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Dave McRae told ABC News 24 on 28 August 2014 the new code of conduct between Australian and Indonesia is a symbolic step that brings to a close the strained relationship over the past year.

While the agreement is expected to enhance co-operation between Australian and Indonesian intelligence agencies, it remains to be seen how the relationship will deal with the ongoing issues of syping and asylum seekers.

Dave McRae is a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute and an associate in the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society.