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.
SRC (Students Representative Council) student paper, Sydney University, 1979.
If we’re honest, most of us would accept that a bad boss is a little bit like a bad father or a bad husband … you find that he tends to do more good than harm. He might be a bad boss but at least he’s employing someone while he is in fact a boss.Tony AbbottQuoted in "Tony Abbott under fire" on abc.net.au, July 22, 2002.
Abortion is the easy way out. It’s hardly surprising that people should choose the most convenient exit from awkward situations.Tony AbbottQuoted in "Rate of abortion high-lights our moral failings" on www.tonyabbott.com.au, 17 March 2004.
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.Tony AbbottQuoted in "RATE OF ABORTION HIGHLIGHTS OUR MORAL FAILINGS" on tonyabbott.com.au, March 17, 2004.
I won't be rushing out to get my daughters vaccinated [for cervical cancer], maybe that's because I'm a cruel, callow, callous, heartless bastard but, look, I won't beTony AbbottQuoted in "I could be seen as 'cruel' on Gardasil: Abbott", Australian (09 November 2006)
I think there does need to be give and take on both sides, and this idea that sex is kind of a woman’s right to absolutely withhold, just as the idea that sex is a man’s right to demand I think they are both they both need to be moderated, so to speak.Tony AbbottPanel discussion "Religion, Sex and Politics" on abc.com.au, March 19, 2009.
When you are challenging the young, they can come back at you with language of tremendous power and they are no respecters of sacred cows, you know, the young. There's nothing politically correct about the average young Australian when it comes to use of language.Tony AbbottQuoted in News.com.au, , (28 August 2009)
What the housewives of Australia need to understand as they do the ironing is that if they get it done commercially it’s going to go up in price and their own power bills when they switch the iron on are going to go up.Tony AbbottQuoted in the Sydney Morning Herald, "Abbott accused of being 'incredibly old-fashioned' as he lets off steam", February 9, 2010.
There may not be a great job for [aboriginal people] but whatever there is, they just have to do it... And if it's picking up rubbish around the community, it just has to be done.Tony AbbottQuoted in the Australian, "Aboriginal people must get jobs, says Opposition leader Tony Abbott" June 30, 2010.
Jesus knew that there was a place for everything and it’s not necessarily everyone’s place to come to Australia.Tony AbbottPanel discussion, "Tony Abbott on Q and A" on abc.net.au, April 5, 2010.
I know politicians are going to be judged on everything they say but sometimes in the heat of discussion you go a little bit further than you would if it was an absolutely calm, considered, prepared, scripted remark. The statements that need to be taken absolutely as gospel truth are those carefully prepared scripted remarks.Tony AbbottQuoted in "Don't believe everything I say - Tony Abbott" on news.com.au, (18 May 2010)
It seems that, notwithstanding the dramatic increases in manmade CO2 emissions over the last decade, the world's warming has stopped.Tony AbbottQuoted in "2009 Australia's second warmest year ever, according to Bureau of Meteorology figures" in the Herald Sun, (5 January 2010)
While I think men and women are equal, they are also different and I think it's inevitable and I don't think it's a bad thing at all that we always have, say, more women doing things like physiotherapy and an enormous number of women simply doing houseworkTony AbbottQuoted in "Rudd hands PM a crucial lifeline" by : Laurie Oakes in the Herald Sun, (06 August 2010)
Victory is within our ready grasp...We are in reach of a famous victoryTony Abbott"Abbott's 'famous victory' remark ... was it gospel or not?" in The Age, (23 June 2010)
No one, however smart, however well educated, however experienced, is the suppository of all wisdom.Tony AbbottLiberal Party Campaign launch, 12/08/2013 ("Tony Abbott declares 'no one can be a suppository of all wisdom'")
I am, as you know, hugely unconvinced by the so-called settled science on climate change.Tony AbbottQuoted in "ABC 7.30 Report", July 22, 2002
The argument [behind climate change] is absolute crap. However, the politics of this are tough for us. Eighty per cent of people believe climate change is a real and present danger.Tony AbbottQuoted in "Town of Beaufort changed Tony Abbott's view on climate change" in the Australian, (12 December 2009)
Obviously we have now had a number of very credible leads and there is increasing hope - no more than hope, no more than hope - that we might be on the road to discovering what did happen to this ill-fated aircraft.Tony AbbottAbout Malaysia Airlines MH370, quoted on BBC News, "Malaysia flight MH370: New data 'shows possible debris'", March 23, 2014.
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