Julie Bishop

Julie Bishop amuses her Twitter followers

Julie Bishop at the National Press Club.

Allison Worrall Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has amused Twitter users after she began using "emojis" in a series of tweets on Sunday evening.

Julie Bishop named Harper's Bazaar's 'Woman of the Year'

Living the dream: <i>Harper's Bazaar</i> nominates Julie Bishop as its 2014 Woman Of the Year.

Brittany Ruppert After proving herself as a strong presence on the world stage following the MH17 tragedy, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop✓ has earned herself Harper Bazaar's Woman of the Year award.

Julie Bishop sparks own Coalition leadership rumours

Stirring the pot: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is being talked up as a future leader of the Liberal Party.

Jacqueline Maley Just because Julie Bishop, our briskly efficacious Foreign Minister, has been busy leading the Australian response to the MH17 disaster, eyeballing President Vladimir Putin and basking in the praise...

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

Foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov and Julie Bishop.

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

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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 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 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 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


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.

Obama climate speech "unnecessary", says Trade Minister

US President Barack Obama.

CANBERRA, Nov 23 AAP - US president Barack Obama's suggestion that Australia was not doing enough to save the Great Barrier Reef was misinformed and unnecessary, Trade Minister Andrew Robb says.

Egyptian decree could affect Peter Greste, Al-Jazeera journalists

Possible release: Peter Greste.

Ruth Pollard Journalist Peter Greste may be among a handful of foreign prisoners released from an Egyptian jail and deported to Australia under a new decree issued by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

Third Australian killed in Syria in past two weeks

A member of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant - the forerunner to the Islamic State - waves an ISIL flag.

Natalie O'Brien and Dan Harrison Another Australian man is believed to have been killed in Syria making him the third reported death in the past two weeks.

I want a promise from Putin on MH17, says Abbott

Crash site: An armed separatist stands on the wreckage of MH17 in the disputed Donetsk region of Ukraine.

Philip Wen in Beijing Dan Harrison Nothing short of a personal undertaking will satisfy the Prime Minister when he meets Russia's leader.

Australian James Crawford elected judge of International Court of Justice in The Hague

Professor Crawford will be only the second Australian member of the United Nation's top court after Sir Percy Spender served on the court from 1958 to 1967.

Australia-China Free Trade Agreement fails to resolve 'critical issues'

Philip Wen Eleventh-hour negotiations over a free trade agreement with China have yet to deliver a clear breakthrough, prompting visiting Trade Minister Andrew Robb to warn there remained "critical issues" to...

Security alerts lead to double the number of passports being cancelled

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade annual report, Julie Bishop cancelled 77 passports during the 2012-13 period.

Henry Belot The number of passports cancelled by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop more than doubled during the 2013-14 financial year, due mainly to national security concerns and advice from intelligence agencies.