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Spying furor exposes fragile and uneven relationship between Indonesia and Australia

The fragile, odd-couple relationship between Australia and Indonesia, forever locked together by geography, has reached the latest of several historic dips. This time, the difference might be that it's the Australians who have more to lose.Jakarta has recalled its ambassador, announced it "downgraded" relations with Canberra and suspended cooperation on people-smuggling following outrage over reported Australian phone-tapping of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, his wife and eight Indonesian ministers and officials in 2009.Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who was not in power at the time, has refused demands to apologize for espionage activities, though he has called Indonesia his country's most important bilateral relationship.Abbott has pointed out that Australia didn't kick up such a fuss when Indonesian spying on Australia was exposed in 2004. "People didn't overreact then and I certainly don't propose to overreact now," he told Parliament.If he is counting on things blowin...

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