It’s terrific to be here at Adelaide Ice. I’d like to thank Michael Goonan and his staff for making myself and Nigel McKenna, our candidate for Port Adelaide, so welcome. This is another very iconic Australian business which is going to be badly damaged by the carbon tax; is being badly damaged by the carbon tax. Making [...]
Distinguished guests from the International Federation, representatives from Diabetes Australia and my parliamentary colleagues, in particular Richard Marles Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Pacific Affairs.
I’m delighted to have the opportunity to show my support on behalf of the Coalition for the Western Pacific Reg [...]
Written by Julie Bishop
There is an old saying that it only takes one shot to start a war. While technically correct, this ignores the build-up – a failure of diplomacy, increasing tensions, months or years of military escalation and a collapse of trust in the opposing government or military force – that ultimately lead [...]
Labor has no real, coherent plan for child care as evidenced by five years of inaction. Only the Coalition has a plan for more affordable, accessible and flexible child care.
Haphazard policy is really a hallmark of this Government. We have seen further evidence of this today with the Minister for Child Care’s announcement on their flexibili [...]
Wayne Swan’s tricky relationship with the truth continues. He claims that families in Western Sydney will be worse off under a Coalition Government. The reality is the opposite. Families across Australia will be better off under the Coalition. Our Real Solutions plans will ease cost of living pressures on Australian families. Families will be [...]
To mark the historic passing of the Act of Recognition today I take this opportunity to highlight the positive work young people in my electorate are doing to promote reconciliation.
Last week in Canberra I met with the founder and CEO of ICEA Foundation (Indigenous Communities Education and Awareness), Lockie Cooke from Mosman Park.
A state of the art medical research facility made possible by funding from the former Howard Government is on track for completion later this year. Tony Abbott, the Health Minister at the time, approved the $50m contribution to the Western Australian Institute of Medical Research project in the 2007/08 budget.
Curtin MP Julie Bish [...]
Foreign policy has been thrown into the spotlight as Australia takes up its seat on the United Nations Security Council.
The federal government says the two-year mandate shows Australia is a trusted member of the international community, and will make Australians proud. But as Australia enters a federal election year, the Opposition argues th [...]
With the New Year upon us and less than five months until the next federal budget, now is the time the Gillard Government must categorically rule out any further cuts to the already plundered Defence budget.
Shadow Minister for Defence Science, Technology and Personnel, Stuart Robert, said with Defence spending as a percentage of GDP at its l [...]
Julie met the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta at a State Reception organised by WA Premier Colin Barnett last Wednesday afternoon.
The reception, held at Indiana Cottesloe Beach, was also attended by United States ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich, burns specialist Fiona Wood, Victoria Cross r [...]
As a community we must have zero tolerance for the sexual abuse of children. Wherever abuse has occurred it must be tackled and it must be tackled vigorously, openly and transparently. It’s clear that for a long period there was insufficient awareness and insufficient vigilance when it came to predatory behaviour by people in positions of aut [...]
Written by Julie Bishop Thursday, 25 October 2012
The announcement last month that the Swiss Government was launching two weeks of military exercises to prepare for the impact of widespread civil unrest within and beyond its borders was a surprise to many people.
Protests have occurred in nations most affected by the European debt crisis, wit [...]
Written by Julie Bishop Thursday, 18 October 2012
Former US president Harry S. Truman once observed that “Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice”. Few things in life give rise to greater feelings of indignation than when we believe we have been victims of an injustice. [...]
Rob Oakeshott has again voted with the Labor Government, betraying the people of Lyne. Yesterday, thanks to Mr Oakeshott’s vote, the Gillard Government cut over $1 billion from Medicare, by closing the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS).
Mr Oakeshott voted to dump locals with cancer, heart conditions, diabetes, and other chronic diseases on [...]