A true test of Turnbull’s diplomacy is yet to come
26 November 2015
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For new and untested leaders on the international stage, being seen as a ‘safe pair of hands’ is one of the highest compliments that can be conferred on to them by nervous diplomats. In the case of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, his performance abroad in November which included visits to Indonesia and Germany, attendance at the G20 meeting in Turkey, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation gathering in the Philippines, and the East Asia Summit in Malaysia will have bureaucrats in Canberra breathing a little easier.