In the past, I have rarely held this salon in March. There are usually too many distractions in Adelaide in this month each year. The last time I held my salon in March was in 2011.
There are quite a few different points of view often expressed on the topic of peace, in any month of the year, in any location around the world. It is therefore important for visitors here to examine their own opinions with adequate clarity and universality.
I do not recall you being here last month. Do you have a reasonable excuse?
Many of my guests today are waiting to hear how you define peace and understanding.
What is peace?
What do peace and understanding truly mean to you?
Oh, I should also mention that I am still awaiting confirmation of your contributions towards strong, enlightened cultural leadership.
Have you been supplying strong, enlightened political leadership recently?
You appear to have been absent from my first salon of 2017 as well as the second one. Presumably you were expressing your leadership elsewhere.
I consider it reasonable to ask you whether you intend to be here on Friday 7 April, in the timezone of your own convenience. If you do not attend, and have no reasonable excuse for not being here, you are unlikely to be invited again.
Possible topics next month are likely to include all the humanitarian issues you have not reflected upon adequately over the past month.
Are you a social entrepreneur at all?
Are you a protector of mental well-being and environmental health?
Do you have a sufficient grasp of history?
Have you acquired an adequate awareness of the abuses perpetrated in the name of religion all over the world?
Being at a loss for words, I feel that anti-ISIS and anti-Assad Syrian blogger, Nader Atassi, has it right... pic.twitter.com/2YJZgBXeg1— Megan Ellison (@meganeellison) November 14, 2015
Pope Francis teaches Congress a lesson in moderation: http://t.co/kMP1mp6vPB pic.twitter.com/OdyR5cjWdG— The Economist (@TheEconomist) September 26, 2015
We show compassion to refugees unless they arrive by boat in which case we stick them on an offshore gulag and bastardise them for eternity.— Mr Denmore (@MrDenmore) September 15, 2015
Will Tony Abbott's conservatism survive the tide of history? https://t.co/Ni5a7YlJjq pic.twitter.com/fRgFpc1YHG— The Conversation (@ConversationEDU) September 14, 2015
If Turnbull rolled Abbott just to put a better spin on the same rotten policies, you have to ask 'why did he bother?' #auspoI— Mr Denmore (@MrDenmore) September 14, 2015
Broderick: #Genderequality is the unfinished business of the 21st century #auspol #pressclub pic.twitter.com/puDsTBEYAX— ABC News 24 (@ABCNews24) September 2, 2015
New notes, new flag options, NEW Zealand! Why not new name represents our South Pacific nation? Aotearoa my country. pic.twitter.com/LPLaUFvDHy— Stephen Clarke (@StephenClarkeNZ) August 31, 2015
How #cities are adapting to #climatechange http://t.co/YcYS0tYNlT @c40cities pic.twitter.com/pj879VG6Ij— World Economic Forum (@wef) August 10, 2015
#Climatechange adaptation efforts most effective if integrated into national dev. plans: http://t.co/WG41BAR9gg pic.twitter.com/6tPJsHy49C— UN Environment (@UNEP) August 9, 2015
Right now, power plants account for about one-third of America’s carbon pollution. That’s more than our cars, airplanes, and homes combined.— President Obama (@POTUS44) August 3, 2015
CFA D2 team conducting Bystander training for violence prevention by @WHLM @WhiteRibbonAust @CFA_Diversity pic.twitter.com/e95N73Ee4r— Mike Wassing (@WassingM) August 3, 2015
Fri 31 July is @WhiteRibbonAust night. Remember #AdamGoodes speaks out against domestic violence for us all pic.twitter.com/3rcVnw3BZf— Anneke (@Anneke_d_p) July 31, 2015
A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.— Dr Mobashar Ahmed (@mobasharahmed) July 27, 2015
MT @CartwheelPrint There's a meme w/ our PM, bike riding gear on & his "sponsors" // One of US. NO #TPP pic.twitter.com/ABPapI9rzf— Chris Collins (@CollChris) July 26, 2015