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Old 1st Oct 2013, 22:32
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I wonder if Abbott set up the AS policy that so offended the Indos
solely so as part of his negotiating strategy he could "ditch" the
parts that they don't like.

From the Age article
"The PM has softened his tone towards Indonesia
possibly paving the way to ditch his controversial
boats turn-back policy."

We all know Asians do not like "losing face", Abbott gets what he wants
- the Indos to do more - and they still look good because they get Abbott
to ditch something they dislike a lot.

Any thoughts ?

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