May 13, 2011
Abdul Khalik, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 05/12/2011 10:04 AM | World
Australia has announced it will provide an estimated Rp 5.15 trillion (US$602.55 million) in development assistance to Indonesia this year, an increase of more than $100 million compared to last year.
Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Greg Moriarty said Australia’s aid program would focus on alleviating poverty through social protection programs, supporting governance reforms and improving the poor’s access to health, education, transportation, clean water and sanitation. Read the rest of this entry »
March 25, 2008
Once again a clown called Joe Collins dances in a disgusting manner. In order to get public attention he tries to disturb Indonesia-Australia relation by calling on the Australian Defence Minister, Joel Fitzgibbon to raise the human rights situation in Papua. In contrast to Joe, the peaceful message from Pope Benedict XVI, in Easter message, didn’t mention about situation in Papua. Pope Benedict XVI prayed for peace in troubled parts of the world, singling out Darfur in Sudan and Somalia, “the tormented Middle East, especially the Holy Land, Iraq, Lebanon.”He also mentioned Tibet, a sensitive issue for the Vatican, which is working to improve ties with China, amid unconfirmed reports of direct talks here last week between Chinese and Vatican officials. Read the rest of this entry »