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Australia, Indonesia spy row overshadows foreign minister's Bali visit

Australia, Indonesia spy row overshadows foreign minister's Bali visit

Updated 7 November 2013, 13:28 AEDT

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is in Indonesia where controversy over reports that Australia's been spying on government officials is still unresolved.

Ms Bishop is at the Bali Democracy Forum being held in Nusa Dua, where Australia and the United States reportedly in 2007, used a UN conference to spy on security officials.

Australia has refused to confirm or deny the reports, in line with longstanding government policy on intelligence-related matters.

But the Foreign minister Julie Bishop insists the spying row hasn't soured relations.

Presenter: Sen Lam

Speakers: Tanya Plibersek, Australia's acting opposition leader and foreign affairs spokeswoman; Mahfudz Siddiq, chair of the Indonesian parliamentary commission on foreign affairs; Julie Bishop, Australia's foreign minister

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