The Australian authorities are wise to act on their security concerns over Chinese spyware given the nation's recent infractions on US security. The spy balloon fiasco not only illustrated the prevalence of Beijing's attempts to intercept communications and learn more about the functioning of US weapons systems, but it also revealed past failures in US intelligence. This is a prudent decision by Australian officials.
This is the just the latest indicator that Australia has become a proxy in the US's war on China. Having already established a significant military footprint in Australia, Washington is now using the country as a tool in its pursuit of hegemony on the international economic and military stages. The Australian government should see beyond this charade and realize that their position as an 'ally' of the States does not mean they aren't disposable in the US's tirade against China's growing influence.