"Running foreign policy is not just about protecting our national interest. It is also being an exemplary global citizen when it comes to protecting human rights and the world's oceans. We can also promote and defend cultural diversity, the idea of a planet of 7 billion that celebrates and does not deny its contradictions."
"We can make sure that our multi-cultural society continues to tick over. There is no need to fetishise multi-culturalism... but relax into our easy-going Australian ethnic and cultural diversity, based on tolerance and respect."
"You just feel these days that our political rhetoric has been rendered entirely mediocre."