On 27 November 2007 Julie Bishop announced Julie Bishop was running for the position of Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party. In 1996 Julie Bishop attended Harvard Business School in Boston and completed the eight-week Advanced Management Program for Senior Managers. "
Bishop retained the role of Deputy Leader without challenge following the Coalition's narrow loss in the 2010 federal election and retained the portfolios of Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Shadow Minister for Trade.
She was a minister in the Howard government until the defeat of the Liberal/National Coalition at the election held on 24 November 2007. She holds this title as the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia. She is currently the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Shadow Minister for Trade.