AUSTRALIA is refusing to cooperate with Indonesia until prosecutors stop pursuing the death penalty for the Bali 9.
Attorney-general Philip Ruddock said the Australian Federal Police would not work with Indonesia after prosecutors demanded the firing squad for the nine Australians accused of trafficking heroin.
This is happening as Robyn Davis, the mother of the youngest accused Matthew Norman, tries to raise money to get from her Port Macquarie home to Bali for her son's court case.
Mr Ruddock said the nine would still receive government help, but Indonesia would not receive any information.
"The agreements we have with other countries, particularly those who impose a death penalty, is that we will not provide cooperation in relation to criminal matters unless there is an assurance that the death penalty will not be sought," he said.
"If there was further information that had to be obtained from here through the Australian Federal Police, we would seek assurance that Indonesia would not be wanting a death penalty in each of those cases."
Norman, 19, is expected to be tried with a Brisbane man Tach Duc Thanh Nguyen and Sydney man Si Yi Chen, after he was arrested at the Melasti Hotel in Kuta, allegedly in a room with drugs.
Wollongong man Martin Stephens, Brisbane duo Michael Czugaj and Scott Rush and Newcastle woman Renae Lawrence will be tried together.
Accused gang enforcer Andrew Chan, 21, of Sydney will be tried separately, as will accused mastermind Myuran Sukumaran, 24, also of Sydney.
- CLARE HAYES