E&OE… JULIE BISHOP:           Mr Speaker, I seek your indulgence to make a brief statement. SPEAKER:                   The Member for Curtin may proceed. JULIE BISHOP:           Mr Speaker, during the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to closely consider the future of the Coalition Government and the pending general election. I have closely observed Prime [...]

2019-02-21T16:54:14+08:00February 21st, 2019|


JULIE BISHOP:           Ladies and gentlemen, I simply love Hong Kong. Thank you to Andrew, Jacinta and the Australian Chamber of Commerce team for hosting us here today and for the work that they do in supporting the 1,400 or more members of the Chamber, who represent the strength and the diversity of the Australia-Hong Kong [...]

2019-02-08T08:30:45+08:00February 2nd, 2019|


E&OE… JULIE BISHOP: I’m absolutely delighted to welcome you here to my electorate office for the last 20 years. I particularly want to pay tribute this evening to Danielle Blain, the Liberal Party’s first female State President in Western Australia, for coming up with this initiative and being a driving force behind it. I also [...]

2018-12-20T09:19:43+08:00December 18th, 2018|

Women in building and construction lunch, Perth

E&OE… JULIE BISHOP: Thank you Sharri, thank you John, to the Master Builders Association and Bankwest, I’m delighted to be at this luncheon to celebrate the achievements of women in building and construction. And may I add my congratulations to Aly as the first female Apprentice of the Year? And may she pave the way for [...]

2018-12-04T09:07:28+08:00November 30th, 2018|

La Trobe University, Bold Thinking Series, Melbourne

E&OE… JULIE BISHOP: I'm absolutely delighted to be here this evening for the La Trobe University Bold Thinking Series. This evening I'll speak about a number of issues that are challenging the ideals of liberal democracies around the world, and indeed here in Australia, and what appears to be a declining confidence in government. First [...]

2018-11-26T16:31:11+08:00November 22nd, 2018|

Ocean Respect Racing, Wild Oats X Launch, Woolwich Dock, Sydney

E&OE… JULIE BISHOP: Thank you Michelle and Stacey. Yes we did plan this weather to show the different types of conditions! History is filled with stories of women - particularly young females - who take to disguising themselves as men in order to take part in the man's world. Female authors used to use male [...]

2018-11-29T09:59:07+08:00November 22nd, 2018|

Western Suburbs Business Association Breakfast, Perth

E&OE… JULIE BISHOP: I liked your analogy of the number of Andrews compared with the number of female CEOs. I also understand that there are more men named Andrew in the Federal Parliament than there are women in the federal Cabinet. #justsaying. Thank you for your introduction and Nicole, thank you for your kind and [...]

2018-11-26T16:29:05+08:00November 16th, 2018|

Future of women, Off The Record, Sydney

JULIE BISHOP: I thank Ally for that kind introduction, Helen McCabe, the instigator and genius behind this initiative. I am absolutely delighted to see so many people here this evening and allow me to acknowledge a few. My former colleague the Honourable Helen Coonan, my backbench colleague, and a warrior. Julia Banks was the only [...]

2018-11-08T13:32:02+08:00October 30th, 2018|

US Mission Award for Excellence, Us Embassy Canberra

JULIE BISHOP: Thank you Jim Caruso – the finest US Ambassador Australia never had. Former Ministerial staff, Frances Adamson, diplomats, ladies and gentlemen. I am deeply honoured and touched by this award medal in the name of Eleanor Roosevelt. I first became conscious of the role of the First Lady and the White House when [...]

2018-11-02T15:11:19+08:00October 24th, 2018|