The announcement that SBY was suspending cooperation with Australia, came through on 20 Nov 2013 at 5.13 pm AEDT.
The T moon was directly opposite, TA’s Venus (Venus return in his SR chart!)
Read more about TA’s natal chart and his Venus return. His Venus falls on Australia’s Mercury/Chiron and opposite our Neptune. http://wp.me/p45rEg-J
The T Moon in Gemini (communication) also fell directly on our Neptune and opposite Australia’s Mercury/Chiron in Sagittarius which is an aspect of intrigue, spying and miscommunication, especially with foreign powers!
Transiting Pluto is now exactly conjunct Australia’s Sun in Capricorn. (Ebertin – Martyr of own ideas. The desire to exercise power, the craving for rulership and disadvantages through the former.)
Mr Abbott’s ascendant squares this conjunction!
Transiting Mars fell in Australia’s 7th house of national “friends and enemies”. (I use the National chart relocated to Canberra which has a 12 deg Pisces Ascendant.)
Mr Abbott needs to quickly learn a lesson in diplomatic communication styles, especially relating to the South-East Asian culture! His handling of this matter has directly placed his political policies (stopping the boats) in jeopardy. It is an amazing example of “foot in mouth”, but not surprising when looking at his natal chart.
 Ebertin, R. The Combination of Stellar Influences, AFA, 1994. P86