Duncan Graham

Duncan Graham has a Walkley Award, two Human Rights Commission awards and other prizes for his radio, TV and print journalism in Australia. He now lives in Indonesia.
The boats have (almost) stopped; but Indonesia’s people smugglers are thriving?

The boats have (almost) stopped; but Indonesia’s people smugglers are thriving?

From 300 boat arrivals in 2013 to four last year, the boats have (almost) been stopped. Yet the business of ...
Future made in Australia? China and Indonesia are listening, nickel and dime

Future made in Australia? China and Indonesia are listening, nickel and dime

As Anthony Albanese unfurled his Future Made in Australia Act, Joko Widodo was hosting Chinese Foreign Minister ...
Australia’s Border Farce. Stops a boat, ignores the planeloads, targets the 0.05%

Australia’s Border Farce. Stops a boat, ignores the planeloads, targets the 0.05%

Last week, Australian Border Force deployed one hundred officers to detain a dozen asylum seekers on the Kimberley ...
Foreign bribery law amendments – big stick or wet lettuce leaf?

Foreign bribery law amendments – big stick or wet lettuce leaf?

Seven years in the making, Parliament recently passed amendments to the Criminal Code Act that cover foreign ...
Richard Marles’ Indonesia trip – trust us, we’re from the Land Down Under and mean you no harm

Richard Marles’ Indonesia trip – trust us, we’re from the Land Down Under and mean you no harm

Despite Australia's much-touted border force efficiency and our 'shared collective security' cooperation with ...
Indonesia elects a new President – more of the same or back to the past?

Indonesia elects a new President – more of the same or back to the past?

Close to 60% of Indonesians voted for Prabowo Subianto as their new President. It's a surprisingly big win where ...
The year of voting fearfully. Indonesia to elect a new president

The year of voting fearfully. Indonesia to elect a new president

It's a big year for elections worldwide, with some four billion people picking leaders in the US, India and 70 ...
Sex and the sea slugs. Indonesian boat-people invasion is more about sea cucumbers

Sex and the sea slugs. Indonesian boat-people invasion is more about sea cucumbers

Australians ended 2023 to shock-horror reports of "the largest cohort of foreign fishers to be detained in over a ...
Boat boy shame. Juvenile people smugglers wrongly imprisoned, finally compensated

Boat boy shame. Juvenile people smugglers wrongly imprisoned, finally compensated

The Federal Court in Canberra today approved a settlement of $27.5 million to be paid to 220 Indonesian men who ...
Nowhere to go. Refugees stranded in Indonesia while the world looks away.

Nowhere to go. Refugees stranded in Indonesia while the world looks away.

The Bali Process was supposed to sort out the tragedy of boat people. Since then, hundreds of asylum seekers have ...
Revenge of the jungle – Indonesia’s new capital unloved and unfunded

Revenge of the jungle – Indonesia’s new capital unloved and unfunded

Indonesia’s biggest-ever civil engineering project deep in Borneo’s equatorial jungle is under threat. So is ...
The Moore Report on South East Asian trade unlikely to lead to more trade

The Moore Report on South East Asian trade unlikely to lead to more trade

Indonesia is the biggest economy in the South East Asian region, and our closest neighbour. It's the tenth largest ...

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