The Australian Financial Review reported on an address made by Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos during the USSC State of the United States Conference, touching on the key issues of the Quad, China, a trans-Pacific economic partnership, and the US and Australian economies.

Just days after leaders of the so-called "Quad" countries – Australia, the United States, Japan, and India – Ambassador Sinodinos told the audience that "a whole set of opportunities are opening up for Australia".