Julie Bishop

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia (2013-2018),

1978, Bachelor’s in Law, University of Adelaide; 1996, Advanced Management Program for Senior Managers, Harvard Business School, Boston. Former Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Clayton Utz; 1985, Partner; 1994, Managing Partner. Since 1998, Member for Curtin in the House of Representatives. 2003-06, Minister for Ageing. 2006-07, Cabinet Minister as Minister for Education, Science and Training and as the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues. 2007-18, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party. 2009-13, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade; 2013-18, Australia’s first woman Foreign Minister; led the development of the 2017 Australian Foreign Policy White Paper – the first review of Australia’s international engagement for 14 years. The Foreign Policy White Paper sets out a comprehensive policy framework to ensure Australia’s prosperity and security over the next decade and beyond in an increasingly contested and competitive world. Has also served on a number of parliamentary and policy committees, including as Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties. Recipient: Commander of the Order of Merit, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2014); Honorary Doctorate, University of Adelaide, for contributions to the Australian Parliament.