Diplomatic challenges linger on eve of SBY's visit to Australia | Asia Pacific

Diplomatic challenges linger on eve of SBY's visit to Australia

Diplomatic challenges linger on eve of SBY's visit to Australia

Updated 6 January 2012, 10:15 AEDT

Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will make a 48-hour visit to Australia beginning 9 March.

Despite an officially-rosy relationship, bilateral ties are in fact being challenged by some ongoing and thorny issues. There are difficulties over people smuggling. There is the impact of terrorist attacks in Indonesia that have killed many Australians and given rise to very strong Australian travel warnings that frustrate Jakarta.

Presenter: Linda Mottram, Canberra Correspondent

Scott Morrison, Australian Opposition's immigration spokesman; Kevin Rudd, Australian Prime Minister; Professor Tim Lindsey, director, Asian Law Centre, Melbourne University.

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