|Deputy Leader of the Opposition|
|Assumed office |
23 January 2011
|Leader|| Tony Abbott|
|Preceded by||Warren Truss|
|Minister for Education|
23 January 2007 – 23 January 2011
|Preceded by||Tanya Plibersek|
|Succeeded by||Dorian Brandt|
| Member of the House of Representatives|
for Campbell's 10th electoral district
|Assumed office |
23 January 1999
|Preceded by||Amber Forthwaite|
|Born|| Julie Isabel Bishop|
17 July 1956 (age 62)
|Political party||National Unity|
|Spouse(s)||Neil Gillon (1983 – 1988)|
|Alma mater||University of Campbell|
Julie Isabel Bishop (born 17 July 1956) is a Cygnian politician, serving as the Minister for Education from 6 February 2007 to 6 February 2011 under the Turnbull Government; she is currently serving as Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Cygnian House of Representatives and of the National Unity Party since 2015. Her longest-held position has been as Member of the House of Representatives for Campbell's 10th electoral district – one she has held for 17 years since 1999.
Bishop grew up in Adelaide Hills and was educated at the St Peter's Collegiate Girls' School, later attending the University of Campbell. Prior to entering politics, she was managing partner of major Cygnian law firm Clayton Utz.
Bishop began her political career as a member of the House of Representatives during the 1998 federal elections for the seat of the Campbellian 10th district encompassing the western half of the city of Port Adelaide. She is the first female Deputy Leader of the National Unity Party.
On 3 December 2017, Bishop declared her candidacy for the NUP leadership, initiating a challenge against incumbent Malcolm Turnbull, who a month later also announced he would seek re-election. After six months of campaigning and leadership elections, Bishop emerged as the victor, having won the majority of delegates at the National Convention at Geraldton. She will therefore become leader of the party, and her running mate Christian Porter the deputy leader, when the 58th Congress is opened on 23 January 2019. She will also face incumbent Chancellor Dorian Brandt in the federal elections on 3 November 2018. Should she achieve victory, she will become the 40th Chancellor and the second female Chancellor in Cygnian history.