How did the Vietnam War affect Australia's view of itself as a nation and as a member of the world beyond its own shores?

Australia was divided over its involvement in the Vietnam war many feeling that Australian troops should not be used to help bolster a corrupt American puppet government in a war of aggression on behalf of the United states. As it turned out Australians learned hat to be a part of the US sphere of influence we have to get involved in these wars from time to time.