Sixty-five thousand Indonesians living in Australia have had to make an important choice: Joko Widodo or Prabowo Subianto.
They cast their votes at the weekend (April 13) at the embassy in Canberra, and in capital city consulates around Australia - ahead of tomorrow's (April 17's) Indonesian General Election.
For the first time in Indonesia's history, the president, vice president and members of the local and national legislatures, will be elected on the same day. And with more than 190 million people registered to vote, that will make it the biggest democratic, single-day election, in the world.
To help explain the key issues at stake, the Southeast Asia Centre and the Australian-Indonesian Youth Association, held a pre-election panel discussion in Sydney - called "The State of Indonesia".
Indonesian concerns range from the perceived lack of action on social issues by current President Joko Widodo - more popularly known as Jokowi - to alleged human-rights violations by former general Prabowo Subianto.
As a result, many voters are either conflicted... or disinterested.
University students Harits and Ima went to the panel discussion to catch-up on the politics of home, before casting their votes. While Harits eventually made up his mind, Ima and her family opted for a "golongan putih" or “golput” – which is a null vote.
Panellist, Dr Intan Paramaditha of Macquarie University, told the audience that non-voters represent a small, but loud group.
"It's important for them to express their political stance publicly and through social media as a form of protest, because they’re disillusioned by Jokowi," she said.
"They think that Jokowi doesn’t protect minority rights and has no commitment [to] supporting human rights or feminist issues.”
Audience member Alfred Pek, who's a freelance film producer, said that prior to gaining Australian citizenship, his family had also voted golput.
“As a Chinese Indonesian, I don’t think [my mother] ever had a trust in the government in that sense,” he said. “Her personal life is complex as it is, so she doesn't want to meddle.
“[My family] never really care, because they were never a part of the conversation.”
Mr Pek grew up in both Indonesia and Australia. In Indonesia, he was teased for being part Chinese but found his Muslim identity mattered more to others, than his race.
“Even within the same ethnicity, if you’re [of] a different religion, for some reason Indonesians are sensitive about it."
Another panellist, Dr Jeffrey Neilson of the University of Sydney, noted that Indonesia's middle-class youth is increasingly concerned with social issues and conservation.
“[But] there’s very little [in candidate's policies] that supports environmental issues, except for simple lines like: reduce transport emissions or forest fires," he said. “No talk of plastic pollution... or even climate change.”
And it's not just the environment being largely ignored.
UNSW health researcher Antoni Tsaputra was concerned about the lack of attention for disability issues.
"I thought that [for Jokowi] disability inclusion would be the first point in human involvement. But I cannot really see [it] getting mentioned.” - Nadya Labiba