The Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to

Breakfast Briefing with the Hon Julie Bishop MP

Australian Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs & Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party

Join us for an exclusive business breakfast and remarks with the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party.


The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Australian Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs & Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party

Julie Bishop is the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Australia’s Federal Coalition Government. She is also the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party and has served as the Member for Curtin in the House of Representatives since 1998.

Minister Bishop was sworn in as Australia’s first female Foreign Minister on 18 September 2013 following four years in the role of Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.

As Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister Bishop has overseen the single largest expansion of Australia’s overseas diplomatic presence in 40 years, introduced the New Colombo Plan to support Australian undergraduate students to study and undertake internships in the Indo-Pacific region, and established the innovationXchange within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to develop bold and creative solutions to long standing development challenges.

She previously served as a Cabinet Minister in the Howard Government as Minister for Education, Science and Training and as the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues. Prior to this, Minister Bishop was Minister for Ageing.

 

 

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