| GEO World|
| Australia expels top Fiji envoy|
| Updated at: 0800 PST, Wednesday, November 04, 2009|
SYDNEY: Australia is expelling Fiji's top envoy in retaliation for the military regime's move to kick out Canberra's senior diplomat, Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said on Wednesday.
Smith said Fiji's acting high commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Arya, had been ordered to return to Suva.
"This is deeply regrettable and Australia is deeply disappointed at Fiji's conduct in this matter," he said, according to the public broadcaster.