John Howard

We are first and foremost all of us Australians and I want to say on this program in particular that it’s very important for Australians of the Islamic faith and Australians of Arab descent to hear from me, their prime minister, that you are as much part of the Australian community as I am. We reach out to all our fellow Australians irrespective of their religion or their race or the country in which they were born.

— John Howard, former Australian Prime Minister

November 2001 on an ethnic community radio station in Sydney