Julie Bishop

'Borders, genders – all a bit confusing right now!': Russian ministry refers to Julie Bishop as a 'he'

Nick Miller Australia's ambassador teases his Russian hosts during a diplomatic ding-dong on Twitter.

Australian will tackle Iraq mission 'head-on' says Julie Bishop

Julie Bishop

Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent Australia has positioned itself near the centre of the White House's plans to take down the brutal Islamic State terrorist organisation currently cutting a bloody swath through northern Iraq and...

Wiping out Islamic State 'impossible': Julie Bishop

Julie Bishop.

David Wroe Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned that destroying the marauding Islamic State group entirely will be "impossible" and that the world may face it as a long-term threat similar to al-Qaeda.

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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 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.

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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

Julie Bishop.

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.

Climate activists rope in Three Sisters to make their point

One sister's opinion: a banner hung by climate activists in the Blue Mountains on Sunday.

Patrick Begley Australian climate change activists were keen to make their mark on Sunday, even 918 metres above sea level.

Labor demands detail on foreign fighters bill before pledging support

George Brandis

Heath Aston, political correspondent Cracks have emerged in the bipartisan political response to the rising terrorist threat, with concern inside Labor at the extent and practicality of enhanced powers the federal government plans to...

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Nationwide rallies for climate action

CANBERRA, Sept 20 AAP - Thousands of Australians will march, sing and form human signs to urge the government to take proper action on climate change.

Timeline: How the Islamic State grew to be a local threat

Islamic State

Eryk Bagshaw The emergence of the Islamic State in Iraq has escalated quickly into an international crisis.

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Live: Anti-terrorism raids across Sydney and Brisbane

Terrorism

Sophia Phan, Amy McNeilage, Megan Levy Hundreds of police have carried out pre-dawn counter-terrorism raids across Sydney and Brisbane on Thursday. Follow all the latest news as it develops.

Ground forces should come from Arab countries: Bishop

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has reiterated there is

David Wroe Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has made a strong pitch for Arab countries providing any ground forces that might be needed to beat back the brutal Islamic State group in Iraq.

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Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohammad tells young Muslims to avoid 'Sheik YouTube'

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The Grand Mufti Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed.
11th September 2014.
Photo: Setven Siewert

Natalie O'Brien The spiritual leader of Muslims in Australia has warned young people not to trust "Sheik Google and Sheik YouTube".

Australia to step up civil and military assistance for Ukraine as Tony Abbott takes greater position on world stage

The Ukrainian military will soon receive training  from Australian Defence Force personnel.

David Wroe, Defence Correspondent The Abbott government is set to send military trainers and advisers to help Ukraine counter Russia's recent aggression against its neighbour, effectively involving Australia in one of the world's...

Tony Abbott confirms Obama made 'general request' for military might in Iraq

Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

David Wroe Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed that Washington made a "general request" to Australia for more military help in Iraq and has declared that the beheading of a second American journalist...

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Australia should not tolerate Russia bullying: ex-US envoy

Demonstrators at the 2014 NATO Summit in Newport, Wales.

David Wroe and Nick Miller in Newport, Wales A former assistant US secretary of state has firmly backed Tony Abbott's push for a more assertive global security stance – including in Ukraine - saying that countries like Australia should...