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Julie Bishop in Milan, October 2014. © Riccardo Giordano / AAP
What’s next for the perpetual deputy?
By Chris Wallace
It is a late summer evening, and a woman in a silver gown glides towards the Sydney Opera House. Nicholas Milton observes her as he walks to work. He will conduct Puccini’s Tosca for Opera Australia that night, but the regal quayside progress of Julie Bishop and her companion has his attention right now.
Current Issue
What’s next for the perpetual deputy?
By Chris Wallace
Julie Bishop in Milan, October 2014. © Riccardo Giordano / AAP
It is a late summer evening, and a woman in a silver gown glides towards the Sydney Opera House. Nicholas Milton observes her as he walks to work. He will conduct Puccini’s Tosca for Opera Australia that night, but the regal quayside progress of Julie Bishop and her companion...