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Spats between Australia and Indonesia

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* APRIL 2015: Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran executed. Australian ambassador is recalled from Jakarta.

* FEBRUARY 2015: Indonesian protesters launch social media campaign #coinforAustralia to "repay" 2004 tsunami aid, after prime minister Tony Abbott linked clemency pleas for Chan and Sukumaran to past Australian aid to Indonesia.

* 2014: Indonesia unhappy with Abbott government's Operation Sovereign Borders policy to turn back asylum-seeker boats, and lack of consultation over Australia's decision to close the door to some asylum seekers registered with the UNHCR in Jakarta.

* NOVEMBER 2013: Indonesia recalls its ambassador Najib Riphat Kesoema to Jakarta for six months following revelations Australian spies had tapped the phone of president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, his wife and inner circle. Spying row results in a code of conduct being signed by both countries.

* 2012: Suspension of the live cattle trade to Indonesia following an ABC Four Corners report showing gruesome abattoir practices.

* 2006: Indonesia recalls its ambassador Hamza Thayeb over Australia's decision to grant asylum to 42 Papuans.

* 1986: Controversial article by Sydney Morning Herald correspondent David Jenkins suggesting then president Suharto may go the way of disgraced Philippines leader Ferdinand Marcos prompted a period of chilly relations.

* 1975: Indonesia invades East Timor and five Australian-based journalists, known as the Balibo Five, are killed by troops.

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