Julie Bishop

Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program

Today I announce the selection of 15 young leaders from across our region for the 2018 Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP), and their …

Liberal Party of Australia

High Commissioner to New Zealand

Today I announce the appointment of Mr Ewen McDonald as Australia’s next High Commissioner to New Zealand. Mr McDonald will also have non-resident …

Liberal Party of Australia

Ambassador to Zimbabwe

Today I announce the appointment of Ms Bronte Moules as Australia’s next Ambassador to Zimbabwe, with non-resident accreditation to Malawi, the …

Liberal Party of Australia

Consul-General in Guangzhou

Today I announce the appointment of Mr Jason Robertson as Australia’s next Consul-General in Guangzhou.<p>The Consulate-General in Guangzhou, one of …

Liberal Party of Australia

Ambassador to Timor-Leste

Today I announce the appointment of Mr Peter Roberts OAM as Australia’s next Ambassador to Timor-Leste.<p>Australia and Timor-Leste enjoy long-standing, …

Liberal Party of Australia

Australia welcome new United Nations Security Council resolution against North Korea

The Australian Government welcomes the strong new measures that were unanimously adopted by the United Nations Security Council yesterday in New York.<p>…

North Korea

Smartraveller grants support safe travel initiatives

Today I announce the Government will partner with four community organisations to encourage safe travel by Australians overseas.<p>The organisations …

Liberal Party of Australia

Consul-General in Honolulu

Today I announce the appointment of Ms Jane Hardy as Australia’s next Consul-General in Honolulu.<p>Australia’s Consulate-General in Honolulu maintains …

Liberal Party of Australia

Australian medical team to assess disease outbreak in Bangladesh

The Australian Government is deploying a team of medical experts to Bangladesh to survey health needs following an outbreak of highly contagious …

Liberal Party of Australia

Celebrating 45 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Australia and China

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Australia and China on 21 December 1972.<p>There is much to …

Liberal Party of Australia

Attributing the ‘WannaCry’ ramsomware to North Korea

The Australian Government condemns North Korea’s use of ‘WannaCry’ ransomware to attack businesses and public institutions around the world in June …

North Korea

Humanitarian assistance to Indonesia

The Australian Government will provide humanitarian support for communities affected by volcanic activity in Bali, Indonesia.<p>Indonesian authorities …

Liberal Party of Australia

Ratification of OPCAT caps year of significant human rights achievements for Turnbull Government

The Turnbull Government today announces another significant victory for human rights in Australia, ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention …

Rights & Freedoms

Tips for safe and healthy holiday travel overseas

We remind Australians to travel smart over the holidays, and start their travel planning well before departure.<p>Check that your passport is valid for …

Liberal Party of Australia

Winners of the MIKTA Education in Emergencies Challenge

Today I announce the winners of the MIKTA (Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey, Australia) Education in Emergencies Challenge which called for new ideas …

Liberal Party of Australia

New Colombo Plan Business Champions

Today I am pleased to appoint 14 New Colombo Plan Business Champions to continue strengthening connections with the private sector.<p>Since its launch …

Liberal Party of Australia

Julie Bishop says child molester prevented from flying overseas under new laws

Laws prevent 20,000 paedophiles from leaving Australia except for purposes approved by law enforcement agencies<p>A convicted child molester was prevented from flying overseas from Sydney airport on Wednesday under new laws aimed at keeping Australian paedophiles from traveling to south-east Asia for …

Liberal Party of Australia

Tough new laws on child sex tourism take effect

New laws that prevent registered child sex offenders from travelling overseas to abuse children come into effect today, making Australia a world …

Liberal Party of Australia

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International Human Rights Day

Today marks the anniversary of one of the most significant commitments ever made by the international community – the adoption of the Universal …

Rights & Freedoms

Nomination of Ms Rosemary Kayess to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Today marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities.<p>Australia is a global leader in disability-inclusive development and disability rights. We …

Liberal Party of Australia

Australia elected to Category B of International Maritime Organization Council

Australia has successfully been upgraded to Category B of the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London overnight.<p>Australia …

Liberal Party of Australia

G'Day USA 2018 program announced

Today we acknowledge the success of G'Day USA as it enters its 15th year as Australia's premier public, economic and cultural diplomacy program that …

Liberal Party of Australia

North Korean ballistic missile test

Australia condemns North Korea’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch in the strongest possible terms.<p>This morning’s launch highlights …

North Korea

Travel to Al-Raqqa removed from the Criminal Code Act

Today we have revoked the declaration of al-Raqqa Province in Syria.<p>This means that under section 119.3 of the <i>Criminal Code Act 1995</i>, it is no longer …

Liberal Party of Australia

North Korea: Our Strategic Challenge

Thank you Linda, my parliamentary colleagues, Nick Cater and the team from Menzies Research Centre. Good morning distinguished guests, one and all.<p>I …

North Korea

In Times Of Crisis We Must Work Especially Hard To Protect Women And Girls

In conflicts and crises across the world, women and girls can suffer terrible abuses. The UN estimates that seven in 10 women are exposed to violence …

Liberal Party of Australia

Consul-General in Chennai

Today I announce the appointment of Ms Susan Grace as Australia’s next Consul-General in Chennai.<p>India is one of Australia’s most significant …

Liberal Party of Australia

Celebrating 45 years of Australia-China relations

On the eve of the third Australia-China High Level Dialogue, I have marked the 45th anniversary of bilateral relations between Australia and the …

Liberal Party of Australia

It's not me: Bishop on cabinet leaks

Deputy Liberal Leader Julie Bishop has called for a 'formal investigation' into cabinet leaks.<p>The minister told Sky News she is not the one leaking …

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