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Bronwyn Bishop is an Australian Liberal politician, currently serving as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. She was born Bronwyn Kathleen Setright in 1942 in Sydney. She undertook a 5-year straight-law LL.B. programme at the University of Sydney, completing her professional qualification from the Solicitors' Admission Board. Bishop first worked as an articled clerk and played an acting role as a barrister in the 1960's Australian television program Divorce Court. She was admitted to practise law in 1967 as a solicitor and became a company director before entering politics. After the retirement of Sir John Carrick at the double dissolution of 5 June 1987, Bishop was nominated by the Liberal Party to contest the vacant seat in the Senate for New South Wales at the election on July 11, 1987a and won the seat. She was elevated by Andrew Peacock to the shadow ministry in 1989 as Shadow Minister for Public Administration, Federal Affairs and Local Government. She proved an aggressive debater against the Australian Labor Party, particularly with Foreign Minister Gareth Evans. She was the first woman to be popularly elected as a Senator for New South Wales. After the Liberals' defeat at the 1993 election, Bishop began to be seen as a possible leadership candidate, and resigned from the Senate to the lower house in a move widely seen as furthering her leadership ambitions. However, she didn't poll as well as expected and decided to opt out of the leadership race. She was the first Liberal woman from New South Wales to become a minister. In September 2013, Bishop was elected as Speaker on November 12, 2013 and is the third female Speaker of the House of Representatives.

MAY 3, 1994: CANBERRA, ACT. (L-R) Politician Bronwyn...
By Michael Jones
03 May, 1994
APRIL, 1994: CANBERRA, ACT. Politician Bronwyn...
By Michael Jones
01 April, 1994
MARCH 25, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Liberal candidates...
By Anna Rogers
25 March, 1994
MARCH 25, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Liberal politicians...
By Grant Turner
25 March, 1994
MARCH 7, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Liberal politicians...
By Barry McKinnon
07 March, 1994
FEBRUARY 17, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Federal...
By Verity Chambers
17 February, 1994
FEBRUARY 17, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Federal...
By News Ltd
17 February, 1994
FEBRUARY 7, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Federal Liberal...
By Jeremy Piper
07 February, 1994
FEBRUARY 7, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Federal Liberal...
By Jeremy Piper
07 February, 1994
JANUARY 18, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) John Hewson...
By Samantha Randall
18 January, 1994
JANUARY 18, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) John Hewson,...
By Samantha Randall
18 January, 1994
JANUARY 18, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) John Hewson,...
By Michael Amendolia
18 January, 1994
DECEMBER 18, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Troy Bendeich
18 December, 1993
DECEMBER 12, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Politician...
By Michael Amendolia
12 December, 1993
DECEMBER 12, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Michael Amendolia
12 December, 1993
DECEMBER 12, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Michael Amendolia
12 December, 1993
DECEMBER 11, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Senator Bronwyn...
By Michael Perini
11 December, 1993
DECEMBER 11, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Senator Bronwyn...
By Michael Perini
11 December, 1993
NOVEMBER 10, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Liberal Party...
By Patrick Hamilton
10 November, 1993
NOVEMBER 10, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Liberal Party...
By Patrick Hamilton
10 November, 1993
NOVEMBER 10, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Liberal Party...
By Patrick Hamilton
10 November, 1993
NOVEMBER 10, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Liberal Party...
By Patrick Hamilton
10 November, 1993
OCTOBER 26, 1993: BRISBANE, QLD. Senator Bronwyn...
By Richard Cisar-Wright
26 October, 1993
OCTOBER 15, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Uwe Kuessner
15 October, 1993
OCTOBER 15, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Uwe Kuessner
15 October, 1993
OCTOBER 15, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Senator Bronwyn...
By Uwe Kuessner
15 October, 1993
OCTOBER 15, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Senator Bronwyn...
By Uwe Kuessner
15 October, 1993
OCTOBER 10, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Anna Rogers
14 October, 1993
OCTOBER 5, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Michael Amendolia
05 October, 1993
OCTOBER, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Warren Kirby
01 October, 1993
SEPTEMBER 21, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Senator Bronwyn...
By Tracee Lea
21 September, 1993
JULY 29, 1993: NEWCASTLE, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Stuart St Baker
29 July, 1993
JULY 29, 1993: NEWCASTLE, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Stuart St Baker
29 July, 1993
JULY 13, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Michael Amendolia
13 July, 1993
JUNE 29, 1993: MELBOURNE, VIC. Politician Bronwyn...
By Alan Funnell
29 June, 1993
APRIL 7, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Adam Knott
07 April, 1993
APRIL 7, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Jeremy Piper
07 April, 1993
APRIL 7, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Adam Knott
07 April, 1993
APRIL 7, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Senator Bronwyn Bishop...
By Jeremy Piper
07 April, 1993
MARCH 18, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Gregg Porteous
18 March, 1993
MARCH 18, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Gregg Porteous
18 March, 1993
MARCH 16, 1993: CANBERRA, ACT. Politician Bronwyn...
By News Ltd
16 March, 1993
FEBRUARY, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Ross Schultz
01 February, 1993
OCTOBER 27, 1992: CANBERRA, ACT. Politician Bronwyn...
By David Gray
27 October, 1992
OCTOBER 26, 1992: CANBERRA, ACT. Politician Bronwyn...
By Erin Jonasson
26 October, 1992
OCTOBER 26, 1992: CANBERRA, ACT. Politician Bronwyn...
By Erin Jonasson
26 October, 1992
JULY 1, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. Senator Bronwyn Bishop...
By Michael Perini
01 July, 1992
JULY 22, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By David Hancock
22 July, 1991
MAY 1, 1989: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Politician Bronwyn...
By David Motte
01 May, 1989
MAY 1, 1989: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Politician Bronwyn...
By David Motte
01 May, 1989
NOVEMBER 10, 1988: CANBERRA, ACT. Senator Bronwyn...
By Paul Johns
10 November, 1988
NOVEMBER 10, 1988: CANBERRA, ACT. Senator Bronwyn...
By Paul Johns
10 November, 1988
SEPTEMBER 20, 1988: SYDNEY, NSW. Senator Bronwyn...
By Michael Perini
20 September, 1988
SEPTEMBER 20, 1988: SYDNEY, NSW. Senator Bronwyn...
By Michael Perini
20 September, 1988
FEBRUARY 17, 1988: SYDNEY, NSW. Senator Bronwyn...
By Frank Violi
17 February, 1988
AUGUST 25, 1987: SYDNEY, NSW. Senator Bronwyn...
By Alan Pryke
25 August, 1987
JULY 30, 1987: SYDNEY, NSW. Senator Bronwyn Bishop...
By Frank Violi
30 July, 1987
JUNE 28, 1987: SYDNEY, NSW. NSW Liberal Party...
By Michele Mossop
28 June, 1987
MARCH 31, 1987: SYDNEY, NSW. NSW Liberal Party...
By Colin Murty
31 March, 1987
MARCH 29, 1987: SYDNEY, NSW. Politician Bronwyn...
By Michael Amendolia
29 March, 1987
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