Australia should stick to policy of more than 40 years that its embassy be in Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem, the former PM Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday 30 October while holidaying in Bali.

Australia is to expect a “very negative reaction” from Indonesia if it follows the United States by moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that no decision had been made yet on the embassy’s location.

The Trump administration turned its back on decades of US policy last December by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and in May it moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.