How has the relationship between Australia and Asia changed since the Vietnam War?

Vietnam created problems for Australia. Australian troop losses in WWI and WWII had instilled a strong belief that Australia was being bled dry by fighting wars that really did not have meaning on the homefront. Sending Australian troops to Vietnam was a controversial deceision, and was seen as getting involved once again "over there". When Vietnam fell, "boat people" fleeing communism made a significant impact on Australia and its economy and stirred up resenment and another homefront struggle to keep Asian immigrants out.