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.
Weeks after warning of a "less predictable" United States, Julie Bishop finally had an opportunity to front two of the highest ranking chiefs in a US administration whose disruptions on trade, climate and nukes run counter to Australia's interests, writes Tony Walker.
A long-awaited announcement on who will build the Navy's next fleet of anti-submarine warships is delayed as cabinet debates whether to include a Western Australia-based company in the $35 billion project.
Julie Bishop questions an article written about her meeting with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the G20 in Argentina last month.
It is unusual that Australia's Foreign Minister took a call about the departure of a senior figure in the Trump administration before the man himself, but it is also evidence that Australia can still count on connections in high places in Washington DC, writes Greg Jennett.