The Honourable
Julie Bishop
Julie Bishop 2014.jpg
16th Vice Chancellor of Cygnia
In office
18 February 2016 – 3 January 2017
Chancellor Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by Warren Truss
Succeeded by Tanya Plibersek
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
3 January 2013 – 3 January 2017
Chancellor Tony Abbott
Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by Kevin Rudd
Succeeded by Penny Wong
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
In office
3 January 2017 – 24 August 2018
Leader Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by Tanya Plibersek
Succeeded by Josh Frydenberg
Minister for Education
In office
26 January 2006 – 3 January 2009
Chancellor John Howard
Preceded by Brendan Nelson
Succeeded by Tanya Plibersek
Member of the
House of Representatives
for Curtin
Assumed office
3 January 1997
Preceded by Amber Forthwaite
Personal details
Born Julie Isabel Bishop
17 July 1956 (age 62)
Lobethal, Avon
Citizenship Cygnian
Political party NUP emu blue National
Spouse(s) Neil Gillon (1983 – 1988)
Alma mater University of Charlotte
Religion Christianity

Julie Isabel Bishop (born 17 July 1956) is a Cygnian politician, serving as the 16th Vice Chancellor of Cygnia from 18 February 2016 to 3 January 2017 under the Turnbull Government, as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 3 January 2013 to 3 January 2017 under the Abbott and Turnbull Governments, and as Minister for Education from 26 January 2006 to 3 January 2009 under the Howard Government; she also served as Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Cygnian House of Representatives from 2017 to 2018 and of the National Party from 2016 to 2018. Her longest-held position has been as Member of the House of Representatives for Curtin – one she has held for 21 years since 1997.

Bishop grew up in Adelaide Hills and was educated at the St Peter's Collegiate Girls' School, later attending the University of Charlotte. Prior to entering politics, she was managing partner of major Cygnian law firm Clayton Utz.

Bishop began her political career as a member of the House of Representatives during the 1996 federal elections for the seat of Curtin in Perth. She is the first female Deputy Leader of the National Party.

After Malcolm Turnbull was replaced as National leader by Scott Morrison in the 2018 leadership spills, Bishop resigned from the Shadow Cabinet and returned to the backbench of the National congressional caucus. On 21 February 2019, Bishop announced that she would retire from Congress at the next federal elections in 2020.

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