In this very timely episode former Minister for Foreign Affairs and deputy leader of the Liberal Party Julie Bishop is Sam's guest. In the first half of this episode Sam and Julie discuss the recent events that have made headlines from Canberra, #metoo, Julie's thoughts on the need for independent counselling at Parliament House, Julie responds to the rumours that her leadership bid was blocked by the "BSDs," her work for justice for the families of MH17 and her time spent with Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran before their execution.
Sam and Julie also talk about some light subjects, including Julie's thoughts on how her first day as Chancellor of the ANU was greeted by the apocalypse, who she thought was the coolest world leader and Julie tells an unbelievable story about a dry dinner attended by key world leaders....and one of the world leaders had snuck in a hip flask of whiskey!
Episode notes -
For more information on Julie Bishop click here or copy this into your browser:https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=83P
Julie's twitter is @honjuliebishop
Here is the link for International Women's Day:https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney on the morning of Thursday March 4th 2021
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