Kim Beazley Quotes

17 Kim Beazley quotes:

"Two or three big, all-embracing ideas, presented confidently, could have won him the 1998 election. But there seemed something within Beazley that shied away from big, all-embracing ideas, or even speaking directly. Appropriately, he began presenting himself as the nice guy - Snugglepot with brains. When the actual election campaign began he could have [arisen] in a blaze of illumination as the statesman with answers, presenting a big picture of an Australia that had a place in its own future. He went on talking, but the only transformation was that Snugglepot became Cuddlepie."
Author: Beazley Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"I am growing more and more concerned about the potential for foreign ships to operate in Australia's coastal waters without adequate vetting,"
Author: Beazley Quotes Category: Potential Quotes
"I am particularly concerned about the risk posed by carriage of very dangerous substances, especially ammonium nitrate. It's becoming clearer that Australian authorities have no way of checking the bona fides of these foreign crews."
Author: Beazley Quotes Category: Risk Quotes
"This is an appropriate commitment and a significant one."
Author: Beazley Quotes Category: Commitment Quotes
"This is not about choice -- it's about cutting wages."
Author: Beazley Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"This will bring the Howard government down unless they back off. But they probably won't and (these reforms) will take them out."
Author: Beazley Quotes Category: Government Quotes
"Then there's what John Howard didn't tell them. That he was planning an all-out attack on their wages, penalty rates and job security."
Author: Beazley Quotes Category: Planning Quotes
"We'll have a decent debate in the Labor Party on the mines policy."
Author: Beazley Quotes Category: Debate Quotes
"I've seen John Howard's government do some pretty low things over the years, but hiding behind the Melbourne Cup to introduce these shoot-to-kill laws into parliament and pass them through, well that's the lowest of the low."
Author: Beazley Quotes Category: Government Quotes
"They have in their various parliaments, the power to pass laws related to this,"
Author: Beazley Quotes Category: Power Quotes
"[Immediately a choir began to sing:] Food, glorious food. ... The tension ? the conflict ? reputations at stake ? thank goodness Barry Hall was cleared."
Author: Beazley Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"The prime minister, the foreign minister and the trade minister were the three wise monkeys: they saw no evil, they spoke no evil, they heard no evil but they knew all about it. It's a sorry story of a government in a mode of reckless negligence."
Author: Beazley Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"Barnaby always brings two jumpers to the game. He doesn't know which team to support."
Author: Beazley Quotes Category: Support Quotes
"The problem with this government is it never bothers to go round the region and explain what its doing."
Author: Beazley Quotes Category: Government Quotes
"We oppose this legislation in its entirety and we have done consistently since the government first brought this forward."
Author: Beazley Quotes Category: Government Quotes
"If there were gold medals for biting the hand that feeds you, Mark Latham would be standing on top of the dais."
Author: Beazley Quotes Category: Gold Quotes
"The prime minister is not telling the truth about this because this has got nothing to do with anything good for the Australian economy,"
Author: Beazley Quotes Category: Truth Quotes

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