Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has denied that threats were made to three West Papuan activists who scaled the walls of the Australian consulate in Bali.
The three men climbed the walls to enter the consulate compound ahead of the APEC summit in Bali to highlight claims of abuse and ill-treatment of West Papuans in the restive Indonesian province.
Afterwards, allegations were made that Australian Consul-General Brett Farmer threatened the three men with arrest.
The charge was denied by Ms Bishop, who said Australian officials acted professionally.
"I'm advised that no threats were made," she told ABC Radio on Friday.
The men gave a letter to Mr Farmer and had a discussion before leaving voluntarily."Indeed, I understand we called them a taxi... when their friend who was to pick them up didn't turn up," Ms Bishop said.