Bronwyn Bishop
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales
Date of Birth: October 19, 1942
Age: 77 Years Old
Astrology: Libra
Residence: Newport, New South Wales
Current Partner: Mark Baker
Hair Colour: Blonde
Eye Colour: Brown
Specialisation: Politics
Fan Sites: www.aph.gov.au/B_Bishop_MP,
www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE0178b.htm
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Bronwyn Bishop is an Australian Liberal politician who was born on 19 October 1942 in Sydney. She studied at the University of Sydney and after graduating pursued a career in law, commencing work as a solicitor in 1967.

It was not until July 1987 that Bronwyn Bishop was elected to Senate for New South Wales, and then in 1989 she was promoted to the Shadow Ministry in the role of Shadow Minister for Public Administration, Federal Affairs and Local Government – a role which she served in through til 1990. In 1994, Bronwyn Bishop served briefly as Shadow Minister for Urban and Regional Strategy before resigning from the Senate to pursue a seat in the House of Representatives. She won the seat easily, however her ambitions to run as a potential party leader were not shared by her colleagues, and later that year she returned to a role as Shadow Minister, this time with the Health portfolio.

In 1995, Bronwyn Bishop was appointed as Shadow Minister for Privatisation and Commonwealth/State Relations, staying in the role until 1996, after which she was promoted to Minister for Defence Industry, Science and Personnel until 1998, and Minister for Aged Care from 1998-2001. During her time as Minister for Aged Care, Bronwyn Bishop came under fire over the poor standards of care in nursing homes. She was dropped from the ministry amid the controversy in 2001.

Throughout her career, Bronwyn Bishop has also been criticised as being racist, following her move to have headscarves banned in public schools in August 2005. After the Labor party’s victory in the 2007 Federal Election, Bronwyn Bishop was only re-elected to her seat by a small margin. She was later appointed Bishop to the Shadow Ministry of Veteran’s Affairs, only to be dropped from this portfolio after the election of Malcolm Turnbull as Leader of the Liberal Party.

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