To ensure a genuinely independent and peaceful foreign policy for Australia.we need to show balance in our international relations. If we are to declare that China should not build a military base in the South China Sea, then we should balance that by saying the USA should not have bases in over 90 countries, including their Chagos Island’ base built after the USA evicted the indigenous population. The b ase is still in use but we remain silent and tacitly approve.