I wasn’t the only party member who couldn’t stomach Rudd’s complete turnaround on asylum seekers … [it] struck me as cruel and perverse.

Former Labor Member for Bennelong Maxine McKew assessing Kevin Rudd’s deal to send all asylum seekers off-shore.

Still I backed Rudd for another win.

Also Maxine McKew … one out of two isn’t bad.

I view money as a commodity, so I give it away.

Frank Lowy, Westefield executive chairperson, whose personal wealth in 2012 was estimated to be $6.7 billion. Yeah, right Frank.

I’m a great believer in governments doing as little as possible.

Owner of Harvey Norman Gerry Harvey’s advice to the Abbott government

There you are. Shuffle off this mortal coil. It’s nothing you wouldn’t do to us … Obviously this doesn’t go anywhere fellas. I just broke the Geneva Convention.

An audio recording of a British solider shooting an injured Afghan insurgent at close range, in Helmand Province in 2011

I am an Australian in a democratic country with freedom of speech who believes that the climate problem is severely overstated.

David Murray, head of Australia’s Future Fund and former CEO of the Commonwealth Bank

I have always been a firm believer in providing the public with choice and access to quality content.

Rupert Murdoch in his speech to the Lowy Institute


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