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Jun 4, 2014

Crikey says: Danger on the high seas as Abbott meets SBY

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When Tony Abbott meets with the Indonesian President today, he’d better be ready for a frank discussion.

It’s no secret that the relationship has been strained in the wake of last year’s phone-tapping scandal, but Indonesia’s Foreign Minister has recently made further extraordinary allegations about Australia’s actions under Operation Sovereign Borders.

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5 thoughts on “Crikey says: Danger on the high seas as Abbott meets SBY

  1. graybul

    Is the Minister/Australian Navy non-communication with Indonesian Authorities less about keeping them uninformed about “tow-backs” . . and more about ensuring the Australian Public has absolutely no knowledge/information about their own Government actions via Indonesian FREE Media??


    I thought the spying was in 2009

  3. CML

    BRUCE – I read/heard somewhere that the actual spying on Indonesian hierarchy began shortly after the 9/11 attack. I think it may have come out via Wikileaks or Snowden, but none of the security people here want to talk about it. Funny thing that!
    IMHO it is not correct to say that “the spying was in 2009”, so therefore it is all Labor’s fault. There is more to it than that.

  4. klewso

    With an election looming, they wouldn’t be sinking so low as to be “using Abbott for political purposes”?
    What a low act? Whatever could they be thinking?
    Who’d have given them such an idea?

  5. klewso

    He’s not going to East Timor on the way, is he?

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