Politics live: November 19, 2013
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Indonesia has recalled its ambassador to Australia amid fury in Jakarta over revelations that Australian spies tried to tap the phones of the Indonesian President and his wife.
The news that Australia's electronic spy agency has targeted the Indonesian President's mobile phone won't come as a surprise to the many.
Indonesia should make an example of spying nations like Australia and United States and expel its diplomats, a prominent Indonesian foreign affairs law expert has said, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott again refused to be drawn on the issue.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono takes his displeasure with the Australian government to a wider audience - re-tweeting in English earlier comments he had made in Indonesian.
An Australian Customs patrol boat had to rescue about 40 asylum-seekers at the weekend after accidentally ripping the bow of the boat away and causing it to start sinking.
Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's furious and direct attack on the Australian prime minister today shows just how deep the diplomatic schism between the two countries is, and how Tony Abbott has badly mishandled the crisis.
Tony Abbott says he regrets any embarrassment caused by revelations Australia has spied on the Indonesian leadership, but tells parliament he won't apologise..