到1970年，澳大利亚已开始进一步加强与亚洲国家，特别是日本的贸易关系。这已经成为澳大利亚最重要的市场之一。1970年以后，大约25%的出口到日本(McDougall & Derek 2001, 81)。贸易的增加主要是由于政府在其政策上所作的改变。在接下来的十年里，对日本的矿产出口增加了。日本使用的大约46%的煤和铁实际上来自澳大利亚。在此之后，与包括韩国和台湾在内的一些国家签订了一些新的进出口协定。的确，半个多世纪以来，澳大利亚在与亚太地区接触方面所存在的工党和联合政府的势头越来越大。由于这项政策，与包括韩国和台湾在内的国家签订了大量的进出口协定。政府采取的另一项行动是政府在1970年放弃了“白色澳大利亚”政策。事实证明，这一变化对澳大利亚与亚洲的关系非常有利。
By the year 1970, Australia had begun to further increase its trade relations with Asian nations, particularly Japan. This had become one of the most important markets of Australia. After 1970, around 25 % of the overall exports had gone to Japan (McDougall & Derek 2001, 81). This increase in the trade had been largely because of the changes which had been made by the government in their policies. Within the next ten years, there had been increase in the exports of minerals to Japan. Around 46 % of the coal and iron which had been used in Japan had actually originated in Australia. After this, some of the new import/ export agreements had been made with some of the nations which include South Korea and Taiwan. It was true that both the labour and the coalition governments which existed in Australian engagement with Asia Pacific had been gathering more and more momentum for more than half a century.As a result of this policy, there had been a large number of import/ export agreements which had been made with the nations including South Korea and Taiwan. Another move which had been taken by the government was the abandonment of the ‘White Australia’ Policy in the year 1970 by the government. This change proved to be very beneficial for the relations between Australia and Asia.
It helped to boost the relationship between these nations in two ways (McDougall et al 2007, 205-224). Firstly, it helped in the instigation of the arrival of the refugees from the Asian region. Secondly, it permitted the people who were there in Asian nations to obtain the tourist visa which the help of which they can visit Australia. Thus, with this change in the policy by the government, the route to have a better diplomatic relations with Australia had been further benefitted. Because of the changes made by the government of Australia in the foreign policies, there had been a disagreement between Americans and Australians. During the same period, the government of Australia tried to establish a cordial relationship with the Vietnamese. The Australian government further raised the helping hands to Vietnam in order to help them to re-construct. This relationship between Australia and Vietnam continued to be cordial for the coming time (Parlicki 2000, 1941). This also helped to promote co-operation between these two nations. This relation was further benefitted when a large number of refugees from Vietnam were permitted to settle in Australia as a part of their policy.