We won't just automatically click our heels and follow the Americans.
I don't think there's any reason on Earth why people should have access to automatic and semiautomatic weapons unless they're in the military or in the police.
We want to assert the very principle that truth is absolute, truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life.
It's beyond belief that any Australian could be so stupid as to carry drugs into any country in Asia.
I don't share the view that China and the U.S. need to reach some kind of strategic accommodation to carve up the Asia-Pacific region - that is an arrogant proposition and deeply insulting to other countries in the region, including Japan and potentially also India and Indonesia.
This is appalling. The idea that a person could be punished because of their religious belief and the idea they might be executed is just beyond belief.
I think I'm seen as trustworthy. I'm seen as having determination and persistence, and I'm seen as having a capacity to reach achievable answers to difficult issues.
It's too much to expect in an academic setting that we should all agree, but it is not too much to expect discipline and unvarying civility.
I have absolutely no difficulty myself with the playing of God Save the Queen in the presence of Her Majesty.
Truth is absolute, truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life.