Indonesia and Australia have many issues to work on

Indonesia and Australia are neighbors and since the E.Timor incident a few years ago, have started to work together again. Among the issues at hand are the Bali Nine, Schapelle Corby, the Papuan asylum seekers and counter terrorism.

Australian foreign minister Alexander Downer will be a keynote speaker at a counter-terrorism conference in Jakarta. The above issues will be discussed, with AFP (Australian Federal Police head honcho, Mick Keelty in attendance. The 43 Papuan asylum seekers claim there have been human rights abuses in Papua, relating to their independent movement, what’s new. Indonesia has welcomed the visit of an Australian monitoring group to Papua would be welcome.