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Doorstop interview – Cairns

Transcript, E&OE Cairns 14 May 2017 JULIE BISHOP: I’m very pleased to be here in Cairns co-hosting with the Queensland Government a visit of about 75 Canberra-based foreign diplomats to Far North Queensland. This is an opportunity to showcase the trade and investment opportunities in Far North Queensland to 75 countries and more around the world. This is the fourth time I have hosted a diplomat corps visit to regional Australia and on each occasion, you can see increased awareness of the diversity of the Australian economy, and the focus on increasing two-way trade between Australia and other countries. We [...]

May 14th, 2017|

Doorstop interview with The Hon Michael McCormack MP, Minister for Small Business

Transcript, E&OE Wagga Wagga 12 May 2017 MICHAEL MCCORMACK: Well it’s fantastic to have Julie Bishop the Foreign Affairs Minister and the Deputy Leader of the Federal Liberal Party here in Wagga Wagga today. We’ve just witnessed a milestone occasion where Regional Express and their Australian Airline Pilot Academy graduated 24 pilots — 17 of them outstanding, exceptional young pilots from Australia, and seven of them with the Vietnam Airlines. The relationship between Hanoi and Wagga Wagga has been sealed, a bridge permanently concreted, if you like. Also they’ve now got their epilates, they’ve got their wings — Julie Bishop [...]

May 12th, 2017|

Joint press conference with New Zealand Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee

Transcript, E&OE Sydney 4 May 2017 JULIE BISHOP: I am delighted to welcome to Sydney Gerry Brownlee, the New Zealand Foreign Minister, for his first visit to Australia as Foreign Minister. Gerry is well known to us in his former role as the New Zealand Minister for Defence. This visit is a part of the regular ministerial engagement that Australia and New Zealand have across the Tasman and I'm looking forward to meeting with Minister Brownlee on a regular basis, as I did in the past, and we will continue to have frank and open discussions about matters of concern [...]

May 4th, 2017|

ABC RN Breakfast – interview with Fran Kelly

Transcript, E&OE 4 May 2017 JOURNALIST: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is about to touch down in New York later today for his first face-to-face meeting with the US President Donald Trump. The get together on board the USS Intrepid is an opportunity to reset the relationship following their infamous blow-up in that first January phone call over the refugee resettlement deal. US engagement in Asia and the threat of nuclear war on the Korean peninsula are expected to dominate these talks. Over the past few months the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has worked with the Vice President Mike Pence to [...]

May 4th, 2017|

Doorstop interview – Adelaide

Transcript, E&OE Adelaide 3 May 2017 JOURNALIST: Minister is there anything more the Federal Government can do for Cassandra Sainsbury?   JULIE BISHOP: Currently we are providing consular assistance to an Australian woman who has been detained in Bogota. That consular assistance has included providing the names of local lawyers to her, but also visiting her and also ensuring that she has some personal hygiene goods and also relaying information to her family. We are of course providing consular assistance to her as she requires.   JOURNALIST: Does it appear that the evidence that has been made public doesn’t look good [...]

May 3rd, 2017|

ABC Radio ANZAC Day Special – Interview with Laura Tchilinguirian

Transcript, E&OE 25 April 2017 JOURNALIST:             The Dawn Service is due to get underway shortly in Gallipoli. This year the crowd is a little smaller than in previously years and security is tighter than ever before. Turkish armed police and military officers have been swabbing every vehicle heading into Anzac Cove. The Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, is in Gallipoli to speak at the Dawn Service and she's with me now on the phone. Hello, Minister. JULIE BISHOP:           Good morning, Laura. How are you? JOURNALIST:             Good. Thank you very much for taking the time to speak with us this [...]

April 25th, 2017|

Joint press conference, Australia-Japan Foreign and Defence Ministers’ Meeting (2+2), Tokyo

Transcript, E&OE The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Defence 20 April 2017 JULIE BISHOP        I want to thank our Japanese hosts, Ministers Kishida and Inada, for welcoming us to Tokyo at this time for our seventh 2+2 meeting, that is the Foreign and Defence Ministers Meeting between Australia and Japan. This an opportune and timely moment for us to come together to discuss regional and global threats, challenges and opportunities.  Ours is a special strategic partnership and this is an important designation for we are both advanced economies in [...]

April 20th, 2017|

Joint doorstop, Australian Embassy, Tokyo

Transcript, E&OE Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne 20 April 2017 JULIE BISHOP        Minister Payne and I are in Tokyo at an opportune moment because we are to meet this afternoon with the defence and foreign affairs ministers on matters of bilateral significance and regional and global importance.  Australia and Japan hold regular defence and foreign affairs meetings, called 2+2, and we will be meeting at a time of increased insecurity in our region, at a time when North Korea is acting in a provocative, illegal and belligerent [...]

April 20th, 2017|

Today Show – Interview with Sylvia Jeffreys

Transcript, E&OE Tokyo, Japan 20 April 2017 JOURNALIST: World leaders are meeting in Japan this morning as North Korea intensifies concerns over its nuclear program with a vow to launch missile tests every week. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is in the region and joins us now live from Tokyo. Minister, good morning to you. JULIE BISHOP: Good morning Sylvia. JOURNALIST: We will get to North Korea in just a moment. But first let me ask you about the tough new citizenship test announced yesterday. What prompted the crackdown? JULIE BISHOP: Australia's success as a nation has been built upon waves of immigration [...]

April 20th, 2017|

Sky News – interview with David Speers

Transcript, E&OE 18 April 2017 JOURNALIST: With me now is the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for more on this. Thank you for your time this afternoon. JULIE BISHOP: Good Afternoon. JOURNALIST: Now, as you’ve noted today the US isn’t taking the military option off the table. If it does come to that, would Australia be prepared to join any military action? JULIE BISHOP: What I understand the United States is saying to North Korea is cease ramping up your provocative behaviour, cease your nuclear and ballistic missile testing, because the aim for our region is to have a denuclearised Korean [...]

April 18th, 2017|

ABC AM – Interview with Kim Landers

Transcript, E&OE 18 April 2017 JOURNALIST:       The Foreign Affairs Minister is Julie Bishop and she joins me on the line. Minister, good morning. JULIE BISHOP:      Good morning. JOURNALIST:      North Korea's ambassador to the UN is accusing the US of bringing the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war – is he right? JULIE BISHOP:      North Korea has vastly increased the threat that it poses to regional and global peace, so any rise in tensions is entirely due to the provocative behaviour of North Korea. It's on a path to achieving nuclear weapons capability. We believe Kim Jong Un has [...]

April 18th, 2017|

Sunrise, interview with Samantha Armytage

Transcript, E&OE 10 April 2017 JOURNALIST: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop joins me now in the studio, Minister, good morning. Have you heard any warnings that ISIS is planning to target more Easter services, more Christian services? JULIE BISHOP: Tragically, ISIS is a barbaric organisation. They have no regard for religion, humanity, morality, ethics and they are a brutal terrorist organisation. We are aware that they are targeting Coptic Christians in Egypt but likewise, we have seen attacks elsewhere and we are concerned about Easter, but also any other places of mass gathering, even tourist sites are being subjected to attacks [...]

April 10th, 2017|

Sky News, First Edition, interview with Kieran Gilbert

Transcript, E&OE 10 April 2017 JOURNALIST: And we're joined live on First Edition by the Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop. Minister, thanks for your time. As we've seen a state of emergency declared in Egypt, more than 44 killed in two suicide bombings there. In Stockholm, the Swedes continue to mourn that terrorist attack of late last week. While the IS might be defeated in Iraq and Syria, defeating the ideology's going to be so much tougher, isn't it? JULIE BISHOP: That's absolutely right, Kieran. We've seen another shocking spate of attacks that ISIS have claimed responsibility for. These brutal murders [...]

April 10th, 2017|

ABC RN Breakfast, interview with Fran Kelly

Transcript, E&OE 10 April 2017 JOURNALIST: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop joins us now. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast. JULIE BISHOP: Good morning Fran. JOURNALIST: The Trump Administration appears to be openly canvassing regime change in Syria by what various definitions of that I know, but is that Australia’s position now? Can we try and clarify this? JULIE BISHOP: Well, the American response does have the potential to be a game changer in Syria, changing the dynamics for the first time in many years, particularly since Russia entered the fray in 2015. Australia’s position has always been - since 2013 when [...]

April 10th, 2017|

ABC RN Breakfast, interview with Fran Kelly

Transcript, E&OE 6 April 2017 JOURNALIST: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop joins us now. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast. JULIE BISHOP: Good morning Fran. JOURNALIST: So you heard Donald Trump there says this chemical attack crosses many, many lines. In the language of international diplomacy, the notion of a red line has a meaning, a point of no return. Are we about to see direct action by Washington against the al-Assad regime? Is that how you read it? JULIE BISHOP: I certainly agree with President Trump that the use of chemical weapons is abhorrent, inhuman. The use of chemical weapons is [...]

April 6th, 2017|

Doorstop interview – 11:30AM

Transcript, E&OE Canberra 28 March 2017 JULIE BISHOP:           This morning, the Australian Government decided not to proceed with the ratification of the Extradition Treaty with China at this time. The decision was taken by the leadership group during our morning meeting at 8:30am and during the course of that meeting, the Leader of the Opposition formally advised the Prime Minister that Labor would not support the ratification of the Treaty at this time. So under those circumstances, we thought it best to repeal the legislative instrument, that is the treaty regulations, and we will debate it at another time. [...]

March 28th, 2017|

Doorstop interview – 8:25AM

Transcript, E&OE Canberra 28 March 2017 JOURNALIST: Minister, can you give us an update on the negotiations regarding the Extradition Treaty with China? JULIE BISHOP: The Extradition Treaty has been in the Senate and I understand that there’s been a motion to disallow it moved by Senator Cory Bernardi and so it will be debated sometime this week in the Senate. JOURNALIST: What’s the possible cost of that being disallowed? JULIE BISHOP: We have extradition treaties with about 39 countries around the world and the reason we have extradition treaties is to ensure that Australia doesn’t become a safe haven [...]

March 28th, 2017|

Sky News Sunday Agenda, Interview with Peter Van Onselen and Paul Kelly

Transcript, E&OE Sydney 26 March 2017 PETER VAN ONSELEN:         And, as we've mentioned, foreign policy issues have been big on the agenda this week, for a host of reasons. We're joined now live in the studio by the Deputy Liberal Leader, and of course the Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, thanks very much for your company. JULIE BISHOP:                       Good morning, Peter. Good morning, Paul. PETER VAN ONSELEN:         There's a lot to talk about in terms of the Chinese Premier's visit, but can we start with what occurred in London? You were at high level talks overseas at the time about [...]

March 26th, 2017|

ABC 7.30, Interview with Leigh Sales

Transcript, E&OE Washington DC 23 March 2017 JOURNALIST:             The foreign ministers of 68 countries are currently in Washington meeting about the international fight against Islamic State and of course news of the London terrorist attack struck the gathering like a lightning bolt. Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is one of those there. She spoke to me from Washington earlier.  Julie Bishop, what's been the reaction there in Washington among all the gathered foreign ministers and is there any doubt amongst all of you that this attack was motivated by Islamic State? JULIE BISHOP:           Leigh, the foreign ministers gathered [...]

March 23rd, 2017|

Triple M Hot Breakfast, Interview with Eddie McGuire, Luke Darcy and Mick Molloy

Transcript, E&OE Washington DC 23 March 2017 JOURNALIST:             Foreign Minister Julie Bishop joins us on Triple M’s Hot Breakfast. Julie I know you are so busy but the people of Melbourne appreciate hearing it right from the top. Good morning to you and another tragic day in the geo-political world that we live in. JULIE BISHOP:           Good morning Eddie, it is indeed. I am in Washington D.C. attending a meeting of the Coalition of countries that are determined to defeat ISIS, the terrorist organisation. During the course of the meeting we heard the news about the attack in [...]

March 23rd, 2017|