Julie Bishop. Picture: Kym Smith
Julie Bishop. Picture: Kym Smith

Shock: Julie Bishop announces she will quit politics

Julie Bishop has announced she will quit politics at the election.

"I've been contacted by a number of talented, indeed extraordinary people, including women, who have indicated to me that should I not recontest the seat of Curtin, they would seek preselection," Ms Bishop told parliament this afternoon.

"It is time for a new member to take my place."

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