Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd departed for Indonesia yesterday where he will be meeting with his counterpart Dr Marty Natalegawa and other senior figures to discuss shared political, security, commercial, environmental and cultural issues.

The senate standard committee on rural affairs and transport have released their report into Australia's live export markets.

The Australian Agricultural Minister has met with his Indonesian counterpart but reported little progress on resolving animal welfare issues when it comes to live export.

Federal Trade Minister Craig Emerson is visiting Jakarta this week in a bid to strengthen trade ties with the tiger economy. He will conduct wide-ranging talks with his Indonesian counterpart Dr Mari Pangestu.

This year has proved tumultuous for Indonesia, with the presidential election and Jakarta hotel bombings taking centre stage. In the aftermath, how is the Indonesian market positioned for Australian exporters? Find out some of the trade opportunities available from our northern neighbour presents