Why the outrage over Indonesia’s new job creation law? | Melbourne Asia Review

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While Indonesia’s new, so-called Job Creation Law was sold to the public as essential to boosting employment by reducing red tape, it has sparked continued outrage among workers, trade unionists, environmentalists and religious organisations. What are the concerns over how this omnibus law was passed, and who are the real winners and losers? Indonesia observers Prof Tim Lindsey and Dr Ian Wilson scrutinize this hallmark legislation with presenter Ali Moore.

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Main image (L-R): Dr Ian Wilson and Professor Tim Lindsey. Listing image: A protest in Jakarta against the Omnibus Law, October 2020. Credit: Germartin1/WikiCommons.