Paul Keating being quoted by Alan Ramsey in The Sydney Morning Herald on 8 November 2008.
"I think most people would say that the concern for Australia about Obama is that in the campaign a lot of his rhetoric has been very protectionist,"
Malcolm Turnbull being quoted by The Australian Conservative blog on 7 November 2008
"I do not underestimate the enormity of the task that lies ahead. It is not going to be quick - it is not going to be easy for us to dig ourselves out of the hole that we are in"
Barack Obama being quoted in Sky News on 8 November 2008.
'handsome, young and suntanned'
Silvio Berlusconi praising the US President-elect in quote in Sky News on 8 November 2008.
A leading academic researcher, Marian Baird, said women should not have to pay for men's mistakes, and urged the Government to reconsider.
"It's outrageous to think that because of bad management by people in the money markets paid maternity leave will go. We've been waiting 30 years for this."
Associate Professor Faculty of Economics and Business (Syd Uni) Marian Baird quoted by Adele Horin in The Canberra Times on 8 November 2008.
"Obviously he will influence the president to be pro-Israel. Why wouldn't he be? What is he, an Arab? He's not going to clean the floors of the White House,"
Benjamin Emanuel, father of Obama's new chief of staff, demonstrating in Press TV last Saturday that even the Cool Aid Kid has problems.
"I'm convinced we are going to have a first-class working relationship,"
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd after telephoning a newly elected Barack Obama and quoted in the Herald Sun on 8 November 2008.
Please, could someone put a child lock on his phone.
Herald Sun reader brad of melbourne writing about Rudd on the same day.