AUKUS is basically the white/anglo-saxons sticking together. It is inevitable that they will become closer.
I have suspected long ago that both liberals and conservatives in America want countries under it's wing/influence to mirror most of its important policies especially pertaining to doing business laws to make it easier for American companies to set foot and gain hold of the countries entire ecosystem; the foreign affairs and military. So those countries like Canada, Australia, Britain etc. are maybe physically separated from the U.S. but the goal probably to align all their foreign policies and trade policies with that of the U.S.AUKUS is basically the white/anglo-saxons sticking together. It is inevitable that they will become closer.
Infact, I am expecting that in the coming years all these puppet countries will lose even more sovereignty and they will get closer towards integrating with the US.
I am talking about security/diplomacy/tech/economy policies becoming increasingly "coordinated" (dictated by the US..)