting tourism, after Indonesia scraps visa requirements for Australians.
On the AIYA blog
- AIYA bloggers on how Australians rationalise not learning foreign languages, and what the president’s ‘mental revolution’ might mean.