– “Australia and the United States enjoy one of the closest relationships that can exist between two countries- politically, socially, economically, culturally, and strategically.”
– Australia is “very excited about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement…it is one of the most ambitious and wide-ranging trade agreements that the world has seen…it represents a significant boost to the economies” that are a part of the agreement.”
About Julie Bishop
Julie Bishop is the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Australia’s Federal Coalition Government. She is also the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party and has served as the Member for Curtin in the House of Representatives since 1998. Minister Bishop was sworn in as Australia’s first female Foreign Minister on 18 September 2013 following four years in the role of Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. She previously served as a Cabinet Minister in the Howard Government as Minister for Education, Science and Training and as the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues. Prior to this, Minister Bishop was Minister for Ageing. Before entering Parliament Minister Bishop was a commercial litigation lawyer at Perth firm Clayton Utz, becoming a partner in 1985, and managing partner in 1994.
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