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Media Releases 2017-07-25T15:51:20+00:00

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|

Conciliation between Australia and Timor-Leste

Joint media release Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP Leader of the Government in the Senate, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC 29 August 2016 Australia is participating in the first meeting of the Conciliation Commission proceedings brought by Timor-Leste under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in The Hague. We will deliver a statement explaining the background of the dispute between Australia and Timor-Leste, as well as our position on matters relating to the legal competence (jurisdiction) of the Commission. In line with our pre-existing, legally binding treaties, which are in full [...]

August 29th, 2016|

Australia-ASEAN Council Grants

Media release 29 August 2016 Today I announce the recipients of 13 grants funded by the Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC). The AAC generates opportunities for Australian business to work with partners in South-East Asia to deliver projects in the fields of education, trade and business, science and innovation and the arts. These innovative projects will make an important contribution to building strong links between Australia and the countries and peoples of South-East Asia. The successful projects include: Building links between women leaders working in the transport sector in ASEAN (University of Queensland); Forensic training for first responders (police and emergency services) [...]

August 29th, 2016|

Kerry Jane Wilson

Media release 29 August 2016 I confirm that Kerry Jane Wilson, who was abducted in Afghanistan in April this year, has been released, and she is now safe and well. I am relieved for Kerry Jane, and her family with whom I have remained in close contact. I deeply appreciate the work of the authorities in Afghanistan whose support and assistance facilitated her release, as well as Australian consular staff who continue to provide assistance to Ms Wilson and her family. To protect those who remain captive or face the risk of kidnapping in Afghanistan and elsewhere, the Government will [...]

August 29th, 2016|

Council for Australian-Arab Relations 2016-17 Grants

Media release 29 August 2016 Today I announce the recipients of 12 new grants funded by the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR). The CAAR seeks to broaden and strengthen relations between Australia and the Arab world. This round of grants totals over $300,000 and supports the Government's public and economic diplomacy goals. The successful projects include: Arab Film Festival Australia will host its annual Festival in 2017, expanding to Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth; An exhibition partnership between the Royal Heritage Directorate of Jordan and the Australian War Memorial, which will highlight Australia's involvement in the Great Arab Revolt (1916-18) [...]

August 29th, 2016|

Ambassador to Germany

Media release 26 August 2016 Today I announce the appointment of Ms Lynette Wood as Australia's next Ambassador to Germany, with non-resident accreditation to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Germany and Australia have a close and productive relationship, sharing common strategic and security objectives. We will further strengthen our engagement on shared foreign, defence and security priorities through the inaugural 2+2 strategic dialogue between Foreign and Defence Ministers of both countries, taking place in September this year. Germany is Australia’s eleventh largest trading partner and fifth largest destination for foreign investment. We also look forward to engaging with Germany throughout their G20 [...]

August 26th, 2016|

Ambassador to Sweden

Media release 24 August 2016 Today I announce the appointment of Mr Jonathan Kenna as Australia's next Ambassador to Sweden. Mr Kenna will also have non-resident accreditation to Estonia, Finland and Latvia. Australia enjoys friendly and constructive relationships with Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia. We cooperate closely on a range of global issues including international security, disarmament and arms control, human rights and support for the multilateral trading system. Sweden and Australia share important bilateral and economic links, particularly in trade and education. Our two-way investment was valued at $7 billion in 2014-15. An estimated 34,000 Swedish tourists visit and [...]

August 24th, 2016|