Julie Bishop Age, Boyfriends, Political Journey, Family, Biography & More

Julie Bishop

Full NameJulie Isabel Bishop
NicknameJulie, Isabel
Political PartyLiberal Party
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Political Journey• Bishop was elected for the first time as a member of the Australian House of Representatives in the 1998 federal election for the seat of Curtin in Western Australia.
• In the John Howard Government, Bishop was appointed Minister for Ageing in 2003. Bishop was later promoted to Minister for Education, Science and Training and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women's Issues in the cabinet reshuffle on January 24, 2006, and served in those positions until the defeat of the Coalition government in the federal election held on November 24, 2007.
• On November 29, 2007, after the Coalition loss in the 2007 election, Bishop was elected deputy leader of the Liberal Party under Brendan Nelson.
• After winning the 2013 election, Tony Abbott formed the government and Bishop was sworn in as Minister for Foreign Affairs and retained her position as deputy Liberal leader.
• In December 2014, in the Abbott government, Bishop became second female Acting Prime Minister of Australia, after Julia Gillard.
• In the Turnbull government, Bishop retained his position as foreign minister.
• In October 2017, Bishop became the acting Prime Minister of Australia.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 168 cm
in meters - 1.68 m
in feet inches - 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 55 kg
in Pounds - 121 lbs
Eye ColorHazel Blue Green
Hair ColorBlonde
Personal Life
Date of BirthJuly 17, 1956
Age (as in 2017)61 Years
Birth PlaceLobethal, South Australia
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
HometownLobethal, Australia
SchoolSt Peter's Collegiate Girls' School, Adelaide
College/UniversityUniversity of Adelaide, Harvard Business School, USA
Educational QualificationDegree in Law
FamilyFather- Douglas Bishop
Mother- Isabel Bishop
Brother- Doug Bishop
Sister- Patricia Bishop
Julie Bishop with her family
HobbiesWalking, Running, Swimming, Puting on Fashion
Favorite Things
Favorite Fashion CompanyArmani
Favorite Fashion DesignerGiorgio Armani
Boyfriends/Partners, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDivorced
Boyfriends/AffairsNeil Gillon,
Ross Lightfoot (Liberal Senator)
Peter Nattrass (Former Mayor of Perth)
Julie Bishop and Peter Natttrass
David Panton (Property Developer)
Julie Bishop and David Panton
Husband/SpouseNeil Gillon (m.1983- div.1988)
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$5 million

Julie Bishop

Some Lesser Known Facts About Julie Bishop

  • Does Julie Bishop smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Julie Bishop drink Alcohol?: Yes
  • During her High School, Bishop was the captain of the debating team and co-head perfect in her final year in 1973.
  • Mrs. Bishop is the fifth generation of an apple and pear orchard dynasty in the Adelaide Hills. Her grandfather and Sir Thomas Playford, the most legendary of South Australian leader who was the Prime Minister of Australia from 1938 to 1965, were very close friends.Sir Thomas Playford
  • Both her mother and her grandfather were Mayor of the local council in the Adelaide Hills.
  • Mrs. Bishop moved to Western Australia and became a successful solicitor, but she says it was not until she went to the US and did a course at Harvard Business School during 1996, Mrs. Bishop was inspired in the USA to become involved in the federal politics.
  • Mrs. Bishop describes herself as a Christian in her outlook and attitude. She says, “I’m not a regular churchgoer, but I feel very comfortable when I go to church. I feel very comfortable in my faith.”
  • Before entering politics, Bishop was a managing partner of major Australian law firm Clayton Utz.
  • Along with her new leader, Bishop is in favor of an Australian republic, but this is not one of her top priorities.
  • Mrs. Bishop once expressed admiration for former Labor leader Kim Beazley and said she thought he would have been a good Prime Minister. “I knew him before I went into politics. After I got into politics and was able to observe him at close range, I found him to be a thoroughly decent person. And he could have been a great Prime Minister of Australia.Kim Beazley
  • One of the most interesting facts about Bishop is that she likes to run and walk when in Canberra; she always walks from her home to the Parliament House.Julie Bishop running to Parliament
  • Mrs. Bishop and former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd are very close friends.Julie Bishop embracing Kevin Rudd

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