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Diplomatic faux pas. Australia's diplomats are all back in town, meeting with each other and their Australian-based counterparts this week to discuss shaping Australia's foreign policy white paper. Our tipster tells us that in a room of diplomats, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade secretary Frances Adamson made a small faux pas that might not have gone down so well with her boss, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. We're told: