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Ex-FM Bishop retires in new blow to Australian government

Feb 21, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Julie Bishop stuns her parliamentary colleagues with the decision not to recontest her West Australian seat in elections due by mid-May

BISHOPS RETIRES. Australia's incumbent Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) walks with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop after a party meeting in Canberra on August 24, 2018. File photo by David Gray/AFP

East Timor signs maritime border deal with Australia

Mar 07, 2018 - 1:12 PM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres witnesses the signing of the treaty, which is the first-ever reached under a special conciliation mechanism of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

TREATY. After signing the treaty during a United Nations ceremony, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop tells reporters that East Timor stands to gain 'substantial benefits' from the deal. File photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP

Australia offers to train Philippine troops in ISIS fight

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Australia which has an extensive defense cooperation program with Manila has already deployed two high tech AP 3C Orion aircraft for surveillance and is keen to provide further help

In this file photo, smoke rises after aerial bombings by Philippine Air Force planes on Islamist militant positions in Marawi, June 6, 2017. Noel Celis/AFP

Australia donates nearly P800 million for Marawi

Aug 08, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says this donation will be given to the Philippines over a period of 4 years

TOP DIPLOMAT. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop attends ASEAN meetings hosted by the Philippines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte says diplomats 'toning down' criticism of his drug war

Aug 07, 2017 - 11:08 PM

The President says his discussions with foreign officials now revolve around terrorism and the Marawi conflict

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Aug 07, 2017 - 8:57 PM

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U.S., Australia, Japan to PH: Follow the ruling you won

Aug 07, 2017 - 5:13 PM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop voice their strong opposition to coercive unilateral actions in the disputed South China Sea

HAGUE RULING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano echoes President Rodrigo Duterte's stance to downplay the Hague ruling won by the Philippines against China in July 2016. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Australia gives P34-M aid for Marawi clash victims

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Australia vows to work with the Philippine government to combat terrorism in our region Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says

TOP DIPLOMAT. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop gestures during her speech at the Albert del Rosario Institute for Strategic and International Studies in Manila on March 16, 2017. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

PH asks Australia to open market for banana growers

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:05 PM

Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III once an agriculture chief raises the Philippines two decade concern in his meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

LONGSTANDING CONCERN. Banana products from Mindanao plantations are exported to markets like Middle East, Russia, China, Japan, and South Korea where demand for the fresh fruit has increased in recent years. But Australia continues to impose stricter screening measures on Philippine bananas entering their borders. File photo by AFP

Australia vs Duterte? 'Just difference in perspective,' Abella says

Mar 21, 2017 - 6:12 PM

There was no contradiction between President Rodrigo Duterte and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says

COURTESY CALL. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in Davao City on March 17, 2017. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

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Mar 19, 2017 - 1:46 PM

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Australia says world can learn from Duterte victory

Mar 18, 2017 - 9:19 AM

In an exclusive Rappler Talk interview Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the lesson for politicians around the world: tap into the concerns of those left behind by globalization

TOP DIPLOMAT. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop talks to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa in an exclusive Rappler Talk interview on March 16, 2017. Screen grab from Rappler video

Duterte, Bishop discuss South China Sea dispute, terrorism

Mar 17, 2017 - 7:06 PM

During the meeting Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Australia pledges 40 million over 6 years to support the peace process in Mindanao

AUSTRALIA'S TOP DIPLOMAT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in Davao City on March 17. Presidential Photo

Rappler Talk: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on diplomacy in a changing world

Mar 17, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Foreign Minister Bishop also talks about technology women empowerment and the rise of strongmen

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Mar 17, 2017 - 10:24 AM

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In Manila, Australia's top diplomat hits China

Mar 17, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Australia opposes the scale of reclamation and reconstruction that has occurred in the South China Sea Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says

PHILIPPINE TRIP. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop arrives for a bilateral meeting with her Philippine counterpart, Enrique Manalo (not in photo), at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila on March 16, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Use your 'moral voice,' Australia tells ASEAN

Mar 16, 2017 - 10:38 PM

Ten voices are more compelling than one Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says in Manila

TOP DIPLOMAT. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop gestures during her speech at the Albert del Rosario Institute for Strategic and International Studies in Manila on March 16, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Australia, Indonesia mull joint South China Sea patrols

Nov 01, 2016 - 7:56 AM

The possibility was raised by Jakarta during meetings between Bishop and Defense Minister Marise Payne and Indonesian officials including Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu last week

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in London on September 9, 2016. Justin Tallis/AFP

Kolaborasi Indonesia dan Australia untuk memajukan industri fashion

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Dua desainer Australia turut memamerkan koleksi mereka di JFW 2017 Sedangkan desainer Indonesia Anandia Putri akan tampil di Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2017

INDUSTRI FASHION. Menteri Luar Negeri Australia Julie Bishop (ketiga dari kiri) ikut menghadiri pagelaran Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) 2017 pada Rabu, 26 Oktober di sela kunjungan singkatnya di Jakarta. Foto dari JFW 2017.

Australia to PH: No need to choose between US, China

Oct 26, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop also hails the contributions of the US as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vows to move away from Washington

REPRESENTING AUSTRALIA. Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely says the Philippines doesn't need to choose between the US and China. File photo courtesy of the Australian embassy

Empat agenda utama Menlu Australia Julie Bishop di Indonesia

Oct 26, 2016 - 6:42 PM

Pemerintah Australia memiliki kepentingan besar untuk membendung pejuang asing yang kembali dari Irak dan Suriah

KUNJUNGAN KEHORMATAN. Presiden Joko Widodo (kiri) berdiskusi dengan Menteri Luar Negeri Australia Julie Bishop (tengah) dan Menlu Retno Marsudi (kanan) seusai pertemuan tertutup di Istana Merdeka, Jakarta, Rabu, 26 Oktober. Foto oleh Yudhi Mahatma/ANTARA

China must abide by same rules as everyone else – Biden

Jul 16, 2016 - 11:07 AM

The US Vice President also says We re urging both China and the Philippines to abide by the ruling

File photo by Andrew Harrer/EPA

Angry China warns against 'cradle of war' in sea

Jul 13, 2016 - 2:30 PM

3rd UPDATE China reacts furiously to the decision of a UN backed arbitral tribunal in The Hague on the South China Sea dispute

Activists from various anti-China groups rally in front of the Chinese Consulate in Makati City on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong

Australian FM defends refugee policy on Indonesia trip

Mar 21, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Julie Bishop: Australia is sharing the burden and will be looking to other countries in our region to do similar

BISHOP IN JAKARTA. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (L), accompanied by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (R), talks to journalists during a joint press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 21, 2016. Adi Weda/EPA

Wisatawan Australia kini bisa berkunjung ke Indonesia tanpa visa

Mar 19, 2016 - 9:42 PM

Kementerian Pariwisata berharap dengan memberikan bebas visa akan lebih banyak turis asing yang berkunjung ke Indonesia

Wisatawan mancanegara berada di kawasan wisata Pantai Kuta, Badung, Bali, Kamis, 25 Februari. Bali merupakan tujuan favorit bagi warga Australia untuk berlibur. Foto oleh Fikri Yusuf/ANTARA

Malaysia deports Australian journalists who questioned PM

Mar 15, 2016 - 10:08 AM

UPDATED Malaysia deports two Australian journalists who were detained after trying to question Prime Minister Najib Razak about multiple scandals swirling around him

ABC journalists Louie Eroglu (L) and Linton Besser (R). Photo courtesy Sally Neighbour/ABC/Twitter

Australia 'concerned' over journalists detained in Malaysia

Mar 14, 2016 - 3:50 PM

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Australia s high commissioner ambassador in Malaysia has been in contact with the pair Four Corners reporter Linton Besser and camera operator Louie Eroglu

In this file photo, a motorist rides past a hoarding at the construction site of the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) flagship Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur on July 8, 2015. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Australia gives PH P17.5M in aid for typhoon victims

Jan 02, 2016 - 7:55 PM

The aid will include 5 700 hygiene and safety kits for families affected by flooding from Typhoon Nona Melor that hit central Luzon in mid December

BLEAK HOLIDAYS. In this photo taken on December 24, 2015, a child lies in a plastic wash basin along a flooded street in Calumpit Bulacan, north of Manila. Residents in typhoon-hit Philippine villages had little to celebrate during the holidays as towns remain submerged. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Chinese media warn against US South China Sea move

Oct 15, 2015 - 12:19 PM

Tensions have been mounting since China transformed reefs in the area into small islands capable of supporting military facilities a move that the US says threatens freedom of navigation

MISCHIEF REEF. An aerial photo taken though a glass window inside a military plane of the alleged on-going reclamation by China into Mischief reef in the Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, 11 May 2015. File Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

US and Australia warn China on sea access

Oct 14, 2015 - 7:28 AM

According to senior US officials speaking on condition of anonymity Washington is drawing up a plan to sail by these islands in the coming days or weeks

JOINT MEETING. Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop MP (2R) and, United States Secretary of State John Kerry (2L) talk with Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne (L) and US Defense Secretary Ash Carter (R) after address the media following their joint meeting in Boston, Massachusetts USA October 13, 2015. Photo bhy CJ Gunther/EPA

Australia in talks with Philippines to resettle refugees

Oct 09, 2015 - 11:35 AM

UPDATED Under Australia s hardline policy to stop asylum seeker boats reaching its shores those arriving by sea are denied resettlement in Australia even if found to be genuine refugees

JULIE BISHOP. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop delivers her address during the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit at United Nations headquarters in New York, USA, September 27, 2015. Photo by Matt Campbell/EPA

Australia to Indonesia: Don't be wishy-washy on cattle imports

Sep 21, 2015 - 5:48 PM

Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb says setting an annual quota for cattle imports would be a more stable arrangement instead of deciding on the figure each quarter as Indonesia does now

Women promoted in Australian PM's 'extensive' cabinet reshuffle

Sep 20, 2015 - 4:16 PM

Malcolm Turnbull a 60 year old multimillionaire former banker and businessman who holds socially moderate views within the conservative Liberal Party increased the number of women in cabinet from two to 5

TURNBULL. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, September 20, 2015. Photo by Lukas Coch/EPA

Opponents vow to fight laws expanding role of Japan's military

Sep 19, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Susumu Murakoshi chairman of the 36 000 strong national bar association criticizes the government for going against the will of the people and pledged to see the changes abolished

'NOT AN END.' A general view of the Lower House session to vote non-confidence motion against Abe's Cabinet is held at parliament in Tokyo, Japan, September 18, 2015. The Democratic Party of Japan is opposed to the bills that would for the first time since World War II allow the use of military force in support of allies attacked overseas. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Australia: Ties with Indonesia back in 'good shape' after Bali 9 execution

Sep 03, 2015 - 11:20 AM

There are tensions in the relationship from time to time We are two very different countries but we are neighbors and we both realize that we need to get along says Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

TENSION. Tension between Australia and Indonesia grew after Australian drug traffickers Andrew Chan (L) and Myuran Sukumaran (R) were executed. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Wing part arrives in France as MH370 link investigated

Aug 01, 2015 - 2:05 PM

UPDATED Experts will begin their analysis on August 5 If confirmed the discovery would mark the first breakthrough in a case that has baffled aviation experts for 16 months

MISSING PLANE. A picture made available July 30, 2015 shows officers carrying pieces of debris from an unidentified aircraft apparently washed ashore in Saint-Andre de la Reunion, eastern La Reunion island, France, July 29. File photo by Raymond Wae Tion/EPA

Australia 'sickened' as new MH17 footage emerges

Jul 17, 2015 - 9:45 AM

The newspaper claims the footage only obtained this week is filmed by the rebels themselves as they capture what they initially believe to be a Ukrainian air force fighter jet they had shot down

INVESTIGATION. Australian and Dutch investigators examine a piece of debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane, near the village of Grabove, 100 km from Donetsk, Ukraine, August 1, 2014. File Photo by Igor Kovalenko/EPA

Indonesia slashes cattle imports from Australia

Jul 14, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Jakarta will import 50 000 cattle in the third quarter from July to September a sharp reduction from 250 000 in the previous quarter

A file picture shows Brahman cattle bound for Indonesia held at Cedar Park, a pre-export feed lot some 100 km south of Darwin, Australia, on July 14, 2011. Indonesian Trade official announced in July 2015 that it plans to reduce imports of Australian cattle. Photo by Dave Hunt/EPA

The problem with Australia's secrecy on asylum seeker boat payments

Jun 17, 2015 - 10:28 AM

Boats secrecy leads to bad policy without democratic accountability writes Alex Reilly

SECRETS. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (center) and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop with fellow Liberal MPs in Canberra, Australia. File photo by EPA

Abbott brushes off Indonesia people-smuggling bribery claims

Jun 16, 2015 - 9:36 AM

Australian authorities work within the law to stop asylum seeker boats Prime Minister Tony Abbott insists

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks at the Magna Carta 800th anniversary celebration at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 15 June 2015. Mick Tsikas/EPA

Australia tells Indonesia to fix its borders

Jun 15, 2015 - 11:20 AM

UPDATED Foreign Minister Julie Bishop suggests in an interview that Indonesia is to blame for failing to properly manage its borders

In this file photo, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop speaks during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, 18 October 2014. Ali Abbas/EPA

Australian envoy's return to Indonesia shows his recall was futile

Jun 12, 2015 - 12:11 PM

Recalling Grigson was not only futile but further damaged already fragile ties with Indonesia writes Rebecca Strating

Australia defends Jakarta envoy's return after executions

Jun 10, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Australia s ambassador to Indonesia has resumed his post after a 6 week absence

FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (R) meets Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson in Perth, Australia, after Grigson was recalled from Jakarta over the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Photo by EPA

Indonesia believes most migrants at sea not Rohingya – Australia

May 23, 2015 - 11:48 AM

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Indonesia estimated that only 30 to 40 of the thousands still stranded at sea were Rohingya

'RESCUED.' The Myanmar navy rescue a boat loaded with 219 migrants on May 21, most of them from Bangladesh according to a government website. Malaysia and Indonesia say they would start helping thousands of Rohingya migrants on boats off their shores. Handout photo from Myanmar Information Ministry/EPA

Australia calls for regional fight against drug trade after executions

Apr 30, 2015 - 1:04 PM

Australia wants to have discussions with Indonesia and other neighbors on the region s efforts to deal with the scourge of drug trafficking in and out of our countries

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (R) and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (L) speak to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, April 27, 2015. Lukas Coch/EPA

Australian condemnation after Indonesia execution reports

Apr 29, 2015 - 4:23 AM

A top official from Australia s foreign ministry called the death penalty an abuse of state power after the reported execution of two Australian drug convicts in Indonesia

STILL HOPING. Letters made out of flowers reading 'Keep Hope Alive' seen at a vigil for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukamaran, the two Australians in Indonesia's death-row, in Sydney, Australia, 27 April 2015. Photo by Dan Himbrechts / Australia and New Zealand Out / EPA

Halt Indonesia drug executions until graft claims probed – Australia

Apr 27, 2015 - 10:28 AM

The call comes after Fairfax Media published allegations of corruption by the judges who sentenced Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan in 2006

Indonesia informs convicts of execution, Frenchman excluded

Apr 25, 2015 - 9:22 PM

Tony Spontana a spokesman for the attorney general s office does not give a date for the executions but a lawyer for Filipina Mary Jane Veloso says she had been informed she would be put to death on Tuesday April 28

FINAL APPEAL. Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso (C) escorted by police officers during an appeal hearing in Yogyakarta on March 3, 2015. Photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

Australia says executions of 2 nationals in Indonesia 'imminent'

Apr 25, 2015 - 8:28 PM

Nothing can be gained and much will be lost if these two young Australians are executed says Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

EXECUTIONS 'IMMINENT.' Australian Andrew Chan (R) and Myuran Sukumaran (L) inside a holding cell as they wait for their final appeal against their death sentence at Denpasar District Court in Bali, Indonesia, on 8 October 2010. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Australia brokers intelligence-sharing deal with Iran

Apr 20, 2015 - 2:03 PM

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Tehran has a strong military presence and long relationship with Iraq coupled with a sophisticated intelligence network in places where Canberra has no presence

IN TEHRAN. Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop (L) speak to members of the media during a joint news conference following their meeting in Tehran, Iran, 18 April 2015. Stringer/EPA