The Hon Alan Tudge MP

Landscape Photo: 
Biography Text: 

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.


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

Remarks at the launch of the Forrest Review

Ladies and gentlemen, I have the pleasure of concluding the formalities.

Can I start by thanking Andrew Forrest for the work he has done in putting this report together over the last 8-10 months.

Andrew is an incredible Australian. He has been a magnificent advocate for the advancement of Indigenous Australians. But more than that, he has put his absolute commitments into action; into his own business, into the creation of the Australian Employment Covenant and Generation One, and now into this report.

Sky news afternoon agenda transcript

Topics: Forrest Review.


LAURA JAYES: [introduction]

LAURA JAYES: Mr Tudge, you’ve been charged with helping deliver the Indigenous Affairs agenda of this government. Obviously this is a pretty crucial report, but just to go to one thing that Andrew Forrest said in that interview. He doesn’t believe the measures the Government has put in place to date are working in terms of school attendance. Would you agree?

Speech at the Sydney Institute

‘Forrest, Indigenous Employment and Closing the Gap’

Last Friday, Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest delivered to the Government one of the most ambitious reports in a generation.

It outlines a blueprint with the goal of ending the disparity between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. It is huge in breadth and is confronting to governments, business and community leaders alike.

The Prime Minister called it a “watershed” moment; a marker in history.

Consultations open for the Forrest Review into Indigenous Training and Employment

The Government has today opened the consultation period for The Forrest Review of Indigenous Training and Employment Programmes.

The report undertaken to the Government by Mr Andrew Forrest outlines a number of ambitious objectives to close the gap by tackling disadvantage and improving Indigenous employment outcomes.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Hon Alan Tudge MP, said the Government is consulting widely on the Review which was launched by the Prime Minister on 1 August 2014.

Fairfax breaking politics video interview with Callum Denness

Topics: Budget, Indigenous school attendance


CALLUM DENNESS: I’m joined by Alan Tudge, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister. Good morning.

ALAN TUDGE: Good morning Callum.

CALLUM DENNESS: Joe Hockey yesterday on radio said that the poorest people either don’t have cars or don’t drive much, spared a bit of an outrage. Do you think those comments were insensitive?

5AA Adelaide with David Penberthy and Jane Reilly

Topics: Forrest Review, Medicare co-payment, ISIS


DAVID PENBERTHY: Good morning Alan and thanks very much for coming in.

ALAN TUDGE: Good morning Dave.

DAVID PENBERTHY: Now you’ve got a roundtable discussion today with indigenous leaders, employment groups, and some members of the welfare sector. Just to wind it back to the very start, can you give a bit of a snapshot of what this report in essence is proposing?

Lauch of the 'Trillion Dollar Scandal' Report by ONE Organisation, Canberra


  • David McNair, author of the Trillion Dollar Scandal report
  • Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Deputy Leader of the Opposition
  • Senator Christine Milne, Leader of the Greens
  • Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP
  • Dr Jim Chalmers MP

Let me first congratulate you on the release of your report on transparency.

It is a vitally important topic, and one that underpins much of the work we are doing in the G20 this year. I want to talk first about that work in general, and then about how it fits with the transparency agenda.