Indonesia is bigger than Australia, in public-private partnerships (PPP) terms, but in absolute GDP terms, it is forecast to be bigger than Australia. Asia-Pacific Journalism profiles New Zealand trade with Jakarta.
Special Report – By Johan Chang
A recent seminar on human rights issues in West Papua has focused questions about New Zealand’s priority on trade relations over press freedom and rights violations.
Hosted by the law faculty of the University Auckland, the seminar featured the first West Papuan journalist to visit New Zealand, Victor Mambor, and Paula Makabory, a Melbourne-based West Papuan human rights activist.
With a history marked by human rights abuse, Indonesia has been identified by the New Zealand government as the next superpower in the South-East Asia region, according to Catherine Delahunty, a Green Party MP.
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