Transcripts 2017-12-07T08:27:34+00:00

Auckland Bilateral Press Conference, Auckland

10 February 2018 AUCKLAND BILATERAL PRESS CONFERENCE AUCKLAND WINSTON PETERS: This is the final day of the six monthly Foreign Ministers’ consultations.  We’ve had a very fruitful discussion on a range of things of interest to our two countries, our regions, our trading business, our aid positions, and matters of concern such as terrorism and dare I say it, North Korea was raised as well.  It was a very topical meeting and good preparations for our Prime Minister’s meeting in March, it was very worthwhile in that respect.  Thank you very much for coming along Foreign Minister. JULIE BISHOP: Thank [...]

February 10th, 2018|

Sky News – Interview with James O’Doherty

Transcript, E&OE Sofitel Auckland 10 February 2018 JAMES O'DOHERTY:             Foreign Minister, thanks for your time you've now met with Jacinda Ardern, tell me how did that meeting come about? JULIE BISHOP:                       We had a very pleasant dinner last evening hosted by Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Prime Minister Ardern attended and it was a delightful evening. JAMES O'DOHERTY:And what did you talk about with the Prime Minister Ardern? JULIE BISHOP:                       It was a rather informal dinner, it was an opportunity for us to introduce our new High Commissioner Ewen McDonald to our New Zealand friends and it was an [...]

February 10th, 2018|

Newstalk ZB – Interview with Larry Williams

Transcript, E&OE 8 February 2018 LARRY WILLIAMS:                Minister, good evening to you. JULIE BISHOP:                       Good evening. Good to be with you. LARRY WILLIAMS:                So what’s going to be on the agenda with Mr Peters? Is it more than just Australian-New Zealand relationships?    JULIE BISHOP:                       Well it’s an opportunity for me to get to know your Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters better. I have met him but of course it’s important to build a strong relationship and friendship. We’ll be discussing a whole range of issues from bilateral matters between Australia and New Zealand, our focus on our region, [...]

February 8th, 2018|

Doorstop, Parliament House Canberra

Transcript, E&OE Parliament House, Canberra 8 February 2018 JOURNALIST: Foreign Minister, the case of James Ricketson, the Australian film maker in Cambodia – you’ve now taken the step of writing to Cambodia about his situation. Can you tell us what you said in that letter and the family has called for more sustained political pressure on the Cambodian regime over the situation, are you willing to apply that pressure? JULIE BISHOP: In these cases where Australians find themselves in difficulties overseas, we have to be very careful not to do anything that could be counter-productive. We have been providing consular assistance ever [...]

February 8th, 2018|

Radio Interview with Tim McMillan, 882 6PR

  4 February 2018 RADIO INTERVIEW WITH TIM MCMILLAN – 882 6PR E&OE… TIM MCMILLAN:       In this episode, we’re going to delve inside the life of someone who has led her way in the field of politics. She began her political life in 1998 as the Member for Curtin and since then has served as the Minister for Aging, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues, Minister for Education, Science and Training, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, currently Minister for Foreign Affairs and also at times Acting-Prime Minister as well. She’s a lady of very many hats. It [...]

February 4th, 2018|

Doorstop with Sarah Henderson MP, Member for Corangamite, Avalon Aiport Victoria

4 February 2018 DOORSTOP WITH SARAH HENDERSON MP, MEMBER FOR CORANGAMITE AVALON AIRPORT, VICTORIA E&OE… JULIE BISHOP: I am very pleased to be here in Avalon with the Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson on this auspicious occasion – the announcement that Avalon Airport will have an international carrier, AirAsia, conducting twice daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Australia. This is great news for Avalon, for Geelong, for this region and also increases Australia’s connections and engagement with South East Asia. It is a very exciting day and I want to congratulate Sarah Henderson. She has been a passionate advocate for [...]

February 4th, 2018|

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News, Los Angeles

29 January 2018 INTERVIEW WITH KIERAN GILBERT, SKY NEWS LOS ANGELES KIERAN GILBERT: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop joins us from Los Angeles and before we get onto US related issues I want to ask you about the Sky News/Reachtel poll that we’ve been reporting this morning that shows a majority of Australians surveyed support the New Zealand government offer to take refugees from Manus and Nauru, is it time for the government to take this offer up? JULIE BISHOP: Over successive elections it’s become quite apparent that Australians also want the government to be in control of border protection and [...]

January 29th, 2018|

Interview with Philip Williams, ABC The World, Los Angeles

29 January 2018 INTERVIEW WITH PHILIP WILLIAMS, ABC THE WORLD LOS ANGELES PHILIP WILLIAMS: Well Foreign Minister Julie Bishop doesn’t believe China and Russia pose any direct military threat to Australia. This despite the US’ recently published national defence strategy which singles out the two superpowers as threats greater than terrorism. Our chief foreign correspondent Philip Williams spoke to the Foreign Minister from Los Angeles about this, Australia’s arm sales, and the foreign policy agenda for the year. Welcome Minister, thanks very much for talking to The World. You’re in the US at a very interesting time because there’s a [...]

January 29th, 2018|

Doorstop interview, Cottesloe Beach

DOORSTOP INTERVIEW WITH BRAD FARMER, AUSTRALIA'S BEACH AMBASSADOR  BRAD FARMER:        It is my great honour to be here today in Perth, Western Australia, one of the great beaches in Australia and particularly here on the iconic Cottesloe Beach. It is again my great honour to introduce to you in a moment the Federal Member for Curtin, you'd know her better as the Foreign Minister of Australia, Julie Bishop whose local beach is right behind us. We're announcing today Australia's best 101 beaches. It's become an annual list of beaches, the most authoritative and independent list of beaches in Australia. My name [...]

December 15th, 2017|

Joint Press Conference, Sydney International Airport

PRESS CONFERENCE SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT JULIE BISHOP:           I’m pleased to be here this morning with Minister Michael Keenan because today new passport laws come into effect that will stop convicted child sex offenders from travelling overseas. About 12 months ago Michael Keenan and I promised to develop new laws that would tackle the child sex tourism trade. About 800 Australian registered child sex offenders travelled overseas last year, about 40 percent of them did so in breach of their reporting obligations. People who are on the National Child Sex Register have committed the most serious child sex crimes, including in [...]

December 13th, 2017|

Doorstop Interview with Liberal Candidate for Bennelong, John Alexander

DOORSTOP INTERVIEW WITH LIBERAL CANDIDATE FOR BENNELONG JULIE BISHOP:           I am absolutely delighted to be back here in Bennelong with our candidate John Alexander, and we are here in the innovation capital of New South Wales – John would say Australia – here visiting AstraZeneca Australia. This is a biopharmaceutical company based here in Bennelong that employs over 900 people here. They manufacture and sell overseas, as well as in Australia, pharmaceuticals. Two of their biggest markets are in China and Japan, and of course under a Coalition Government we negotiated and finalised free trade agreements with both China and [...]

December 12th, 2017|

Sky News, interview with Kieran Gilbert

Transcript, E&OE Sydney 12 December 2017 JOURNALIST: Let’s go live to the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop now. Minister, thanks for your time. This attempted attack could have been a lot worse? JULIE BISHOP: It is a shocking reminder that a terrorist attack can occur anywhere at any time. Thankfully the device didn't work as clearly intended, but nevertheless it is a terrible reminder, and Australians who are planning to travel to New York should continue with their plans, however they should also be very aware of the directions of local authorities, should they be in the region. JOURNALIST: And this is, as we're [...]

December 12th, 2017|

Today Show, interview with Chris Uhlmann

Transcript, E&OE Sydney 12 December 2017 JOURNALIST: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop joins us now. Good morning. JULIE BISHOP: Good morning, Chris. JOURNALIST: Foreign Minister, we understand that the bomb did detonate early and that could have been a life saver in this event. What is your reaction to this? This is exactly the kind of attack that the government is preparing for. JULIE BISHOP: This is a shocking reminder that a terrorist attack can take place anywhere at any time. Clearly the device didn't go off as intended and we can be thankful for that, but Australians intending to travel to New York should [...]

December 12th, 2017|

Sunrise, interview with David Koch

Transcript, E&OE Sydney 12 December 2017 JOURNALIST: We're joined now by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Minister, Australians really need to be careful going to New York after this? JULIE BISHOP: Australians should continue with their travel plans, but this is another shocking reminder that a terrorist attack can take place anywhere. So I urge people to be vigilant, be aware and follow the directions of local authorities, and I also suggest that people log onto our smartraveller website before they travel overseas to get the latest advice. JOURNALIST: That website is just so good. Anyone travelling should check in all the time on [...]

December 12th, 2017|

Interview with Deborah Knight, 2GB Sydney

2GB, SYDNEY INTERVIEW WITH DEBORAH KNIGHT JOURNALIST:             Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop joins us on the line. Good afternoon, good morning to you in Brisbane, Julie. JULIE BISHOP:           Good afternoon Deborah, how are you? JOURNALIST:             I am well. Look, we want to talk spies in a second because there’s plenty of detail we want to go through there, but first up, Sam Dastyari. He’s finally gone, it’s been a saga. How damaging is this for Labor? JULIE BISHOP:           Well Sam Dastyari has finally acknowledged that he’s unfit to represent the Australian people, but Bill Shorten should [...]

December 12th, 2017|

Doorstop Interview, Parliament House, Canberra

Doorstop Interview Parliament House, Canberra 7 December 2017 JOURNALIST:             What’s your reaction to Donald Trump’s position on Jerusalem? JULIE BISHOP:           The Australian Government is committed to a two-state solution whereby the Israeli people and the Palestinian people can live in peace side-by-side within internationally recognised boundaries and that remains our foreign policy objective in relation to the issues in Israel with the Israeli State and the Palestinian authority. We will not be taking steps to move our Embassy. It will continue to offer diplomatic representation in Tel Aviv. JOURNALIST:             Palestinians have said that this is a declaration of war. [...]

December 7th, 2017|

ABC RN Breakfast, Interview with Fran Kelly

ABC RN Breakfast Interview with Fran Kelly  7 December 2017 JOURNALIST:             Earlier this morning I spoke with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. JULIE BISHOP:           Good morning Fran. JOURNALIST:             The US has become the first country to formally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Pope Francis has expressed his deep worry at this announcement. How much harder now will it be to achieve peace in the Middle East? JULIE BISHOP:           We believe that the best outcome for the Israeli and Palestinian people is for there to be a negotiated two-state solution where the people of Israel and the people of Palestine [...]

December 7th, 2017|

Today Show, Interview with Richard Wilkins

1 December 2017 TODAY SHOW, SYDNEY INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD WILKINS JOURNALIST: I am joined now by the Minister of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who is here to launch G'Day USA today. A very special time Julie but first, what is your favourite Fleetwood Mac song? JULIE BISHOP: I am a Fleetwood Mac fan and I remember seeing them perform live in Adelaide. Their ‘Rumours’ album had just come out, so anything off ‘Rumours’, but probably 'Go Your Own Way'. JOURNALIST: Go Your Own, very good. Stevie Nicks fan? JULIE BISHOP: I love Stevie Nicks. When she and Lindsey Buckingham joined [...]

December 1st, 2017|

Sky News First Edition, Interview with Kieran Gilbert

1 December 2017 SKY NEWS FIRST EDITION, SYDNEY INTERVIEW WITH KIERAN GILBERT JOURNALIST: We're live to the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop who joins us at an event, G'Day USA, in fact the 15th anniversary of G'Day USA. Minister, I'll ask you about that a bit later – but first on Rex Tillerson. His future doesn't look great in the Trump Administration, does that worry you? JULIE BISHOP: I have formed a very close personal and professional working relationship with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. I think he has represented the United States interests exceedingly well and particularly in our region [...]

December 1st, 2017|

Doorstop Interview, Sydney

1 December 2017 DOORSTOP INTERVIEW SYDNEY JULIE BISHOP: Good morning. The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steve Ciobo and I have launched the 2018 program for G’Day USA. This is our annual showcase of Australian talent, innovation, goods and services and opportunities with the United States. Next year, 2018, will be the 15th year of G’Day USA which is Australia’s premier public and economic diplomacy initiative to drive further investment and trade with the largest economy in the world and our close strategic partner, the United States. STEVEN CIOBO: Thanks Julie. It’s terrific to be here with Julie this [...]

December 1st, 2017|