Vietnam and Australia towards a Strategic Partnership?

Vietnam and Australia are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their bilateral diplomatic relationship this year. Given the strategic geopolitical location of the two states in the Asia-Pacific region and the existing width and depth of their bilateral relationship, will Vietnam and Australia proceed to establishing a strategic partnership and when? If they do, what are the core principles of this new relationship?

You can read the whole article by Dr Stephen McLoughlin, Research Fellow, Griffith Asia Institute, and Hai Hong Nguyen, PhD Candidate, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland in the Asia Sentinel.