---Anthony Albanese, Labor Party "leader", speaking in January last year about his fellow countryman, Julian Assange.
"In Canberra last week I met some Australian members of parliament. It gave me hope, because until I heard them speak I had always thought that Israelís right wing politicians were the worst. ó-(LAUGHTER)ó Iíve never heard any Israeli politician speak about the Palestinian people the way that those Australian politicians did. But they are Australiaís problem, not mine. (LAUGHTER) I spoke with the Australian foreign minister; she talked and she was very nice but we could not agree on anything." (LAUGHTER)
---Gideon Levy, speaking in Auckland, 3 December 2017