Kate Walton is a Jakarta-based activist and writer, originally from Canberra. She has a Bachelor of Asian Studies (Honours) from the Australian National University, and a Master of Human Rights from Curtin University.
In Java, the water is running out
Drought, pollution, and poor resource management threaten Indonesia's most populous island with total water scarcity.
Indonesia should put more energy into renewable power
Blackouts and chronic air pollution in a nation with abundant sources of clean energy makes no economic sense.
Jakarta’s air quality kills its residents – and it’s getting worse
Choked up citizens have had enough and are taking the government to court over Jakarta’s chronic smog.
Indonesia: a concrete block and a hard case
A unique protest has still failed to cement support for Indonesian farmers.
Borneo oil spill costs Indonesia’s poor
Marine pollution and its impact on ocean life represents a major threat to coastal communities.
Sensitivity as Indonesia grapples with a measles outbreak in Papua
An epidemic might be the focus but illustrates a long-term problem across eastern Indonesia.