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Labor questions Julie Bishop's new job

Julie Bishop has landed her first job in the private sector since she bowed out of politics. (AAP)

After 20 years in politics, former foreign minister Julie Bishop has picked up a private sector gig with international advisory firm Palladium.

Former foreign minister Julie Bishop has picked up a board director role at the international consultancy Palladium.

The non-executive position is the West Australian's first job in the private sector since she bowed out of politics after more than 20 years at the election.

The company operates in more than 90 countries, providing advice and working on international development projects with governments, companies and not-for-profits.

Ms Bishop says joining Palladium will continue her long-standing interest in economic development in the Pacific and beyond.

"Palladium has a focus on private sector engagement to deliver effective, sustainable development and even invests its own money into projects," she said in a statement on Tuesday.

Palladium chief executive Kim Bredhauer said Ms Bishop has plenty in common with the company.

"We are both committed to inclusive growth, resulting in sustainable solutions around the world."

Ms Bishop confirmed last month she is also becoming chair of the Telethon Kids Institute, a Perth-based research hub.

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