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I think that people should come to Australia through the front door, not through the back door. If people want a migration outcome, they should go through the migration channels.
I would not want to see any relaxation of the law prohibiting human cloning.
Abortion is the easy way out. It’s hardly surprising that people should choose the most convenient exit from awkward situations.
We accept that sometimes in difficult circumstances, difficult things happen.
Jesus knew that there was a place for everything and it’s not necessarily everyone’s place to come to Australia.
No one, however smart, however well-educated, however experienced, is the suppository of all wisdom.
We just can’t stop people from being homeless if that’s their choice.
I'm focused on doing the job the treasurer should do.I don't respond to gossip.
Aboriginal people have much to celebrate in this country's British heritage
The last thing Australia needs right now is instability and uncertainty.
If you want to put a price on carbon why not just do it with a simple tax?
Voluntary paid maternity leave: yes; compulsory paid maternity leave: over this Government’s dead body, frankly. It just won’t happen.
I don't think it's a very Christian thing to come in by the back door rather than the front door.
I think it's time for the Prime Minister to stop making excuses and to start governing.
People who have put money aside on the basis of a certain set of rules shouldn't have that money raided just because government has got a problem.
There's always a lot happening. I mean, that's the thing about politics: it's just one damn thing after another!
There may not be a great job for [Aboriginal people] but whatever there is, they just have to do it, and if it’s picking up rubbish around the community, it just has to be done.
Climate change is crap.
The problem with the Australian practice of abortion is that an objectively grave matter has been reduced to a question of the mother’s convenience.
I've always been very wary of debates involving women.
We shouldn't be willy-nilly creating potential human life just to satisfy the urges of the scientific community.
For small business men and women, less paperwork means higher profits, boosted sales and more time with the family.
I'm not saying that people on welfare don't contribute in their own way, but as many as possible should be encouraged to be economically active as well as socially and culturally active.
If we boost productivity, we can improve economic growth.
The climate change argument is absolute crap
I am in favour of the notion of Australia as an immigrant society
I am, as you know, hugely unconvinced by the so-called settled science on climate change.
Both Mum and Dad were converts to Catholicism, and normally if you convert to Catholicism you have thought about it more than someone who just grew up with it, taking it for granted.
If I was in a refugee camp somewhere on the Pakistani border, of course I'd want to come to Australia.
The only thing I wouldn't do is sell my arse.
Part of my role, I suppose, is to run government business in the House of Representatives, and try to ensure that people know exactly what's going on in the Chamber is an important part of that.
The quality of government, I suppose, is determined not by what happens, but by how you react to what happens.
I just think that this whole issue of creating potential human life, not to give life, but to give the scientists a bit more of a leg-up, is fraught with danger.
Even potential human life needs to be treated with great respect.
The Australian people expect the Government to govern, they don't expect it to make excuses.
If people are going to do things which have certain consequences that they would rather avoid, they should do whatever they need to avoid the consequences.
When the world is in trouble, Australia responds. Australia is a good, global citizen.
We've got to maintain freedom of navigation of the seas and in the air.
A presumption of any fact is, properly, an inferring of that fact from other facts that are known; it is an act of reasoning; and much of human knowledge on all subjects is derived from this source.
I am a model of positivity compared to the kinds of vitriol, the kinds of destructive criticisms that Labor members of parliament have been making of each other.
The sky is where mathematics and magic become one.
A midnight knock on the door followed by execution is no way a leader should be treated.
I'm not running for canonisation.
You cannot win an election without a fight
I was pointing out the depth of the friendship between Australia and Indonesia and the fact that Australia has been there for Indonesia when Indonesia has been in difficulty.
The only party which is going to increase taxes after the election is the Labor Party.
I'm not really managing the work-life balance, I'm just accepting that the work increases and the ordinary life has to decrease when you're the prime minister.
It is a very heavy responsibility [to be a prime-minister] to make, but someone has to make it for our country and I am thrilled and honoured to have that opportunity and that responsibility.
I'm still getting my exercise at five o'clock in the morning, that's good. So far I've managed to hold on to a bike ride on Saturday or Sunday morning, probably at least two weekends out of three.
Whether carbon dioxide is quite the environmental villain that some people make it out to be is not yet proven.