Julie Bishop (politician)

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Bishop in August 2014.

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. She also served as 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.[1] Since 2019, she has been the chancellor of the Australian National University (ANU).[2]

Bishop was born in Lobethal, South Australia. She was married to Neil Gillon from 1983 until 1988. She is a Christian.[3]

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  1. "Medal of Merit". Embassy, Consulate-General and Consulates, Australia. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  2. Bolton, Robert (1 August 2019). "Julie Bishop to replace Gareth Evans as ANU chancellor". The Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  3. "Julie Bishop: Australia's newest female Member of Cabinet". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 16 April 2006. Retrieved 14 March 2015.

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