The first woman to serve as Australia's foreign minister says she and then defence minister Marise Payne regularly drew stares as a rare female duo at the international security summits they attended together.
In carving her own path to the top of the political game, Julie Bishop has learned to be as bold, confident and skilful as anyone in Parliament — traits all on display in a cutting final speech, writes Annabel Crabb.
From China to MH17 to her ill-fated run for the prime ministership, Julie Bishop has outlasted and outperformed most of her contemporaries, all while cutting a quiet but respected figure, writes Philip Williams.
The high-profile Liberal MP had previously said she would run in her Perth seat of Curtin again, but now says she will not be contesting the next election.
Former foreign minister Julie Bishop describes the moment she confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin over the MH17 disaster on behalf of Tony Abbott, an event she says was "more of a diplomatic buttonholing" than a "shirtfronting".
The former foreign minister says she has witnessed behaviour in Canberra she never would have accepted while running a major law firm 20 years ago, and the public are justified in feeling "contempt" for politicians.
Outgoing Foreign Minister Julie Bishop describes the impact of the shooting down of MH17 on the past four years of her personal and ministerial life, amid speculation she could be Australia's next governor-general.
After a week of bitter infighting, Scott Morrison emerges as the new leader of the Liberal Party after winning a contest against Peter Dutton, who led the charge for change at the top.
The Solicitor-General's legal advice is the key to Peter Dutton's tilt at the prime ministership and strengthens his case to lead the Liberal Party — but it is not clear cut.
A noon showdown for the leadership of the Liberal Party today may seal the political fate of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and decide who becomes the next prime minister: Peter Dutton, Julie Bishop or Scott Morrison.