Australia Bolsters Indonesia's Justice System

The Australian government has forged a new, five-year partnership with Indonesia to improve the transparency and accessibility of the latter’s legal system.

Australia will provide 50 million Australian dollars (USD49 million) to help provide legal aid and fee waivers to poor Indonesians and improve the technical knowledge and training of corruption prosecutors.

It will also donate 500,000 Australian dollars over two years to the Institute for Peace and Democracy, a nonprofit Indonesian organization. The funds will be used to help the institute support the Bali Democracy Forum and promote peace and democracy in Indonesia. Australia will send a volunteer to assist the institute in creating an e-publications program and run related web operations.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.