The difference between a nation that is an ally to America as Australia is (for the most part), vs a nation that stabs America in the back (for the most part) in the Canadian security apparatus. Huawei is a massive threat to America. Aussies ban them, Canada embraces them and even accepts big money at State run CBC to run ads! You will hear more from me soon on the issue of Canada and trust... Australia bans China's Huawei from mobile network project, angers Beijing SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has banned Chinese telecoms firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment for a 5G mobile network, citing risks of foreign interference and hacking which Beijing dismissed as an "excuse" to tilt the playing field against a Chinese firm. The move, following advice from security agencies, signals a hardening of Australia's stance toward its biggest trading partner as relations have soured over Canberra's allegations of Chinese meddling in Australian politics. It also brings Australia in line with the United States, which has restricted Huawei and compatriot ZTE Corp from its lucrative market for similar reasons. The government said in an emailed statement on Thursday that national security regulations typically applied to telecom carriers would now be extended to equipment suppliers.