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.

3AW Drive Interview with Tom Elliott

Topics: East-West Link

TOM ELLIOTT: Mr Tudge, good afternoon.

ALAN TUDGE: Good afternoon Tom.

TOM ELLIOTT: Now it’s been well publicised that last year the federal government advanced the state government here in Victoria $1.5 billion for the sole purpose of building East-West Link.
New Premier Daniel Andrews has said that East-West Link under his watch will not go ahead. Are you going to ask for that money back?

Speech at the Australia India Youth Dialogue, Sydney

It's great to see so many of the best and brightest minds – the future of our nations – here to strengthen the relationship between our two great countries.

Initiatives like the Australia India Youth dialogue are crucial to our story. Governments can sign Free Trade Agreements and signal enhanced cooperation but it is people who truly link nations.

You are the future leaders of Asia's business, civil and public sectors.

You are the links that Australia and India need to maintain the friendship, and to make the most of joint government initiatives.

Transcript - Sky News Am Agenda Interview With Kieran Gilbert

Topics: Prince Philip, Peta Credlin, Industrial Relations.

KIERAN GILBERT: You've heard what Andrew Bolt had to say. He's a friend of the Prime Ministers. How do you react to that?

ALAN TUDGE: I just say to Andrew Bolt and all of the other critics, let's just keep this decision in perspective. At the end of the day, there was no millions of dollars wasted, there was no people who died or drowned as a result of the decision.

Transcript - ABC Radio National - Interview with Patricia Karvelas

Topics: Leadership, Closing the Gap, Truancy, Forrest Review


ALAN TUDGE: G’day PK, great to be on your programme.

PATRICIA KARVELAS: And you’re calling me PK, so we’ve broken down the relationship already! Now Julie Bishop has declared that she will not challenge the Prime Minister. That’s pretty extraordinary stuff isn’t it for the deputy leader of the Liberal Party, the Foreign Minister to have to put out a statement clarifying that?