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What they said

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The news from Jakarta that Indonesia is stepping up its military presence in the region has by now been widely reported. Some key – and frightening – messages in those reports include:

“The greatest threat will obviously be from Australia”

Australia’s “tow-back” policy may soon ignite conflict.

“Now that we have three frigates on the border, a clash could be imminent as our Navy will prevent the towing back”

It’s all because of Abbott’s “tow back” policy! Pathetic, really.

It is interesting to look at what both Kevin Rudd and Julie Bishop had to say about the Australia/Indonesia relationship in June last year. Rudd, a former Foreign Minister, had just won back the prime ministership and Bishop was Shadow Foreign Minister. Here’s a recap:

KEVIN RUDD: I’m very concerned about whether, if Mr Abbott were to become prime minister and continues that rhetoric and that posture and actually tries to…

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Trish Corry



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