Has always been his issue. He’s been put up thon order, and been a lot more disciplined in Shield this year. Arguably his most impressive innings was the 45*, batted about 1.5 sessions for that, slow going, wickets falling everywhere. Saved the draw. Don’t think he would’ve done that 2-3 years ago.
FWIW he reportedly has absolutely no idea what the coaches and selectors want from him now. They asked him to bat more maturely, now he’s too conservative. Australian cricket and the seectors have a serious communication problem, at the very least.