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

Doorstop interview, Canberra

Transcript, E&OE Parliament House, Canberra 15 March 2018 JULIE BISHOP: The Australian Government shares the outrage of the British Government over the use of a military grade nerve agent developed by Russia which was used in an attempted assassination in the United Kingdom. The British Prime Minister Theresa May has made a compelling case on the responsibility of Russia in relation to this attack which would amount to an unlawful use of force on the United Kingdom. Russia has questions to answer, very serious questions, because it has been accused of deploying an illegal weapon against another country. As a permanent [...]

March 15th, 2018|

ABC Drive – interview with Linda Mottram

Transcript, E&OE 14 March 2018 JOURNALIST: The Foreign Minister Julie Bishop joins me. Minister, thank you very much for your time today. JULIE BISHOP: Good afternoon. JOURNALIST: Why, in your view, was Rex Tillerson sacked after just 14 months? JULIE BISHOP: That’s a matter for the US Administration to explain. From Australia’s perspective, we worked very productively with Rex Tillerson. I thank him for his friendship and for his partnership with Australia over many months in relation to many issues, but I do look forward to working with Mike Pompeo whom I met in Washington last September. JOURNALIST: You’ve had more than a dozen formal [...]

March 14th, 2018|

Doorstop interview – ASEAN-Australian Youth Dialogue

Transcript, E&OE 14 March 2018 JULIE BISHOP:           This first-ever meeting of ASEAN leaders, the 10 nations of South East Asia, is an extremely important one, not just symbolically, as it is the first time the ASEAN leaders will have met here in Australia with our Prime Minister, but also, it will lead to some positive outcomes in terms of more trade and investment, because we have a CEO business forum and a women in business forum, but also greater cooperation in areas such as countering terrorism, transnational crime, and maritime challenges. To have 65 school students gather to talk about ASEAN [...]

March 14th, 2018|

ABC RN Drive – Interview with Patricia Karvelas

Transcript, E&OE 13 March 2018 JOURNALIST: Julie Bishop is the Foreign Minister. She joins us on RN Drive. Welcome to the program. JULIE BISHOP: Good afternoon Patricia. Good to be with you. JOURNALIST: The ASEAN-Australia Special Summit is this weekend. Australia will bring a pro free trade message to ASEAN, but you’re not prepared to back the EU action at the WTO against the US against on these steel tariffs. Is that hypocritical to be talking about free trade but not prepared to be taking action to enforce free trade? JULIE BISHOP: No, not at all. You see, the Government [...]

March 13th, 2018|

ABC AM – Interview with Kim Landers

Transcript, E&OE New York 9 March 2018 JOURNALIST: The Foreign Minister is Julie Bishop; she joins me now on the line from New York. Minister, good morning. JULIE BISHOP: Good morning Kim, good to be with you. JOURNALIST: Are Australian steel and aluminium exporters exempt from these tariffs? JULIE BISHOP: The President has announced that the United States will be imposing a 25 per cent tariff on steel imports and 10 per cent on aluminium. He hasn’t specified that there will be exemptions, however he has indicated that is under consideration. We have been making our case very strongly at [...]

March 9th, 2018|

Remarks at UNGA Adoption of Resolution on the Kimberley Process

Transcript, E&OE United Nations Headquarters, New York 8 March 2018 JULIE BISHOP: Mr President, it is with great pleasure that I am here today, on behalf of Australia in our role as immediate past chair of the Kimberley Process during 2017. The Kimberley Process makes a valuable contribution to the United Nations agenda for international peace and security, development and human rights. Fifteen years ago, when the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme was established, the global diamond trade looked very different to that of today. Together, the members of The Kimberley Process have achieved most of what we had, at that [...]

March 8th, 2018|

Interview with Karl Stefanovic, Today Show

Transcript, E&OE UN, New York 8 March 2018 JOURNALIST: Our Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is at the United Nations in New York and joins us now. Thank you for your time this morning. Will Australia be one of the countries to be exempt? JULIE BISHOP: We are certainly putting that case to the White House and the Trump administration from the Prime Minister to the Trade Minister, and I — we are all advocating strongly that Australia be exempt from these tariffs. There is a provision also for companies to be exempted under US trade laws. So, whether it's on a country [...]

March 8th, 2018|

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

Transcript, E&OE UN, New York 8 March 2018 KIERAN GILBERT: I spoke to the Foreign Minister from the United Nations in New York just a short time ago and began by asking her about this comment by Sarah Sanders about potential carve outs for Mexico, Canada and other countries and could that include Australia? JULIE BISHOP: That’s most certainly been the message we have been giving to the White House and the Trump Administration ever since the announcement in relation to steel and aluminium was made and our representations are based on that exemption of national security. I do note that the [...]

March 8th, 2018|

Maritime boundary treaty signing press conference with Timor-Leste

Transcript, E&OE United Nations Headquarters, New York 7 March 2018 JULIE BISHOP: Minister Pereira, ladies and gentlemen, today Australia and Timor-Leste have signed an historic agreement, that is a permanent delineation of the maritime boundaries between our two nations. It is a landmark event not only for our two nations but also for international law for this is the first compulsory conciliation under the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea. Both our Governments have deemed this to be a just and equitable outcome and our treaty signing was witnessed by the United Nations Secretary-General, the Chairman and Commissioners [...]

March 7th, 2018|

Remarks at joint Australia-Timor-Leste reception

Transcript, E&OE United Nations Headquarters, New York 6 March 2018 JULIE BISHOP: Excellencies, Ministers, Commissioners, ladies and gentlemen. This is an historic day for Australia, for Timor-Leste, and, might I suggest respectfully, for the United Nations. For today Australia and Timor-Leste signed an agreement - a treaty that permanently delimits our maritime boundary. This is a landmark event for International Law for it is the first time that a compulsory conciliation has been undertaken pursuant to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Considering that UNCLOS has been in existence since 1982, it's been a long time coming [...]

March 6th, 2018|

Timor-Leste: Treaty Signing Ceremony

Transcript, E&OE United Nations Headquarters, New York 6 March 2018 JULIE BISHOP:           Thank you Under-Secretary-General. Minister Pereira, Secretary-General, Commissioners, Excellencies Ladies and Gentlemen. I am pleased to have signed our maritime boundary treaty on behalf of Australia, alongside our good friend and neighbour, Timor-Leste. I thank the UN Secretary-General for his presence here today and for his words of support. This is an historic day for both our nations. We recognise that it is a particularly important day for Timor-Leste and another step forward in Timor's journey as a sovereign nation. The United Nations is a fitting location for this auspicious [...]

March 6th, 2018|

Triple J Hack – Interview with Tom Tilley

Transcript, E&OE 1 March 2018 TOM TILLEY:              Julie Bishop, thanks so much for joining us on Hack. JULIE BISHOP:           My pleasure, good to be with you. TOM TILLEY:              I believe you have some travel advice for us? JULIE BISHOP:           Well I am concerned about young Australians who are travelling overseas to undertake volunteer work in orphanages. We are warning young Australians that they must do their homework because there is a racket going on in South-East Asia - it's called 'Orphanage Tourism'. What's happening, according to research, is that Australian volunteers are paying money, in some cases up to $2,000 a [...]

March 1st, 2018|

Jonesy and Amanda, WSFM 101.7 radio interview

Transcript, E&OE 1 March 2018 AMANDA: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, hello. JULIE BISHOP: Good morning Jonesy and Amanda. It’s great to be on your show. JONESY: Welcome! How has it been all these years? We’ve been doing this for a thousand years and we’ve never spoken – how is that? JULIE BISHOP: And I’ve been a politician for a thousand years - how did our paths never cross? AMANDA: How have we not met in the middle? JULIE BISHOP: We’ll rectify that immediately and I’m happy to come on your show to talk about foreign policy. You just give me [...]

March 1st, 2018|

ABC RN Breakfast – Interview with Fran Kelly

Transcript, E&OE 27 February 2018 FRAN KELLY:              Julie Bishop is the Foreign Minister of Australia and the Deputy Liberal Leader. She joined us in our Parliament House studios. Julie Bishop welcome back to RN Breakfast. JULIE BISHOP:           Good morning Fran. FRAN KELLY:              Before we get to the Human Rights Council can I ask you about this case involving the Border Security Chief Roman Quaedvlieg? He's been stood down on full pay while the Government investigates whether he helped his girlfriend get a job at Sydney Airport. How does the public make sense of this, a senior public servant being paid half a million [...]

February 27th, 2018|

Doorstop Interview, Canberra

Transcript, E&OE Parliament House, Canberra 27 February 2018 JOURNALIST:             The Russian President has called for a daily halt in fighting in Syria. Does Russia have too much control over the Assad regime or is this overwhelmingly positive? JULIE BISHOP:           Russia certainly has been supporting the Assad regime for a number of years now, that's quite obvious and quite evident. Russia is also a member of the Security Council and on the weekend the UN Security Council unanimously resolved that there be a 30 day pause in Syria to enable humanitarian aid be delivered to areas like Ghouta where Assad forces have been [...]

February 27th, 2018|

Doorstop, Canberra

Transcript, E&OE Parliament House, Canberra 26 February 2018 JULIE BISHOP:           I am delighted to launch the 10-year strategy for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. This is an extraordinary organisation within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that through scientific ingenuity and research has been able to make an enormous difference to the agricultural outcomes, the yield and production of foods in our region. I am proud that ACIAR has been able to transform lives and it is an integral of our development assistance program in the Indian Ocean and Asia Pacific, and complements the Foreign Policy White [...]

February 26th, 2018|

Bilateral press conference with Hungarian Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Péter Szijjártó

Transcript, E&OE Budapest, Hungary 22 February 2018 JULIE BISHOP: Thank you, Minister Szijjártó for your very warm welcome here in Budapest. This is a beautiful river city and I come from Perth, a river city in Australia. We are many kilometres apart, but the warmth of the welcome shows that there are very strong people-to-people links between Hungary and Australia. Indeed, we have a strong Hungarian diaspora in Australia. Many came after the 1956 uprising and they were welcomed to our country and they have made an enormous contribution in sport, culture, the arts, in politics and most certainly business with [...]

February 22nd, 2018|

Australia-UK Chamber of Commerce, Doorstop

Transcript, E&OE London 19 February 2018 JOURNALIST: Minister talking about Brexit and opportunities post-Brexit, and you also spoke about challenges – what challenges do you see as facing Australia in terms of getting the most out of the opportunities presented by Brexit? JULIE BISHOP: Almost certainly the timing of a future free trade agreement with the United Kingdom, which is one of the biggest opportunities I see for Australia post-Brexit, will depend upon the transition of the United Kingdom out of the European Union. So we will watch that very closely. We have a working group with the United Kingdom in relation [...]

February 19th, 2018|

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

Transcript, E&OE London 19 February 2018 KIERAN GILBERT: Joining us live from London is the Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop. We’ve got a lot to talk about in foreign policy and why you are in the UK. First though, your reaction to this news from the Newspoll that most people think Mr Joyce should go? JULIE BISHOP: The politicians in the National Party elect their leader and so it is and will be a matter for the politicians in the National Party. I understand that the Deputy Prime Minister is on personal leave at present and so we’ll see how things turn out [...]

February 19th, 2018|

Interview with Fran Kelly, ABC RN

Transcript, E&OE Kuwait 14 February 2018 FRAN KELLY: An international conference on the future of Iraq has concluded that the terror group ISIS still poses a real danger to the region and the rest of the world. Foreign Ministers from Coalition countries including Australia have agreed that while ISIS has lost its territorial hold in Iraq, its full and enduring defeat will only occur when it no longer has safe havens of which to operate. Our Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has been attending the talks. She’s also been at a separate meeting in Kuwait on the reconstruction of Iraq. That reconstruction [...]

February 14th, 2018|