Indonesia has a big role in our regional future

Australia’s hip-pocket election promises will be beside the point if our big export market in China turns down or if political or religious extremist instability breaks out to our immediate north. Such promises for tax cuts, government spending and budget surplus hinge in part on the far bigger Indonesian election that climaxes today following 100,000-strong rallies held in vast Jakarta stadiums for the rival presidential candidates – the incumbent Joko Widodo and Probowo...