Frankly Women Leadership Forum Doorstop, Hobart

JOURNALIST: What do you think about any pre-selected candidates for your seat in Curtin? Is there anyone you’d like to see? JULIE BISHOP: It’s a matter for the pre-selectors. People join the Liberal Party as members so that they can have an opportunity to pre-select the person that they think would best represent them in the federal Parliament. So it’s always been my belief that this should be left to the pre-selectors and it’s not for sitting members of Parliament to dictate to the members of the party how they should vote. JOURNALIST: There’s been a lot of interesting comments [...]

March 5th, 2019|


SIMON BRIDGES:     It’s just fantastic to have Julie Bishop with us today as we have our two-day caucus for the National Party. Obviously, it’s a really highlight for us of our Caucus in having her this evening come along. Julie’s got a lot of friends in the National Party Caucus and also a lot of admirers – the way she’s been such a leader and a trailblazer for women. She’s of course had a vast experience in parliamentary politics since 1998 and more recently as a very significant foreign minister and friend of New Zealand. And also, of course, as [...]

February 7th, 2019|


QUESTION:                You said in your speech that China respects strength. Do you do you feel the Australian rhetoric toward China has perhaps softened too much in recent months?   JULIE BISHOP:           No, I believe that we strike the right tone and have for some time. The important aspect of relationship building is to be consistent in your messaging and I believe that the Coalition has been utterly consistent in what it says publicly and privately to China, and that's why we are able to manage the relationship in a positive way.   QUESTION:                You’ve talked [...]

February 1st, 2019|


JOURNALIST:             So how are you feeling? How was it out there? STACEY JACKSON:     It was amazing. It’s quite hard to explain it. We had a fantastic race. The girls did an awesome job and I couldn’t be more proud. JOURNALIST:             Great. Are you feeling a bit wet now? STACEY JACKSON:     I’m a little bit wet and chilly actually. The girls thought we should celebrate by throwing me in the tide. JOURNALIST:             We thought you were going to throw Julie in next? STACEY JACKSON:     Yeah, probably sweet revenge I suppose for me pushing her off the back of the boat. [...]

December 28th, 2018|


E&OE… JOURNALIST:             Alright, here with the ambassador for Wild Oats X Julie Bishop. But it’s also about Wild Oats XI at the moment. Julie, we’ll start with Wild Oats XI – how great’s this, line honours again, a ninth time? JULIE BISHOP:           Absolutely thrilling. I’m so delighted for the Oatley family. They’ve put so much into sailing, and to see Wild Oats XI come home so strongly was absolutely fantastic. But I understand it was very close, a very exciting race, and the crew have been talking about how often the lead changed as they were coming down the [...]

December 28th, 2018|


E&OE… CHRIS REASON:        Well, Julie Bishop and Wild Oats X skipper Stacey Jackson join us now. Ladies, good morning to you. Thank you for joining us. Stacey, first of all to you: how are conditions looking today? How are you feeling about a possible win here? You’re a chance at the handicap honours. STACEY JACKSON:     Hi. We’ve just had our final weather briefing and the conditions look fantastic for us. We- it’s very nice conditions the whole way and we’re going to hope that that suits us for the handicap result. EDWINA BARTHOLOMEW: And Julie, you’ve been mentoring this group [...]

December 26th, 2018|

Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, Canberra

E&OE… DARYL KARP: So, we’re here in King’s Hall, with a wonderfully screaming child in the background but that's what democracy is all about – encouraging everybody to engage with our democracy as it is. And today, we have the most extraordinary addition to our collection of memorabilia, the most extraordinary addition to our collection, which you will see shortly, and they are a pair of shoes. And for us, why these shoes? Why this? Why now? It's a snapshot of a point in time in Australia's history. And we look for those objects that allow us to tell fabulous [...]

November 28th, 2018|

EY Future Realised, Cockatoo Island, Sydney

E&OE… TONY JOHNSON: Well that was a warm welcome, Julie. JULIE BISHOP: I feel very welcome here. Hello EY. TONY JOHNSON: Welcome to Future Realised, Julie, and we greatly appreciate you giving up your time at a busy, busy schedule. And it would seem that politics never stops because – in Australian politics at least – we’ve heard news this morning that Julia Banks resigned from the Party. Let’s jump straight into it. What can the Liberals do to encourage women to join and stay in the Party? JULIE BISHOP: Thanks Tony. TONY JOHNSON: I thought we’d have a little [...]

November 27th, 2018|

Doorstop, Canberra Airport

E&OE… JOURNALIST: What did you make of the Victorian election last night? JULIE BISHOP: I’m going to leave the commentary on the Victorian electoral result to my Victorian federal colleagues. JOURNALIST: Is it a worrying trend, though? We’ve seen now the Wentworth by-election. We’ve seen Wagga Wagga for the New South Wales state Libs; this is not a good trend. JULIE BISHOP: These are matters for the current leadership of the party to discuss. I’m not going to give a running commentary. JOURNALIST: Ms Bishop, after the result in Wentworth there was a fair bit of soul-searching about whether that [...]

November 25th, 2018|

Ocean Respect Racing, Wild Oats X Launch, Woolwich Dock, Sydney

E&OE… JULIE BISHOP: We're here at Woolwich Dock, the home of Wild Oats X and Wild Oats XI, in the lead up to the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race starting on Boxing Day. I'm with Stacey Jackson and Sandy Oatley, and today, we've launched Sandy's commitment, Wild Oats X, to be the vessel that takes Stacey Jackson's new crew, Ocean Respect Racing, to Hobart. Now, this is the first female professional crew to take part in the Sydney to Hobart Race on Wild Oats X gifted by the Oatley family. With Stacey's professional crew, we aim to take the [...]

November 22nd, 2018|

Ocean Respect Racing Wild Oats X Launch, Sunrise, Woolwich Dock, Sydney

E&OE… SAM ARMYTAGE: Our next guest was Australia's fearless foreign minister and is the same age as me… DAVID KOCH: …taking on politicians at home and abroad. But now Julie Bishop is using her expertise for another big project. SAM ARMYTAGE: I hope she wasn't listening. It's like nothing she's ever done before. And it could be her toughest gig yet. VOICE-OVER: As our deputy leader and foreign minister, Julie Bishop has challenged some of the most powerful people in the world. JULIE BISHOP: (Video) Australia will encourage the United States along that path. VOICE-OVER: She oversaw the largest expansion [...]

November 22nd, 2018|

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|