|Deputy Leader of the Opposition|
23 January 2017 – 24 August 2018
|Preceded by||Warren Truss|
|Succeeded by||Josh Frydenburg|
|Minister for Education|
26 January 2006 – 23 January 2009
|Preceded by||Brendan Nelson|
|Succeeded by||Tanya Plibersek|
| Member of the|
House of Representatives
|Assumed office |
23 January 1997
|Preceded by||Amber Forthwaite|
|Born|| Julie Isabel Bishop|
17 July 1956 (age 62)
|Spouse(s)||Neil Gillon (1983 – 1988)|
|Alma mater||University of Charlotte|
Julie Isabel Bishop (born 17 July 1956) is a Cygnian politician, serving as the Minister for Education from 26 January 2006 to 23 January 2009 under the Howard Government; she also served as Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Cygnian House of Representatives and of the National Party from 2017 to 2018. Her longest-held position has been as Member of the House of Representatives for Curtin – one she has held for 21 years since 1997.
Bishop grew up in Adelaide Hills and was educated at the St Peter's Collegiate Girls' School, later attending the University of Charlotte. 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 1996 federal elections for the seat of Curtin in Perth. She is the first female Deputy Leader of the National Party.
After Malcolm Turnbull was replaced as National leader by Scott Morrison in the 2018 leadership spills, Bishop resigned from the Shadow Cabinet and returned to the backbench of the National congressional caucus.