Between the Lines: Australian forces to be allowed into Indonesian waters
Indonesia is poised to allow Australian authorities free rein to rescue asylum seekers in Indonesian waters.
Indonesia's defence ministry expects a deal to be signed as early as next month which means Australian authorities no longer need permission to enter Indonesia's Search and Rescue Zone.
The move is aimed at addressing the recent spike in asylum seeker boats on their way to Australia.
In the past 10 months alone hundreds of asylum seekers have drowned off the Java coast and hundreds more have issued distress calls.
938LIVE's Shima Roy began by asking Professor Donald Rothwell of the Australian National University about his thoughts on this announcement today.
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