Julie Bishop

Australians urged to avoid Manchester as terrorism threat upgraded to 'critical'

The Australian government's travel advice for Britain has changed after British Prime Minister Theresa May upgraded the terrorism threat from …

Brisbane

Human Rights Council Campaign Launch

Excellencies, I am deeply appreciative of the fact that Permanent Representatives, representatives from UN Missions, from NGOs and from UN agencies …

Rights & Freedoms

No Aussies involved in NY rampage: Bishop

No Australians are believed to have been caught up in a deadly rampage through New York's Times Square.<p>At least one person was killed and more than …

U.S. Navy

Donald Trump's Russia conversation 'within expectations', Julie Bishop says

President Donald Trump's now-famous White House conversation with Russian officials was within the norms of an international leader's meeting, …

World Leaders

Ambassador Nikki Haley Meets with Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<p>Ambassador Nikki Haley met this afternoon with Julie Bishop, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia. They hailed the …

Liberal Party of Australia

Strengthening partnership on Data for Health

Today I met former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to announce Australia will strengthen its partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies on the Data …

Liberal Party of Australia

Visit to the United States

I will visit New York from 16 to 20 May, where I will launch Australia’s inaugural candidacy for the Human Rights Council for the term 2018-2020 at …

Liberal Party of Australia

Diplomatic Corps visit to Far North Queensland

From 14 to 16 May, we will showcase Far North Queensland business and tourism by hosting a delegation of around 75 Canberra-based Ambassadors and …

Liberal Party of Australia

Queensland to host world's diplomats

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop will take the world to far north Queensland this weekend.

Great Barrier Reef

Julie Bishop condemns North Korea's 'risky' missile test

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has again urged China to pressure North Korea to end its nuclear missile testing as the rogue state launched another …

North Korea

Ambassador to Morocco

Today I announce the appointment of Ms Berenice Owen-Jones as Australia’s first resident Ambassador to Morocco.<p>Australia and Morocco enjoy close ties …

Liberal Party of Australia

Diplomat pay packets slashed

DIPLOMATS are set to see their overseas posting pay packets slashed with the government moving to standardise allowances across the various agencies …

Liberal Party of Australia

2017 Foreign Affairs Budget

The 2017 Budget reaffirms the Turnbull Government’s commitment to promoting Australia’s interests internationally, and our commitment to living …

Liberal Party of Australia

Global watch office to open in Australia

A new global watch office within the Department of Foreign Affairs will monitor overseas events in real-time to help Australians caught up in a …

Liberal Party of Australia

Julie Bishop refuses to sack Yassmin Abdel-Magied after Anzac Day furore

Minister tells Eric Abetz that Abdel-Magied had apologised and her post drew no link with Council for Australian-Arab Relations<p>The foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, has refused to sack Yassmin Abdel-Magied from the Council for Australian-Arab Relations – resisting calls from government …

Emmanuel Macron elected French President

The Australian Government congratulates Emmanuel Macron on his election as the President of the Republic of France.<p>Australia enjoys a strong …

France

Chinese diamond talks delegates 'hijack mic' in Taiwan protest

<b>Australia has complained to China's ambassador over what was described as "extraordinary" disruption by Chinese attendees at a diamond conference.</b><p>Australia was hosting a Kimberly Process conference on controlling conflict diamonds in Perth on Monday.<p>But the Chinese group were angered by the …

China

'You're like foreigners' but Aussie uni fees sting on Kiwi students could backfire, says commentator

The Australian Government's move to make New Zealand tertiary students across the Tasman pay full tuition fees could backfire if Kiwi students decide …

New Zealand News

China Bullied Australia Into Ejecting Taiwan: Next Time Show China The Door

On May 1, according to participants at a diplomatic event in Australia, Chinese representatives acted rudely until the Australian host, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, acquiesced to China’s demand and ejected the Taiwan representatives. The Chinese participants took the microphone and shouted down …

China

Julie Bishop gets doctorate amid protest

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has received an honorary doctorate at the University of Adelaide, but the title has not stopped student protesters from …

Education

Bishop gets doctorate despite protest

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has received an honorary doctorate at the University of Adelaide, but the title has not stopped student protesters from …

Australian Universities

'Disgusting' and 'extraordinary' scenes as Chinese delegation shouts down welcome ceremony

Participants at an intergovernmental meeting hosted by Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop in Perth have described "disgusting" and …

China

Aust education plan makes NZ unhappy

The federal government has got New Zealand offside with its proposed tertiary education changes.<p>Next week's federal budget will include measures to …

Education

Australian-Indian researchers to develop new lighting technology

Australia’s top universities, University of Queensland and Monash University, are partnering with India’s top scientific institutions to create new …

India

Kimberley Process Intersessional Meeting

Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my home town of Perth for the Kimberley Process Intersessional meeting.<p>Australia is delighted to …

Liberal Party of Australia

Australia to chair diamond body - Kimberley Process

Today I welcome delegates to Perth for the Kimberley Process Intersessional meeting, the first of two meetings Australia will host as Chair of the …

Liberal Party of Australia

Australia is at the mercy of the whims of two mad men

I had come to believe that, post Vietnam, I would never see another serious military incident or war in our region in my lifetime. How wrong could I …

North Korea

Malcolm Turnbull leaves Julie Bishop in the hot seat in Abdel-Magied affair

Malcolm Turnbull engaged in an unedifying cop-out when questioned about the Yassmin Abdel-Magied affair on Friday.<p>Quizzed by 3AW’s Neil Mitchell, …

Malcolm Turnbull

Afghan, Iraq troops a 'long-term' pledge

Australian soldiers will remain in Iraq and Afghanistan for a long time, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said during a secret visit to the Middle …

Prince Andrew

Julie Bishop to attend Gallipoli service

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will represent the government at Gallipoli on Anzac Day amid heightened security following intelligence suggesting …

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