Australian Foreign Policy/ Foreign Affairs

Poor move from Australia

Did the Australian government pay heed to the idea of ignoring Indonesia after the row over ‘offensive training material’? Unfortunately not, as instead, our Defence Minister has announced an ‘investigation’ into the incident. If we are truly interested in investigating something that ‘offended’ Indonesia, a country which practices female genital mutilation, and lashes females for being… Continue reading Poor move from Australia

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Indonesia cancels its military cooperation with Australia

Earlier today, Indonesia suspended its military cooperation with Australia after a ‘training material insult’. This action came despite our nation’s sincere apologies, and that reportedly the training material which so easily insulted our northern neighbour, was not an official document. When dealing with reasonable countries, this sounds like an odd set of circumstances. But Indonesia has a proven track record… Continue reading Indonesia cancels its military cooperation with Australia

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Mass riots in Indonesia

Our so called ‘moderate’ neighbour Indonesia, has become engulfed in widespread riots, over allegations that the mayor of Jakarta breached sharia blasphemy laws. When will the time come that we call a spade a spade, and recognize this backward, Islamist degeneracy for what is is?  “Indonesia: Thousands rally against blasphemy in Jakarta”, Aljazeera, November 5 2016:… Continue reading Mass riots in Indonesia

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Indonesia is both Islamic and a democracy?

As an Australian, I often hear that Indonesia is a ‘democracy’ even by our Western standards, and therefore that subsequent criticism of Islam is unwarranted. However, in all fairness, if this fantasy were indeed true, then maybe it would lessen the negativity that some hold towards Islam. Maybe. Nonetheless, facts suggest that the case for Indonesia… Continue reading Indonesia is both Islamic and a democracy?