27 Total Quotes

Alexander Downer Quotes

It will help curb identity fraud and possible misuse by people smugglers, terrorists and other transnational criminals.
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#Fraud

I think in turn the media has become very interested in this specific case, and has gone into an enormous amount of detail.
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#Media

So this is all part of a free society. People are entitled to hold whatever view they want, and the media can report things how they wish.
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#People #Australian Politician

that there are some people on earth who are so wicked and so evil that nothing can be done but to confront them.
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#Earth

Countries in the region must learn from the SARS experience,
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#Experience

We have said many times before that ... at the very least, Indonesia is responsible for the security situation in East Timor,
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#Security

The onus of that task falls on the armed forces and the police force in East Timor and they haven't done a good job in recent times. It's important that they perform more effectively and do everything they can to stop the violence and move to disarm the two sides -- the paramilitaries and the pro-independence side,
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#Force

A constructive, diplomatic solution to North Korea's nuclear crisis, which escalated just over a year ago, is vital for the security of our region and stability in North Asia and among our allies and top trading partners,
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#Crisis

There is no question that Iraq is endeavoring to circumvent Security Council resolutions ... it's trying to frustrate the work of the inspectors instead of cooperating fully,
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#Iraq

It is deeply regrettable that the Pakistani government has shown absolute disregard for the many direct appeals to exercise restraint and has willfully turned its back on the sincere efforts of the international community to encourage reason to prevail.
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#Exercise

No one is suggesting, and no one should suggest, that the United States is anything but vigilant and determined in its opposition to the proliferation and even the use of biological weapons,
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#United States

I will raise bilateral issues and regional security concerns, including measures to prevent nuclear and missile proliferation and other arms control objectives,
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#Security

In addition, I will express Australian support for international efforts to meet the pressing humanitarian problems facing North Korea.
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#Problems

vital interest in finding a constructive diplomatic solution to address the nuclear question.
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#Interest

These are principles on which our country has been built, as well as the United States, and in fact they are amongst the most important values that bind our two countries together,
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#Country

It will build a range of key counter-terrorism programs in three key areas -- enhancing the capacity of the Indonesian National Police, travel security and combating terrorist financing -- and address new priorities identified by the Indonesian Government.
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#Terrorism

We want to keep supporting the Indonesian government, the Indonesian police, the Indonesian intelligence services and, of course, the people of Indonesia,
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#Government

It would certainly play well to the international community, it would certainly demonstrate their commitment to fighting terrorism,
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#Commitment

It is very important that people take this warning seriously.
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#People

There can be no justification for the continued detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and her supporters and I urge that they be released immediately,
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#Justification

I suppose people could hide all sorts of equipment in all sorts of clothing,
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#People

I'm not criticising the defence team, because I don't set myself up as the person who they should turn to for advice on their defence.
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#Australian Politician

Sheik Hilaly is making a good contribution. He is making a good contribution.
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#Australian Politician

This is a warning about the possibility of a terrorist attack, in particular targeting hotels - Western or westernised hotels in Jakarta.
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#Australian Politician

Well, I'm not going to go into what the letter says, because the police are looking at that. But as you say it's in Bahasa. But of course that's not to suggest that the letter came from outside of Australia. It came from in Australia. It came from Victoria.
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#Australian Politician

Well, it's a - I don't want to disappoint you, but it's a time worn tradition of Australian Governments over many years not to get into any discussion about that aspect of intelligence matters.
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#Australian Politician