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Media Releases2017-07-25T15:51:20+08:00

Women’s Weekly Women of the Future Awards, Sydney

5 September 2018   KEYNOTE SPEECH Women’s Weekly Women of the Future Awards, Sydney   E&OE… JULIE BISHOP:           Virginia, it’s not like me to detail what I meant by a particular act, but I have created a wave of red shoe emojis on every text message I have received since that date! Thank you for that introduction, I am delighted to be here at the Australian Women’s Weekly AGL Women of the Future Awards. I’m honoured to be one of the judges on the panel and I acknowledge Dame Quentin here today and I wish Tanya Plibersek had been able [...]

September 6th, 2018|

Doorstop, Senate Courtyard Parliament House

  E&OE… I am here this morning to say thank you. The chain of events that unfolded last week was at such a rapid pace that I had to make a number of, what some might say were life changing decisions, without giving them my usual due regard for the consequences. While I am very comfortable with the decisions that I have made there were a number of people that I didn’t speak to directly who are those most affected by them. First, I want to say to my Liberal colleagues, thank you for supporting me as the Deputy of [...]

August 28th, 2018|


Today I advised the Prime Minister that I will be resigning from my Cabinet position as Minister for Foreign Affairs. I will remain on the backbench as a strong voice for Western Australia. I have been pre-selected by the Liberal Party for the seat of Curtin and I have made no decision regarding the next election.

August 26th, 2018|

Nerve agent attack in UK

Joint media release: The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister The Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs 15 March 2018 The Australian Government is gravely concerned that a military-grade nerve agent developed by Russia has been used in an attack on 4 March in the United Kingdom. We share the UK’s outrage over this targeted attempt to commit murder using chemical weapons. Australia condemns the use of chemical weapons by anyone, anywhere, under any circumstances. There is no circumstance that justifies the use of such indiscriminate, abhorrent weapons. UK Prime Minister May has made a compelling case on [...]

March 15th, 2018|

Rottnest Swim for Paralympian Katrina Porter OAM

  21February 2018 ROTTNEST SWIM FOR PARALYMPIAN KATRINA PORTER OAM Member for Curtin Julie Bishop MP met with young sportswoman and Curtin local, Katrina Porter OAM, at Cottesloe Beach on Friday 16 February. After 12 years of representing Australia in the Paralympic Swimming Team, Katrina has chosen to pursue her love of open water swimming and will undertake her first solo Rottnest Channel Swim on Saturday 24 February. “The Rottnest Channel Swim is one of my favourite local sporting events and I was delighted to hear about Katrina’s first solo crossing,” “We discussed her training program and her preparations both [...]

February 21st, 2018|

Governor General to Deliver Australia’s National Statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council

Joint media release The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Foreign Minister 21 February 2018 We are pleased to announce that the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret'd) will travel to Switzerland from 25 to 28 February to represent Australia at the High-Level Segment of the 37th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The Governor-General will deliver Australia's National Statement to the High-Level Segment during our first session as a new Human Rights Council member. The High-Level Segment is the most prominent event on the [...]

February 21st, 2018|

Contract awarded for Ashton Avenue Bridge replacement, Joint Media Release

Joint Media Release Minister for Foreign Affairs and Federal Member for Curtin, the Hon Julie Bishop MP  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP  WA Minister for Transport, Planning; Lands, the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA 31 January 2018 Contract awarded for Ashton Avenue Bridge replacement Ageing Claremont bridge to be replaced by the end of the year Upgrade to improve traffic flow and safely support more efficient freight vehicles Federal funding to be delivered under Bridges Renewal Program Round  Claremont’s ageing Ashton Avenue Bridge has taken another step towards replacement with the construction [...]

January 31st, 2018|


  3 January 2018 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS INCLUSIVE SPORTING FACILITIES Member for Curtin Julie Bishop MP congratulated Swan Canoe Club in Mosman Park on being awarded a Federal Government grant for the construction of purpose-built infrastructure allowing safe access to the water for those with disabilities.    Under the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme Round Three the Swan Canoe Club will receive $10,000 towards the construction of ramps and widening of internal doors.   This project will deliver on the Club’s commitment to its members and to Rocky Bay Disability Services to strengthen the inclusion of people with disabilities in [...]

January 3rd, 2018|

Federal Government Advances Curtin Innovation

The Hon Julie Bishop MP Minister for Foreign Affairs Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party Federal Member for Curtin 7 December 2017   FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ADVANCES CURTIN INNOVATION Member for Curtin Julie Bishop MP congratulated local businesses Emvision Medical Devices and First Graphite Limited on receiving significant federal funding for the development of their respective projects. Emvision, with the support of a $2.6 million grant, will partner with The University of Queensland, GE Healthcare Australia, and Metro South Hospital and Health Service to deliver a portable, non-invasive brain scanner for early stroke detection and monitoring. Nedlands-based First Graphite Limited, with [...]

December 7th, 2017|

Curtin Business wins at Export Awards

The Hon Julie Bishop MP Minister for Foreign Affairs Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party Federal Member for Curtin 7 December 2017   CURTIN BUSINESS WINS AT EXPORT AWARDS   Member for Curtin Julie Bishop MP congratulated local business Linear Clinical Research on winning a prestigious award at the 55th Australian Export Awards on Tuesday evening in Canberra. Linear was announced as winner of the Business Services category for their excellence in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, particularly their dedication to early phase clinical trials. Minister Bishop said the awards honour the innovation and achievement of Australian companies. “I met [...]

December 7th, 2017|

Curtin Youth Awarded Prestigious New Colombo Plan Scholarship

5 December 2017 CURTIN YOUTH AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS NEW COLOMBO PLAN SCHOLARSHIP Member for Curtin Julie Bishop MP has announced that a University student from the Curtin electorate has been awarded an Australian Government scholarship to live, study and intern in the Indo-Pacific. Hayley Winchcombe from Crawley has won one of only 120 prestigious 2018 New Colombo Plan scholarships awarded across Australia to support our nation’s best and brightest to engage with our region. Hayley, a Bachelor of Philosophy Honours student from the University of Western Australia will study politics and Asia-Pacific studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore for eight [...]

December 5th, 2017|

Australian Government Invests in Local Resource Sector Innovation

THE HON JULIE BISHOP MP Minister for Foreign Affairs Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party Federal Member for Curtin SENATOR THE HON MICHAELIA CASH Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Senator for Western Australia SENATOR THE HON MATT CANAVAN Minister for Resources and Northern Australia JOINT MEDIA RELEASE 29 November 2017 AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT INVESTS IN LOCAL RESOURCE SECTOR INNOVATION Member for Curtin Julie Bishop MP congratulates the University of Western Australia (UWA) on being awarded a grant to aid the development of the LNG Futures Facility. It is one of eight innovative projects to receive $4.8 million in funding [...]

November 29th, 2017|

Julie Bishop Officially Opens Local Innovation Hub

 2 November 2017 JULIE BISHOP OFFICIALLY OPENS LOCAL INNOVATION HUB Member for Curtin Julie Bishop MP opened the Centre for Entrepreneurial Enterprise and Innovation (CERI) in Nedlands on Thursday and congratulated them on being awarded a MTPConnect Project Fund program grant. Under this program, CERI as lead consortium member has been awarded $1 million to develop its Accelerating Australia Stage 2 project, an initiative focused on biomedical research and services. “CERI is a world-class research and innovation hub right here in the Curtin electorate,” Minister Bishop said. “The Accelerating Australia Stage 2 project will enhance the innovation, productivity and competitiveness [...]

November 2nd, 2017|

Investing in Indigenous Students in Western Australia

ACTING PRIME MINISTER MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS The Hon Julie Bishop MP MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion 1 November 2017 Investing in indigenous students in western Australia $2.1 million for the Presbyterian Ladies’ College to create 96 scholarship places for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students Part of the Coalition Government’s $5 billion Indigenous Advancement Strategy Families across Western Australia will benefit from the creation of 96 scholarship places for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Presbyterian Ladies’ College will receive a $2.1 million funding boost to enable Indigenous students from across the state to gain [...]

November 1st, 2017|

Perth Modern Insights Into Politics

The Hon Julie Bishop MP Minister for Foreign Affairs Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party Federal Member for Curtin   26 October 2017   PERTH MODERN INSIGHTS INTO POLITICS   Member for Curtin Julie Bishop MP joined a group of 40 Perth Modern School students and their four teachers at Australian Parliament House this Monday. The Year 9 students, who were in Canberra as part of their Social Science studies, were at Parliament House for a guided tour when Minister Bishop dropped by. Minister Bishop welcomed the group to Canberra and presented them with certificates to commemorate their visit. Minister [...]

October 26th, 2017|

2017 Budget Delivers For Curtin Businesses and Families

The Turnbull Government is making the right choices to ensure our nation’s economic growth continues, so we can secure better days ahead for hardworking Curtin residents. “Our economic growth has been hard won and we have consistently outperformed the largest advanced economies in the world but we shouldn’t take our success for granted. We are helping hardworking Western Australians with a plan for more and better jobs, by securing the essential services they rely on and by easing cost of living pressures,” said Federal Member for Curtin and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. “The 2017 Budget delivers for the 21,256 small [...]

May 10th, 2017|

Turkey ANZAC Day commemorations

Turkey ANZAC Day commemorations Media release 24 April 2017 I will represent the Australian Government at ANZAC Day commemorations on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey on 24-25 April. I will also represent the Australian Government at the Turkish International and Memorial Services, the French Memorial Service and the Commonwealth and Irish Services. The Gallipoli campaign commenced on 25 April 1915, with the ANZAC landing near Gaba Tepe (later named Anzac Cove). By the end of the campaign, the ANZACs and the British, French and Indian troops who also fought on the Gallipoli peninsula, suffered 141,000 casualties. Approximately 8,700 Australians lost [...]

April 24th, 2017|

Curtin Students Sarah Tang and Akio Ho Named History Winners

30 November 2016   CURTIN STUDENTS SARAH TANG AND AKIO HO NAMED HISTORY WINNERS Sarah Tang from Perth Modern School and Akio Ho from Christ Church Grammar School in Curtin have each been awarded one of the nation’s top history honours. Member for Curtin Julie Bishop congratulated Sarah who was awarded National Young Historian in the ‘Democracy’ category and Akio Ho who was awarded WA Young Historian of the Year. Sarah and Akio were announced as Winners of the National History Challenge at a presentation ceremony in Canberra this week. Sarah and Akio’s projects demonstrated excellent research and analytical skills, [...]

December 9th, 2016|

Opinion – Western Australia share of GST, Hon Christian Porter MP

Hon Christian Porter MP Minister for Social Services Member for Pearce There is more than a little bit of irony in Nick Xenophon or Brendon Grylls arguing that Julie Bishop, Mathias Cormann and I have not done enough to get back more GST for WA. South Australia is a beneficiary of WA’s lost GST. The argument that WA should get more GST is one WA Federal Liberals put forcefully and frequently, including to Nick Xenophon. To think Nick would offer anything resembling support for that case is about as likely as a turkey voting for early Christmas. Grylls’ assertion is [...]

November 9th, 2016|

Joint Op-Ed with the Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Mr Bert Koenders

On 25 October 1616, Dutch mariner Dirk Hartog, commanding the Eendracht, made landfall on an island just off the Western Australian coast. He then famously nailed a pewter plate to a post before sailing north, charting the coast as he went. In so doing, Dirk Hartog became the second Dutchman to walk on Australian shores, after the arrival of Willem Janszoon in 1606. Together they were the first recorded Europeans to come upon a new land. These early journeys marked the beginning of engagement between the world’s oldest living culture, Aboriginal Australians, and the new seafaring merchants of Europe. Within [...]

November 2nd, 2016|