Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, on a three-day visit to Indonesia, has faced constant questioning and criticism about Australia's refugee intake.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Australia will propose a strategy for dealing with human trafficking in Southeast Asia as she rejected claims Canberra had not done enough to help refugees in the region.
Ms Bishop kicked off her three-day visit to Indonesia at a primary school in Central Jakarta where she was keen to stress the educational ties between the two countries.
She then joined her counterpart Retno Marsudi at a press conference on Monday in which they focused on co-operation in counter-terrorism and again promoted their countries' education links.
During the afternoon, she headed to the new Australian embassy in the capital, the largest constructed by Australia and said to reflect the depth of the countries' relationship.
But throughout the day, Ms Bishop was constantly asked about calls for Australia to increase its refugee intake in the region and end asylum-seeker boat turn-backs.
Her visit to Indonesia will culminate on Wednesday in the Bali Process, which brings together more than 40 countries and agencies to discuss ways to combat people smuggling, trafficking and other related transnational crime.
But on Monday, Ms Bishop dismissed criticism Australia was not doing enough.
"It's my understanding Indonesia will be asking all countries to do more to solve what is a regional problem and not isolating Australia," she told reporters.
"In Australia's case, we already take 13,750 people each year under humanitarian and refugee visas. We have added an additional 12,000 people from the Syrian conflict.
"Australia is sharing the burden and will be looking to other countries in our region to do similar," she added.
Ms Bishop said Australia planned to launch a strategy relating to human trafficking and slavery at the Bali Process, which she will co-chair with Ms Marsudi.
However, she wouldn't give any details ahead of the summit.
International security and disarmament director for the Indonesian foreign ministry, Andy Rachmianto, has previously criticised Australia's turn-back strategy, saying it could damage bilateral ties and only shifts the burden to other countries.
Meanwhile United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Asia Pacific spokesperson Vivian Tan told AAP: "The boats have not stopped. They have only been prevented from going to Australia. People are still fleeing conflict and persecution but they now have fewer options in the region."
There are more than 13,000 refugees and asylum seekers registered with the UNHCR in the archipelago.