Nick Xenophon quotes

  • In Australia there are not limits on what you can believe but there are limits on how you can behave. It's called the law, and no one is above it.
    -- Nick Xenophon

    #Believe #Law #Australia

  • I don't know if I am a very good politician ... I'm not a good hater.
    -- Nick Xenophon

    #Politician #Very Good

  • I regularly see constituents, speak to people who feel let down by the justice system quite fundamentally, and these are people who don't make the headlines. These are people who have felt that their sense their grief, their sense of injustice has been compounded by a system that just doesn't work, that just doesn't listen to victims, that effectively disempowers them all too often.
    -- Nick Xenophon

    #Grief #Justice #People

  • If you run for election with a particular agenda about saving jobs, about strengthening manufacturing and farming jobs, about tackling predatory gambling and making governments accountable, if there's an opportunity to achieve that agenda with either side of politics, particularly if you come from the political centre, then it's an opportunity you should take up.
    -- Nick Xenophon

    #Running #Jobs #Opportunity

  • That's one of the good things about being from the political centre, you're willing to work with both side of politics.
    -- Nick Xenophon

    #Political #Sides #Good Things

  • I'm not against free trade but I'm against free trade deals that are negotiated badly, that actually compromise jobs, manufacturing jobs, compromise the national interest.
    -- Nick Xenophon

    #Jobs #Compromise #Interest

  • The Christian that is bound by his own horizon, the church that lives simply for itself, is bound to die a spiritual death and sink into stagnancy and corruption. We never can thank God enough for giving us not only a whole Gospel to believe, but a whole world to give it to.

  • Rather than making money I believe in making people happy, all other things are secondary. Money isn't important, creative satisfaction is

  • Law is whatever is boldly asserted and plausibly maintained.

  • Law that shocks equity is reason's murderer.

  • After the war, prompted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris, I entered Parliament so that a priest could speak out for the poor, as canon law at that time still permitted.

  • How accurately can the law fix the crime? There has to be a mechanism for very fast action. The law is like this: catch them and punish them.

  • If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.

  • I went to a lot of different high schools. I had quite a sporadic schooling experience. I went to school in England briefly, to boarding school, and I went to a few different ones in Australia as well. I'm really lucky! I have friends in most countries.

  • Australia has always encouraged the little bloke to have a go, the Aussie battler to get up.

  • I just think Australia tends to make very good movies, so if someone hands me an Australian or an American film script I would guess the Australian film would be more intriguing.

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