Australian soccer needs to forge closer ties with southeast Asia. Expand the A-League into Singapore and Hong Kong. The local game needs as much capital as it can get and there's little left over for them here, so go to markets that have it in spades. Singapore and Hong Kong need to expose their players to a higher quality competition like the A-League if they want to rise up the rankings.
The A-League is currently ranked 23rd of all Asian Football (Soccer) competitions, with Thailand 11th, Hong Kong 11th and Vietnam 14th.
Australian clubs have also played in the AFC since 2005, and so far won the title only once.