Your analysis is right on the money. Australia has signed a defence pact with Japan. A little uncomfortable for most older Australians, but needed. Our borders are a problem. We are resource rich. Recently, China wanted to mine here without using our workers. It has tried ot has bought a major slice of a major Australian company which upset the PM. Harsh words were said. I don't understand the finer points about it, but it was intended to be a resource grab in some form. The "times they are a'changing" , maybe not for the better.