Yeah, I think so too. If it was RG/Wimbledon it would have been different ofcourse.
Think she can still make the cut, because there are probably more players who don't want to/can't take the risk to make the long and expensive trip for the AO. Some lower ranked players are allready in Australia playing some warm up tournaments and stay there for a few weeks hoping they'll get in. Don't think she wants to travel all the way just to play AO Q. She probably want to train as much as she can these months where she can't play that many tournaments and after that trying to improve her ranking to make the Q of other GS.
Difficult choice though, because she is a young tennis pro and this can be her 1st time to make the Q of a GS and her heart probably says to travel to Australia. Maybe she makes a last minute decision to travel anyways