Words matter. These are the best Tony Abbott Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
What I would like to see is sufficiently good education and health services being delivered to Aboriginal people so that they are prepared and ready to leave and join the economic mainstream if that’s their choice.
I think that political marriages are subject to more strain than most precisely because of the nature of politics.
I want to see an end to sovereign risk questions over Australia.
To move past fear is a cliche.
If I was in a refugee camp somewhere on the Pakistani border, of course I’d want to come to Australia.
I do enjoy exercise, not because I am an exercise junkie but because it’s terrific stress release.
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 don’t think my religious convictions should be held against me.
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.’
All of the people who are using their BlackBerries or their iPhones, Facebook, all of the people who are sitting in cafes and hotels rooms doing their work, they’re all using wireless technology, and we shouldn’t assume that the only way of the future is high speed cable.
Now if you are condemned to life on welfare, I’m not so sure that being in a bigger welfare village is that much better than being in a smaller welfare village.
You cannot win an election without a fight.
We just can’t stop people from being homeless if that’s their choice.
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.
Faith is important to me. It’s important to millions of Australians. It helps to shape who I am. It helps to shape my values. But it must never, never dictate my politics.
I would not want to see any relaxation of the law prohibiting human cloning.
I see myself as a social conservative, but I think that there are lots of social institutions that produce beneficial reforms, like public hospitals, for instance, and schools.
I’m not running for canonisation.
I have close family members as well as lots of close friends who are gay. Many of them strongly support gay marriage.
My mum and mad were both very generous, encouraging parents.
It’s very easy for Australians living in big cities to either romanticise or demonise the situation in Aboriginal places – to kind of look at things through the ‘noble innocents’ prism or through the ‘chronically dysfunctional’ prism, and I suspect that is so often the case.
The Australian public are very fair and they are always prepared to give the leader of a major political party a fair go.
If we boost productivity, we can improve economic growth.
For small business people, less paperwork means higher profits, boosted sales and more time with the family.
I am in favour of the notion of Australia as an immigrant society.