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Seeing Indonesia as a normal country: Implications for Australia

By Andrew MacIntyre, Douglas E Ramage

Indonesia has changed markedly in the recent past and has become a more democratic and pluralist country.

The report, authored by Professor Andrew MacIntyre and Dr Douglas E Ramage, urges Australia to understand the new stable landscape of Indonesia. It makes a number of specific policy recommendations including:

• a new approach to engagement with the military
• a geographic shift within the country of our development assistance programs
• a renewed and emphasis on supporting economic growth, poverty reduction and enhancing governance at the national and sub-national levels.

Indonesia in 2008 is a stable, competitive electoral democracy playing a constructive role in the regional and broader international community.

The publication was launched at Parliament House by The Hon Stephen Smith MP.