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Julie Bishop quits politics

Julie Bishop says it was an “immense honour” to serve as Australia’s first woman foreign minister, as she announced her retirement from federal parliament at the next election.

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Christopher Pyne with Naval Group boss Herve Gilliou at the Naval Group Australia Office in Keswick in 2017. Photo: David Mariuz / AAP

Defence jobs guarantee could be lost in translation

Defence Minister Christopher Pyne has doubled down on his guarantee that at least 60 per cent of the work for the multi-billion dollar future submarines will go to local firms, despite comments from a senior executive at the French company contracted to deliver the project casting fresh doubts on the claim.