Former foreign minister tells Senate committee looking at her new job she has not broken ministerial code of conduct

Julie Bishop has said serving MPs and officials should be held responsible for not meeting with former ministers.

In a submission to a Senate committee examining whether Bishop and Christopher Pyne breached ministerial standards by accepting post-retirement jobs relating to their former portfolios, the long-serving foreign minister claims the ministerial code of conduct would be “more workable and enforceable” if it shifted the onus to those still accountable to parliament.

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