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Australia and America did not have a big alliance, if no allience at all before 1941-1942. The way Australia and America got an alliance was that Australia was feeling threatened by Japan entering the war [joining with Germany, Italy, and the French]. We had a fall out with Britain Because Australia wanted to bring the 8th division home but Britain wanted them to go elsewhere(I think it was Burma.) So we went and turned to America for help. And America was very willing because they wanted to get back at japan because of pearl harbor. Australia was very weakened and without the Americans help Australia would've lost the battle and been invaded. Pearl harbor was almost beneficial to Australia otherwise there would have been no help from America. they won the battle against the Japanese in the coral sea And Australia and America have been good friends ever since.

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While the above answer is mostly correct, Japan actually did not actually intend to invade Australia as it was beyond their capabilites and resources.

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