Julie Bishop Biography and Profile

Julie Bishop - Julie Isabel Bishop - Australia News in Politics

Julie Bishop (Julie Isabel Bishop) was born on 17 July 1956 in the Adelaide Hills, her family home was an apple and cherry orchard. She studied law at the University of Adelaide. By the age of 30 she had moved to Perth and was an established lawyer. She became managing partner in 1994 at the law firm Clayton Utz. Four years later she became the member of parliament for Curtin in Western Australia which took her to Canberra.

Julie Isabel Bishop career experienced a major boost when she became foreign minister in the Abbott cabinet in 2013. She was lauded for her handling of the disappearance of flight MH370, for which Australia continues to lead the search.

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