The Hon Alan Tudge MP

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Alan Tudge was elected to the Australian Parliament in 2010, representing the seat of Aston. Following the 2013 Federal election he was appointed to the role of Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with a primary focus on Indigenous affairs.

He has been a member of the House of Representatives Employment and Education Committee and was Chairman of the Coalition’s Taskforce into Online Higher Education.

Prior to entering parliament, Alan spent most of his career in business, including several years with the Boston Consulting Group in Australia, Malaysia and New York, and running his own advisory business. He was also Senior Adviser to former Education Minister Brendan Nelson and Foreign Minister Alexander Downer.

He also spent several years as the Deputy Director of Noel Pearson’s Cape York Institute where he oversaw the design of the Welfare Reform program as well as a number of other initiatives. 

His experience with Cape York began in 2000 where he was the first corporate secondee into remote Indigenous Australia. Jawon which has now sent over 1000 secondees from Australia’s leading companies.

Alan has had a long term commitment to improving our education systems. As well as his work in parliament, Alan is a co-founder of Teach for Australia, a national non-profit which supports top graduates into disadvantaged schools.

He was born and educated in the eastern outskirts of Melbourne where his parents were new immigrants to Australia. His first jobs included apple and potato picking, factory laboring, bar work and sales assistant at Myer Dandenong.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts from Melbourne University (where he was Student President) and an MBA from Harvard University.

He is a keen sportsman and proud North Melbourne supporter.

He lives in Wantirna South with his wife, Teri, and their two daughters.

Responsibilities: 

The Hon Alan Tudge MP is the Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister.

3AW Melbourne - Interview with Tom Elliott

Topics: Closing the Gap

TOM ELLIOTT:

I’ve drawn a fairly long bow here as you may have just heard. Firstly, the Closing the Gap report that you have been working on, what does it conclude?

ALAN TUDGE:

It was tabled today. It is the annual report which the Prime Minister of the day tables. As always, it has mixed reviews. There are some positive things in there and there are also some frustratingly poor things in there.

Sky News - Interview with Laura Jayes

Topics: Closing the Gap, Indigenous Affairs, Andrew Robb

LAURA JAYES:

Thanks very much for joining us once again on The Latest.  Let’s start with the Closing the Gap and we’ll get to broader indigenous issues as well.  This has been criticised today as something that perhaps needs to be revisited because this is the eighth Closing the Gap statement and we haven’t met a lot of our targets.

ALAN TUDGE:

Appointment as Minister for Human Services

I am honoured to be appointed by the Prime Minister to join his ministerial team as the Minister for Human Services.

The Human Services portfolio touches the lives of millions of Australians every day and I look forward to continuing to work closely with the Minister for Social Services, the Hon Christian Porter MP, through the intersection of policy and service delivery.

I thank the Prime Minister for his confidence in me and I look forward to continuing to implement the Turnbull Government's agenda of innovation and reform for a better Australia.

Sky News Karvelas - Interview with Patricia Karvelas

Topics: New Turnbull Ministry, appointment as Minister for Human Services, Closing the Gap report, Indigenous constitutional referendum.

PATRICIA KARVELAS:

My first guest tonight is one of the big winners in this reshuffle. Alan Tudge moves from an Assistant Minister role to Minister for Human Services. Congratulations.

ALAN TUDGE:

Thank you PK.

PATRICIA KARVELAS:

Does this satisfy the conservative wing now of the Liberal Party; the wing that felt a bit miffed five months ago?

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