Australia has so far based its security on the munificence of Britain and now on the US. It was par for the course till now with none of the Asian countries capable of ruling the Indian Ocean and the Pacific wave. It could thus happily isolate itself from the happenings in Asia, and chameleon itself to be the extension of the Anglo Saxon lineage and affinity, more so with its White Australia policy. However, the world has changed ever since the sun set on the British Empire and the US challenged by the rag tag 'towel heads' (as they liked to label them) terrorist groups and China. Australia is thus under threat. Therefore, Australia can no longer be in a Rip Van Winkle complacent slumber and be isolationist in attitude from Asia. China is a threat in being given its expansionist thrust as also its quest to be the ruling deity in Asia, and so the threat must be pragmatically recognised by Australia. it is time that Australia reviews it defence preparedness, the threats and strengthen it Navy and build a larger Army and Air Force clout than what it has. In the meantime Australia should cosy up with like minded countries and ensure mutual safety and realise they are a part of Asia and not an extension of Europe or the USA.