"I believe the divine is part of the world, not in a pantheistic way but by way of the movement of the Spirit. "
"I have always had, as I know many people have, a singular passion for Australia. I do love the sunburnt country, its ancient landscapes, its exhilarating reaches of sand and sea. "
"Our senses convey that all is not well with the natural world."
"The core strands of my involvement in public life are a belief in the need to strive wherever possible for equality of treatment and opportunity, to ensure all people have the means to a decent livelihood."
"Climate change is such a huge issue that it requires strong, concerted, consistent and enduring action by governments."
"It is now well understood that humans ultimately depend on the health of the planet for their wellbeing."
"Humans remain entirely atmosphere dependent, so there is no choice but to respond to extreme climatic behaviour and its many effects."
"This is the rollcall of evolution happening in the space of a few generations, the greatest loss of living things that make up our biodiversity since the disappearance of the dinosaurs."
"Some people are born with the necessary gift, and some work hard to build on the few gifts they have."