Liberal Quotes

 Racism used to be offered as the complete explanation for Aboriginal poverty, alienation and early death. Racism hasnít disappeared. Still, if racism caused poverty, why hasnít poverty declined as racism diminished. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 The problem with the Australian practice of abortion is that an objectively grave matter has been reduced to a question of the motherís convenience. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 If half the effort were put into discouraging teenage promiscuity as goes into preventing teenage speeding, there might be fewer abortions, fewer traumatised young women and fewer dysfunctional families. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 Since 1996, contrary to poltical correctness, the Australian parliament has overturned right-to-kill laws and almost banned gay marriage. Perhaps a political constituency may even be starting to emerge to ban abortions after 20 weeks. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 The problem is backyard miscarriages if unscrupulous doctors prescribe these drugs for desperate women. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 Even if dispossession is taken to mean that government has a higher responsibility to Aborigines than to other Australians, the production of beautiful art and connectedness to the land does not warrant the maintenance of a way of life also characterised by unemployment, substance abuse and domestic violence. If people choose to live in difficult to service places, thatís their business. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 I know Bernie is very sick, but just because a person is sick doesnít mean that he is necessarily pure of heart in all things. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 We just canít stop people from being homeless if thatís their choice. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 Jesus didnít say yes to everyone. I mean Jesus knew that there was a place for everything and it is not necessarily everyoneís place to come to Australia. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 Why isnít the fact that 100,000 women choose to end their pregnancies regarded as a national tragedy approaching the scale, say, of Aboriginal life expectancy being 20 years less than that of the general community? 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 I think it would be folly to expect that women will ever dominate or even approach equal representation in a large number of areas simply because their aptitudes, abilities and interests are different for physiological reasons. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 You donít have to be a Catholic to be troubled by the current abortion culture. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 Now, I know that there are some Aboriginal people who arenít happy with Australia Day. For them it remains Invasion Day. I think a better view is the view of Noel Pearson, who has said that Aboriginal people have much to celebrate in this countryís British Heritage. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 The Government accepts that some 14 and 15-year-olds might prefer that their parents not know about the medical procedures they have had or the prescription drugs they are on. But children should not be presumed to be the best judges of their own long-term interests and should not have the right to go behind their parentsí backs. The real issue here is whether 14 and 15-year-olds can make informed decisions about what is right and wrong for them. And if they donít have that capacity, should they be allowed to operate in a moral and ethical vacuum? 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 If youíd asked me for advice I would have said to have Ė adopt a sort of ďdonít ask, donít tellĒ policy about all of these things. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 I just think that surely there are higher priorities for Australia than funding things like that. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 I think that itís very important that we empower people to reject this kind of rampant sensuality. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 Itís the responsibility of government to try to put policies in place which over time will allow people to improve their situation. But we canít abolish poverty because poverty in part is a function of individual behaviour. We canít stop people drinking; we canít stop people gambling; we canít stop people having substance problems; we canít stop people from making mistakes that cause them to be less well-off than they might otherwise be. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 Western civilisation came to this country in 1788 and Iím proud of that. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 Liz Hayes: Homosexuality? How do you feel about that? Tony Abbott: Iíd probably feel a bit threatened.  
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 Iíd always been against the death penalty but that contemplating the enormity of certain sort of crimes I sometimes thought that some crimes were so hideous that if the punishment were to fit maybe we were left with no alternative but the death penalty. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 Leigh Sales: What was ďthreatenedĒ referring to? Tony Abbott: Well, there is no doubt that it challenges, if you like, orthodox notions of the right order of things. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 What the housewives of Australia need to understand as they do the ironing is that if they get it done commercially itís going to go up in price and their own power bills when they switch the iron on are going to go up, every year. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  




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