The way you read the report is to keep an eye on the Institutional tab and the deviations, on the AUD side, you can see 67K vs. 13 K in favour of the short contracts while another 3K added (plus, also I’ve been short on it for a while, as well )
Joke aside, I wouldn’t short the Gold just yet (warning: I have diversified interests in Gold i.e. funds, non-CFDs etc. so do take my word with a pinch of salt, plus there are different fundamental games at play, like not-so-fast Brexit, Chino-US trade war). Also, the smart-money is still massively long (200K vs. 40K) so the recent short additions could be interpreted as ‘slight hedging-just in case’ scenario. Last but not least, I wouldn’t hesitate to keep my hands steady regarding, while China and Russia switch to buying couple of tonnes of gold every month instead of the traditionally piling up on US Treasuries.