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"Learning to drive in Canberra is pretty easy and I had great teachers in my parents." - Melissa Breen

"While Melbourne and Sydney fight about who wears Australia's cultural crown, Canberra just gets on with it." - Judy Horacek

"When youre asked/told to come to Canberra by your Prime Minister, in the country I grow up in, you obey that." - Andrew Forrest

"A school out of Canberra sends me a term's worth of work. I sit on the couch by myself and complete it and send it back." - Callan Mcauliffe

"When you're asked/told to come to Canberra by your Prime Minister, in the country I grow up in, you obey that." - Andrew Forrest

"I had some vague memory of visiting Canberra as a lad, when we came up with my father by car. But when I made the long train journey from Sydney to Canberra and arrived at the little stop, I did wonder slightly whether this really was the national capital." - John Henry Carver

"The hardest thing about living in Canberra is that almost everyone who doesn't live here asks: 'Why on earth would you live in Canberra?' Loudly, and in a way they would never use to discuss anywhere else. And they never listen to the answer." - Judy Horacek

"I want to make it clear as Premier and as local member that I strongly support the Renewable Energy Target. Our message to the Federal Government and to Canberra is stick to the Renewable Energy Target." - Denis Napthine

"After I broke the Australian record in 2014, Audi Centre in Canberra gave me a beautiful black A1 with the number plates AI 1111, because the record I broke was 11.11 in the 100." - Melissa Breen

"By and large we have got to find the good leaders to work with to make sure that we build the strength in these communities. Simply issuing edicts from Canberra isn't going to solve issues on the APY lands." - Jay Weatherill

"Beautifully Bleak. I likened the hills encircling Canberra to the sea. They, like the sea, could be a sunny beguiling blue, or deep and inky. They could be distant and mysterious, or beautifully bleak as the wind tore across the plains from their snowy peaks. The hills were ever changing like the sea." - Hazel Hawke

"Space is about 100 kilometers away. That's far away-I wouldn't want to climb a ladder to get there-but it isn't that far away. If you're in Sacramento, Seattle, Canberra, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Phnom Penh, Cairo, Beijing, central Japan, central Sri Lanka, or Portland, space is closer than the sea." - Randall Munroe

"Space is about 100 kilometers away. That's far away-I would' want to climb a ladder to get there-but it is' that far away. If you're in Sacramento, Seattle, Canberra, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Phnom Penh, Cairo, Beijing, central Japan, central Sri Lanka, or Portland, space is closer than the sea." - Randall Munroe

"I used to live on the other side of Canberra so it'd take me about 20-25-minutes to come into training. I was so thankful to have a car. Mum was also happy because she had all this extra time instead of driving me to training, waiting around, and then taking me home." - Melissa Breen

"You can draw any kind of picture you want on a clean slate and indulge your every whim in the wilderness in laying out a New Delhi, Canberra, or Brasilia, but when you operate in an overbuilt metropolis, you have to hack your way with a meat ax." - Robert Moses

"Global poverty is the product of reversible policy failures overseen by politicians, past and present. The poorest of the poor don't vote in American or European elections. They don't make donations to political parties or hire lobbyists in D.C., London or Canberra." - Hugh Evans

"I want you to know what I have told Australia's Parliament in Canberra - what I told General Petraeus in Kabul - what I told President Obama in the Oval Office this week. Australia will stand firm with our ally the United States." - Julia Gillard

"Canberra was my home for many years, and there's a lot to love about it. It has a small population with a strong sense of community and is top-heavy with interesting, highly educated, socially progressive people - the opposite of the stereotypical image of dull public servants." - Judy Horacek

"That's a lot of words about the weather, but in Canberra you can't help but be aware of the seasons, and there is something wonderful about that. Okay, so there's a distinct lack of beach, but aside from that, the place grows on you." - Judy Horacek

"Because each are going to blame each other. The thing that Canberra has to really get right is the sharing of the resource. But my problem with people in the government who are there for a short time is that there's no consequences for some of these decisions they make." - Rex Hunt



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