"Do not let the perfect be the enemy of the good" Dharmapriya Wesumperuma
"When big brother gives aid, he usually wants something in return" Dr. Caleb Tyndale O.Otto
"We must raise the profile that peace is an achievable goal. People wrongly believe that war will bring stability and security. We must change our understanding and know that it is peace and not war that will bring stability and security and life" Dr.Sue Wareham
Following on from this, Dr.Wareham talked about the culture of war that is celebrated and honoured so highly. In reference to Canberra, and the campaign to build two more war memorials, she said:
"We already have 38 war memorials in Canberra...do we really need two more? When are we going to start memorialising peace?"
"Australia must start preparing itself for climate change refugees. We could build rafts for ourselves, but I don't think they are going to last very long!" Dr. Caleb Tyndale O.Otto (this one got a few laughs :-)