Julie Bishop

Julie Bishop urges Liberal Party to compromise on budget

James Massola, Matthew Knott and Judith Ireland Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop has urged compromise with the Senate crossbench to repeal the mining tax and pass contentious budget measures, citing John Howard's GST compromise.

Julie Bishop stares down Russia:

David Wroe, Defence Correspondent Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has dramatically stepped up Australia's condemnation of Moscow over the flight MH17 tragedy, accusing it of trying to use humanitarian help as a pretext for an...

Julie Bishop's 'New Colombo Plan'

Daniel Flitton The aid program sponsors almost 4500 students each year from across the region to learn in Australia.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop speaks out against sexual violence in war zones

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Perpetrators of sexual violence in areas of conflict should be barred from seeking amnesty for their crimes, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will say in a speech on preventing sexual violence in...

Julie Bishop speech to declare Australia's full support of US

Foreign minister Julie Bishop

Peter Hartcher Australia will declare exuberant confidence in the future of US power and commit to continue intensifying the alliance in new realms including space.

Julie Bishop floats plan to send asylum seekers to Cambodia

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Lindsay Murdoch The Abbott government wants to send some asylum seekers from Australian to Cambodia at a time the country's strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen is overseeing a brutal crackdown on dissent in one...

Julie Bishop calls Rudd a 'tosser'

Kevin Rudd

Federal Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop says Kevin Rudd did himself no favours when he entertained a crowd at a concert in Perth.

Australia warned Cambodia at UN it needed to stop human rights abuses

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop with her Cambodian counterpart Hor Namhong.

Ben Doherty A month before Australia asked Cambodia to take 1000 refugees from its care, it told the south-east Asian nation it needed to stop its military from killing street protesters, violently crushing...

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Australia, US to join forces in targeting foreign fighters in Iraq

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David Wroe Australia and the US will join forces to appeal for a major international effort through the United Nations to combat the frightening phenomenon of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria.

US administration and Tony Abbott have 'meeting of minds' on climate change

Meeting of minds: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Peter Hartcher and John Garnaut The Abbott government has discussed with the Obama administration the subject that was supposed to be unmentionable between them – climate change.

Cambodian deal to resettle asylum seekers imminent

Julie Bishop.

Ben Doherty and Sarah Whyte A controversial deal to allow Australia to send refugees to Cambodia is imminent and could be signed as early as this week, sources have told Fairfax Media.

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Corporate world might hold the key to building a better world

Daniel Flitton

Daniel Flitton Business engagement is at the heart of Julie Bishop's plans to reshape Australia's foreign aid policy.

Pattharamon Janbua and the Farnell family offer sharply differing versions of baby Gammy's story

Lindsay Murdoch, Shanelle Miller One child, two sharply different versions: the story surrounding baby Gammy deepens.

Gammy: who is telling the truth?

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Lindsay Murdoch, Shanelle Miller One child, two sharply different versions. A West Australian couple who bought gifts for a baby girl and a baby boy they hoped to take home as their children, but were told by Thai authorities one of...

New resolution: Russia

Nikolay Stanislavovich Nozdrev, chargé d'affaires at the Russian Embassy in Canberra, on Wednesday 30 July 2014. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

James Massola, Latika Bourke Russia has called for a second United Nations Security Council resolution before Australian and international armed forces are allowed on the ground to support efforts to retrieve the dead and...

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Crash claims top AIDS researchers heading to Melbourne

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Steve Lillebuen The Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine has reportedly claimed the lives of some of the world’s top medical researchers, who were heading to Melbourne.

Cautious Abbott backs both Joko and Subianto as 'competent, credible'

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James Massola Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Indonesia will play an increasingly important role in global affairs, and predicts his government will be able to work with whomever is elected its new president.

Dizzying schedule of a foreign minister in control

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop in her office at Parliament House.

John Garnaut 'Even those sympathetic to Abbott are muttering the government has brought much of this week’s mayhem on itself'.

Australians urged to leave Gaza

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Lisa Visentin The Australian embassy in Tel Aviv is preparing to evacuate Australians who wish to leave the Gaza Strip, as hostilities between Israeli military forces and Palestinian militants escalates.