The goal of Australian foreign policy should be to promote the maximum harmony between the U.S. and China.
We have a prime minister, I'm the foreign minister, I'm trying to get on with the job of doing Australia's foreign policy.
If 30 Australians drowned in Sydney Harbour, it would be a national tragedy. But when 30 or more refugees drown off the Australian coast, it is a political question.
Foreign politicians don't have resources - or limited resources. It's useless dealing with them.
Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.