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.

Second Reading: The Social Security Legislation Amendment (Increased Employment Participation) Bill 2014

Mr TUDGE (Aston—Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister): The Social Security Legislation Amendment (Increased Employment Participation) Bill 2014 is an important bill because it is about one of the most important things that we can do as a parliament and as a government, and that is to help people get into work. I want to speak today specifically from the perspective of the portfolio that I am helping the Prime Minister with, and that is from an Indigenous employment perspective.

The Australian, Getting off the welfare train

In the indigenous employment figures released last month, one statistic stands out: only 30 per cent of working-age people in remote communities have a job. Among 17 to 24-year-olds, only 18 per cent are fully engaged in work or study. The government wants the people in remote communities to retain their attachment to country. But more need jobs for such communities to have greater independence and viability.

Melbourne Turkish Community Centre ANZAC Day Laila Reception Dinner

Mr Lee Webb – representing David McLachlan, President of the Victoria RSL

Mr Seyit M. Apak – Consul General of the Republic of Turkey

Members of state and federal parliaments, particularly former Premier Ted Baillieu and Robin Scott representing the Victorian Opposition Leader.

Other distinguished guests

I would like to begin by thanking Ramazan Altintas and the Turkish Sub-Branch of the Victorian RSL for hosting this dinner.

Australian Financial Review, Labor all talk, no action

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten last week outlined his vision for a modernised Labor Party in which trade unions would have diminished influence. Missing, however, was any mention of policy.

There was discussion about tweaking preselection rules and eligibility for membership. But the real tests are not the internal rules, but the daily positions the party takes. Labour could demonstrate its independence from militant trade unions today by announcing policy changes in three areas concerning union power that are currently before the Parliament.

Speech at Official Opening of Sydney Branch of Agricultural Bank of China Sofitel, Sydney, 28 April 2014


  • Mr Zhang Yun, Vice Chairman, Executive Director, President, Agricultural Bank of China
  • His Excellency Ma Zhaoxu, China’s Ambassador to Australia
  • The Hon Andrew Stoner, Deputy Premier, Minister for Trade and Investment, NSW
  • Dr John Laker, Chairman, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

It is a pleasure to be here at the grand opening of the Sydney branch of the Agricultural Bank of China – one of the largest banks in the world.

"Spearhead Careers" launched to boost Indigenous professional careers

Business and Indigenous leaders today gathered in Sydney to launch Spearhead Careers, a new recruitment organisation specialising in placing Indigenous people into managerial and professional roles.

Speaking at the launch in Sydney today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Alan Tudge, congratulated the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) on their initiative to establish Spearhead Careers, wholly owned by AES.

“Spearhead Careers will take Aboriginal people into professional, management and leadership positions,” Mr Tudge said.

Sky News Lunchtime Agenda

Topics: Polling, budget, carbon tax, Indigenous Jobs and Training Review, political donations

LAURA JAYES: [introduction]

LAURA JAYES: Alan Tudge, this is a five-point drop in the primary vote, the worst polling numbers since 2011. This is before the budget is handed down, so with the warnings of a tough budget ahead, do you expect polling to get worse after Tuesday?