I do enjoy exercise, not because I am an exercise junkie but because it's terrific stress release.
I understand that government should live within its means, value the money it holds in trust from you the taxpayer, avoid waste and, above all else, observe the first maxim of good government: namely, do no avoidable harm.
If I was in a refugee camp somewhere on the Pakistani border, of course I'd want to come to Australia.
Most of the people who are coming to Australia by boat have passed through several countries on the way, and if they simply wanted asylum they could have claimed that in any of the countries through which they'd passed.
I'm a politician. I'm not going to get into a whole range of scientific argument with scientists.
Once people come to Australia, they join the team.
For small business people, less paperwork means higher profits, boosted sales and more time with the family.
A tax cut to compensate for a tax increase is not a cut - it's a con.
I mean there are many, many people in all sorts of different countries who don't have a great life, who are subject to injustice. Are we obliged to take all of them who come here? I think the answer is 'Not necessarily.'
I instinctively try to protect people from filth.
I would not want to see any relaxation of the law prohibiting human cloning.
We just can't stop people from being homeless if that's their choice.
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.
I think leadership is knowing what you want to achieve and then purposefully and sensibly taking steps to achieve it, remembering always that you have got to bring people with you if you are seeking to be a successful political leader.
Climate change is crap.
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