Regional Risks For Business Report Launch, World Economic Forum Global Futures Council, Dubai

E&OE… QUESTION: And the same question to Julie Bishop - you have a different set of risks, slightly different in Australia than parts of the wider East Asia Pacific region? JULIE BISHOP: The East Asia Pacific risk was cyber-attacks at number one and, in Australia specifically, at number two. So this report is extremely timely because as we are living in a more interconnected, engaged, competitive, contested, congested world, the fact that cyber-attacks was seen as the number one risk by business is of vital importance. It is important also to note that growth in Asia continues to lead the [...]

November 12th, 2018|

World Economic Forum, Global Futures Council Opening Plenary, Dubai

E&OE… HADLEY GAMBLE: Once again, good afternoon everybody, and welcome to this very exciting panel with the World Economic Forum and CNBC News. My name is Hadley Gamble, and thank you so much for joining us. Now, today we're in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution and technology is changing everything; it's changing how we work, how we live and certainly even how we relate to one another. The future is all about communication, and let's face it, right now what we have is some serious failure to communicate. Now, in terms of the multilateral world order that we've [...]

November 11th, 2018|

Doorstop Future Women, Sydney

JOURNALIST: Okay. Well Julie, what do you make of everyone being asked to wear a touch of red tonight in a show of solidarity towards you and I guess the treatment of women in Australian politics? JULIE BISHOP: I'm deeply honoured that the organisers thought it appropriate to ask the participants to wear a splash of red. I think it might hark back to the red shoes I wore on the day I resigned as Foreign Minister! But it's wonderful to see so many women of all ages and backgrounds, coming together for this new media platform that Helen McCabe [...]

October 30th, 2018|

Women in National Security conference, Hyatt, Canberra

JULIE BISHOP: Thank you, Rory, Vice-Chancellor, Aunty Matilda — thank you for that beautiful welcome to country, ladies and gentlemen. I am truly delighted to be here today, first because I support the concept of a conference on women in national security, as does everybody in this audience quite evidently and I am delighted that so many women are here amongst those present, but secondly I am very interested in the rather intoxicating topic of “The Future of Power” and I am delighted by the opportunity to speak about it. During my time as Australia’s Foreign Minister and, indeed, during [...]

October 24th, 2018|

Doorstop women in National Security conference

JOURNALIST: (Inaudible) Jamal Khashoggi. What steps should be taken against that regime? JULIE BISHOP: Well clearly this is a very disturbing incident and there is an investigation underway and I don’t want to give a running commentary at this time but I think it is entirely appropriate for the Australian Government to pull out of the Saudi conference as a demonstration of our concern over the way this has been handled, but there is an investigation underway. JOURNALIST: Ms Bishop your views on former Prime Ministers attending delegations on behalf of Australia? Do you think Malcolm Turnbull should still go [...]

October 24th, 2018|

Doorstop US Mission Award for Excellence, US Embassy Canberra

JOURNALIST: Can you comment on the Australian political cycle, process, the way that has been conducted will affect ultimately our external relations? JULIE BISHOP: I was Australia's Foreign Minister for five years. In the life of some ministries that is an eternity. During that time I was able to establish very strong connections with the Obama Administration and then the Trump Administration. But of course our relationship with the United States is so deep and so broad that changes of personnel do not alter and the strength and the depth and the trust that exists between our two nations. JOURNALIST: [...]

October 24th, 2018|

Business News – Success and Leadership Breakfast Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth

PETER KENNEDY: Thanks very much Mark and Julie, good morning. JULIE BISHOP: Good morning. PETER KENNEDY: Eight weeks ago you were Foreign Minister, walking the world stage and also Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party. Now you’re a backbencher, how much do you miss it? JULIE BISHOP: Of course I miss it, it was an extraordinary privilege to represent Australia on the world stage and I have to admit, I loved every minute of being Foreign Minister. In fact when I first went into Parliament I had a secret ambition to one day be Australia’s Foreign Minister, but it was [...]

October 12th, 2018|

Keynote address Meridian180 launch UNSW, Sydney

JULIE BISHOP: Fleur, thank you for your kind introduction, and I’m delighted to be here today at UNSW Sydney to officially launch Meridian 180, a timely initiative that is designed to drive discussion and debate on regional and global issues. The theme focusing on trust is particularly pertinent given that we are living in a very volatile, complex, ever-changing world. We are facing dramatic change, in fact, change is the one constant in our lives. Technological advances are disrupting the way we live, work and engage, on a scale and at a pace perhaps unprecedented in human history. We are [...]

October 5th, 2018|

Interview with Mick Malthouse and Jacinta Parsons, ABC Melbourne Breakfast

E&OE… JACINTA PARSONS:  Good morning Julie. JULIE BISHOP:           Good morning Jacinta, good morning Mick, and the crowd there. It sounds very excitable in the Pullman today.    JACINTA PARSONS:  Now, we’ve decided to lay down any serious conversations around politics, we are not going to be talking about gender equity or fractured Liberal parties or anything like that. Today we are going to welcome you as the football fan that you are. You are the Number 1 ticket holder for West Coast? JULIE BISHOP:           That’s right. I have been involved with the Club in one way or another for many [...]

October 2nd, 2018|

Interview with Tim McMillan, 882 6PR, Perth

26 September 2018 E&OE… TIM MCMILLAN:       Julie Bishop joins us on the program. Good morning Julie. JULIE BISHOP:           Good morning Tim and what a great week it is in the lead up to the Grand Final. TIM MCMILLAN:       Yes, a few more sleeps to go. I do want to speak to you about a couple of other issues as well but let’s get to the most important issue at the moment, Julie, the Grand Final. You are the Eagles Number 1 ticket holder. Can I ask do they look after your getting over there and a decent seat at [...]

September 26th, 2018|

Doorstop Interview, Parliament House, Canberra

13 September 2018   DOORSTOP INTERVIEW PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA E&OE… JOURNALIST:             Do you agree with Mr Turnbull that Peter Dutton should be referred to the High Court? JULIE BISHOP:           That’s a matter for the Prime Minister or indeed the Leader of the Opposition to determine. If there is a vote on the matter I will make my mind up at that time, but of course we want clarity around the standing of all Members of Parliament. JOURNALIST:             Is the best option for Peter Dutton to actually voluntarily refer himself? JULIE BISHOP:           That is a matter for Peter Dutton. We all [...]

September 13th, 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|

Radio interviwe with Stephen Dziedzic, ABC Pacific Beat

STEPHEN DZIEDZIC: Australia's Foreign Minister has called on other countries, to step up their aid contributions to Pacific Island nations. Julie Bishop made the comments while she has been in Samoa, and came after the Lowy Institute released a landmark analysis showing that Australia is still by far the largest aid donor in the region, but China has made plenty of big promises which could see it close the gap with Australia in the future. The issue of Australian and Chinese aid in Samoa has recently had increased attention, after the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele made some rather pointed comments [...]

August 10th, 2018|

Doorstop, Apia, Samoa

Transcript, E&OE Apia, Samoa 9 August 2018 JOURNALIST: The Lowy Institute has found that Australia is still by far the most significant donor to the Pacific Island but your contribution has still fallen from $1.2 billion to $800 million. Will this strategy continue or will it be stabilised? JULIE BISHOP: Those figures are, in fact, not correct. The Australian aid investment in the Pacific is at a record level, $1.3 billion this year and in 2016 the figure you quoted, it was actually over $1.1 billion. I think the mistake was that people are using US dollars whereas the Pacific [...]

August 9th, 2018|

Radio interview with Fran Kelly, ABC RN Breakfast

FRAN KELLY: The debate over Chinese influence in the Pacific will be further fuelled today by a new report that shows the Beijing will soon overtake Australia as being the biggest donor to the region. China has showered more than $1 billion on Pacific nations since 2011 but has pledged almost $6 billion more. While Australia remains the number one donor by a long way, aid from Canberra has decreased over this same period. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will release this report today at a meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum, she joins us from Samoa. Julie Bishop, welcome back [...]

August 9th, 2018|

Doorstop, Samoa

JOURNALIST: The Lowy Institute has found that Australia is still by far the most significant donor to the Pacific Island but your contribution has still fallen from $1.2 billion to $800 million. Will this strategy continue or will it be stabilised? JULIE BISHOP: Those figures are, in fact, not correct. The Australian aid investment in the Pacific is at a record level, $1.3 billion this year and in 2016 the figure you quoted, it was actually over $1.1 billion. I think the mistake was that people are using US dollars whereas the Pacific and Australia use Australian dollar statistics, and that doesn’t [...]

August 9th, 2018|

Press conference with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini

JULIE BISHOP: Good afternoon. I am delighted to welcome to Sydney, Australia, High Representative Federica Mogherini from the EU. Federica and I have become close friends over the years that we have been in our respective roles, but this is her first official visit to Australia and we are delighted to have Federica and her delegation here. We meet on so many occasions around the world, and we have shared views and perspectives on many occasions. It has been a pleasure to have an in-depth and very thoughtful discussion with you today. Australia and the EU are natural partners. In fact, [...]

August 8th, 2018|

Interview with Georgie Gardner, Today Show, Bali

GEORGIE GARDNER: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop joins us now from Bali. Minister, good morning to you. The death toll is edging towards a hundred, as you know, many more injured. What’s the latest? Are any Australians among those injured? JULIE BISHOP: Good morning Georgie. The death toll is rising, we understand it is about 98 at this stage, it could well go higher. There are no reports of any Australian casualties or serious injury. We are providing consular support to a number of Australians. We have sent five of our consular staff from Jakarta and Bali consulate to Lombok and they are [...]

August 7th, 2018|

Interview with Natalie Barr, Sunrise, Jakarta

NATALIE BARR: It’s the second earthquake to strike Indonesia in recent days, with tremors felt as far away as Jakarta. Joining us now, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop who is in Bali today. Morning to you, Minister. You landed in Indonesia shortly after the quake hit. The pictures we’re seeing are devastating. How bad is it on the ground? JULIE BISHOP: Good morning Nat. The death toll is continuing to rise. The authorities put it at about 98 but it could well go higher. The damage on Lombok island is widespread. The epicentre of the quake was in northern Lombok and so we’ve [...]

August 7th, 2018|

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News, Bali

KIERAN GILBERT:      Minister Julie Bishop joins me and Minister I know you arrived in Bali just minutes after that magnitude 7 quake. Can you give us an update on what the response is and any Australians caught up in it? JULIE BISHOP:           Thanks Kieran. The death toll is rising, local authorities now put it at about 98, but it could well go higher and our thoughts are with the families of those affected by this earthquake. It is the second in a week and it's a very significant one. There were aftershocks last night. There is widespread damage on Lombok [...]

August 7th, 2018|