Australia's LNG nuclear bomb
The LNG export boom and high domestic gas prices will make it very hard for Tony Abbott to get re-elected if he sticks to direct action policy. The Coalition should hope it never passes parliament.
Abbott's plan to 'stop the votes' is working
Indonesia's ability to use boat arrivals as a bargaining chip is a far more devastating problem for Tony Abbott than the nationalist ire an apology to President Yudhoyono would trigger.