Before rejecting our commitment to follow US foreign policies, which impact on our current social/commercial/political/strategic
decisions, it would be appropriate to reinforce our alliance with other nations. Australia cannot survive on its own. Our very low
population (some 26 milions, If that!) on such a large continent is an advantage as well as a curse. Regional alliance with the
Pacific Nations (I mean nations of the South Pacific and Indian ocean) is a must. Only then could we envisage a more
independent Australia, that is independent from the USA (or China or Russia for that matter…) . In our global world we cannot live
in isolation. In today’s conditions of the world interaction, the choice is a difficult one. However our interests are not attached and
subservient to those of the USA. And please ( as a secondary concern), retain our language and colloquialism as independent
from the American slang.