Yes that's true or at least becoming more true but aussies are not very smart and i truly mean smart. Smart in my culture is defined as the ability to read play and adapt to the surrounding environment by doing what's most prudent and advantageous. My concern for aus is that due to the english heritage and the limitation that comes with being a colony, i.e. closed off island, narrow mindset and over the top eagerness to show its credential as a leading member of the anlgosphere will push australian government thats exclusive white anglo caucasian types to continue to take aus along a ever increasing narrow path to the edge of the cliff.Unlike the US, we need China far more than they need us. We’re an easy target.
In a decade time, china will be in a position to snuff australian on the international stage by isolating australian from global participation through the use of economic and military coersion. If australia has shown proper leadership, then the small nations would gravitate towards australia's support. However, aus without better word, acted too english, too colonialist. Aus' foreign policy is that of your typical colonial era suprecamist attitude towards nations they see as lesser. This alienates the countries that would otherwise want to gravitate towards australia. After all aus isn't england, it most definitely isn't usa, aus is without words, the white trash of SE asia. It's arrogance knows no bound without the economic, military and cultural credential to back it up.
Aus is failling specutacularly and unfortunately, the type of people aus has at its diposal that could properly counter the CCP are seen as fifth columinist.