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.


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

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Speech at the Skilling Australia Summit, Melbourne

Good morning. It is pleasure to be here with you today at this Skilling Australia Summit.

This morning I would like to take the opportunity to outline some of the changes that the government is making in the Vocational Education and Training sector.

But first, let me give you some context of why the training sector is so important at this stage of our economic development.

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This means a Victorian who decides to take up work in a vineyard in the Yarra Valley or a mine in Queensland could claim $6000 for moving, and another $3000 if they’ve got kids.

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Sky News AM agenda transcript

Topics: MH17, Joe Hockey, GP co-payment exemptions


KIERAN GILBERT: [introduction]

KIERAN GILBERT: First to you Alan, it was a very stark contrast, wasn’t it, the dignity and respect which the remains and the bodies of the victims were treated in the Netherlands upon their arrival, to that awful, disgraceful situation we’ve seen over recent days at the crash site.

Speech at the National Employment Services Association (NESA) National Conference

I would like to thank Ms Sally Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer of the National Employment Services Association (NESA) for inviting me along today.

And I acknowledge the employment service providers who spend their working lives trying to get other Australians into jobs.

I pay my respects to the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we are meeting and extend my respects to elders, past and present.

Sky News AM Agenda

DAVID LIPSON: [introduction]

DAVID LIPSON: First to you, Alan Tudge, on this mission in Ukraine, a reminder as if any was needed of the dangers posed to those Australian Federal Police and others going to the site with this heavy shelling cancelling or at least delaying the operation.

Fairfax breaking politics Video interview with Callum Denness transcript

Topics: Asylum seekers; Customs briefing room; work for the dole


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

ALAN TUDGE: Good morning. How’s it going, Callum?

CALLUM DENNESS: Good, thanks. The government is being accused by church leaders of state-sanctioned child abuse over its policy of detaining unaccompanied minors offshore. Are the concerns of these church leaders justified?