Commentary | 10 October 2006

A new diplomacy over Papua

On 7 October in the Weekend Australian, Paul Kelly wrote an extensive feature article on the latest Lowy Institute Paper, Pitfalls of Papua. Calling it one of the most muscular reports published by the Institute, Paul Kelly warns that the battle of ideas over Indonesia in Australia is heavily unbalanced in favour of negative views of our largest neighbour. Much more work needs to be done by the government and others to understand the new Indonesia and what the best way forward is for Papua and the role it plays in Australia-Indonesia relations. The Weekend Australian, 7-8 October 2006, p. 18

Paul Kelly

  • Paul Kelly

On 7 October in the Weekend Australian, Paul Kelly wrote an extensive feature article on the latest Lowy Institute Paper, Pitfalls of Papua. Calling it one of the most muscular reports published by the Institute, Paul Kelly warns that the battle of ideas over Indonesia in Australia is heavily unbalanced in favour of negative views of our largest neighbour. Much more work needs to be done by the government and others to understand the new Indonesia and what the best way forward is for Papua and the role it plays in Australia-Indonesia relations. The Weekend Australian, 7-8 October 2006, p. 18

Paul Kelly

  • Paul Kelly