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Julie Bishop

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Minister for Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
18 September 2013
Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Malcolm Turnbull
Scott Morrison
Preceded by Bob Carr
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party
In office
29 November 2007 – 24 August 2018
Leader Brendan Nelson
Malcolm Turnbull
Tony Abbott
Preceded by Peter Costello
Succeeded by Josh Frydenberg
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
In office
3 December 2007 – 18 September 2013
Leader Brendan Nelson
Malcolm Turnbull
Tony Abbott
Preceded by Julia Gillard
Succeeded by Anthony Albanese
Minister for Education and Science
In office
27 January 2006 – 3 December 2007
Prime Minister John Howard
Preceded by Brendan Nelson
Succeeded by Julia Gillard
Minister for Women
In office
27 January 2006 – 3 December 2007
Prime Minister John Howard
Preceded by Kay Patterson
Succeeded by Tanya Plibersek
Minister for Ageing
In office
7 October 2003 – 27 January 2006
Prime Minister John Howard
Preceded by Kevin Andrews
Succeeded by Santo Santoro
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Curtin
Assumed office
3 October 1998
Preceded by Allan Rocher
Majority 20.7%
Personal details
Born
Julie Isabel Bishop

17 July 1956 (1956-07-17) (age 63)
Lobethal, South Australia
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Neil Gillon (1983–1988)
Domestic partner David Panton (2014–present)
Alma mater University of Adelaide

Julie Isabel Bishop (born 17 July 1956) is an Australian politician.

She was the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 18 September 2013 to 26 August 2018 and the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party from 29 November 2007 to 24 August 2018.

For her efforts made in the aftermath of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, she was given a medal of merit by the Netherlands at the NATO summit in Newport, Wales.

Bishop was born in Lobethal, South Australia. She was married to Neil Gillon from 1983 until 1988. She is a Christian.


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