It’s all about Domestic Politicking not Foreign Policy
The report quotes Frances Adamson A.C., Governor of South Australia and former Australian Ambassador to China as saying that “deep knowledge of a country reduces the risk of strategic miscalculation – a real danger in an increasingly volatile world.” I think she’s right. I also think that kind of thinking needs a bit more priority in policy-making circles.
Source: How can it be that Australia has actually gone backwards in knowledge of China?! – Pearls and Irritations