Qatar Airways to start Canberra Flights

Qatar Airways have recently announced the introduction of Doha-Sydney-Canberra-Sydney-Doha flights which will start on the 13th of February 2018. The daily flights will be served by a B777-300ER (77W).

I personally think this is a very smart move by Qatar as it means they can add a 2nd daily flight to Sydney while dodging the bilateral agreement. What does everyone else think?