Fashioning Diplomacy

LSJ December 2016

The year ahead will be huge for Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, with a controversial new US President and administration in office, ongoing conflict in Iraq and Syria, and a final report due on the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17.

She talked to me about the values she believes are under threat, her work to promote our national interests, job opportunities for lawyers, the source of her personal confidence, and the importance of so-called “fashion diplomacy”.

I am very conscious of the skills required for a future workforce. Jobs will be global and I want to see young Australians have the opportunity to work, not only in Australia, but in our region. Australia’s engagement in our region is absolutely fundamental to our peace and prosperity.

Published in the December issue of the Law Society of NSW Journal.

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