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Doorstop Interview, Sydney

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Abbott, Tony

Period of Service: 18/09/2013 to 15/09/2015

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Release Date: 15/02/2015

Release Type: Transcript

Transcript ID: 24201

Subject(s): Australians facing execution in Indonesia.

QUESTION:

Have you had any update on the position regarding the Bali Nine?

PRIME MINISTER:

We are at the eleventh hour, but even at this late stage, we are maximising our representations to the Indonesian Government. What we are asking of Indonesia is what Indonesia asks of other countries when its citizens are on death row, and if it’s right for Indonesia to ask and expect some kind of clemency, it’s surely right for us to ask and expect some kind of clemency.

Yes, these two young Australians have done a very bad thing. They deserve jail time – they don’t deserve to die.

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