Alan Tudge

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The Honourable
Alan Tudge
Minister for Human Services
Assumed office
18 February 2016
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by Stuart Robert
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Aston
Assumed office
21 August 2010
Preceded by Chris Pearce
Personal details
Born (1971-02-24) 24 February 1971 (age 46)
Pakenham, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Teri Etchells
Children 3
Alma mater

Alan Tudge (born 24 February 1971), an Australian politician, is a member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Aston representing the Liberal Party of Australia.[1] He succeeded Liberal MP Chris Pearce, who retired from politics, at the 2010 federal election. Following the 2013 federal election and the formation of the Abbott Ministry, Tudge was appointed as a Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister. In February 2016 Tudge was sworn in as the Minister for Human Services in the Turnbull Government.[2]

Early years and background[edit]

Tudge was educated at Haileybury, Melbourne before attending the University of Melbourne, where he completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts; he subsequently completed a Masters of Business Administration at Harvard University. Following a period as a consultant with Boston Consulting Group, he became an adviser on Education and Foreign Affairs to the Howard Government; he subsequently ran his own policy advisory firm.[3]

In 2001, during his time at Boston Consulting Group, Tudge was a secondee in an organisation in Cape York, placed through Jawun.[4][5]

Election results – Alan Tudge
Election Share of first-preference vote Share of two-party-preferred vote Notes
2010 federal election 46% 51% [6]
2013 federal election 51% 58% [6]
2016 federal election 50% 58% [6]


  1. ^ "Aston". Virtual Tally Room. Australian Electoral Commission. 24 August 2010. Archived from the original on 23 August 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ministerial Swearing-in Ceremony". Events. Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Green, Antony (2010). "Aston". 2010 Federal Election. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on August 20, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  4. ^ Martin, Sarah (16 June 2015). "Noel Pearson says government has work to do with indigenous". The Australian. News Corp. 
  5. ^ Tudge, Alan (16 June 2015). Jawun 15th Anniversary Celebration Dinner (Speech). Jawun's 15th anniversary celebration. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Archived from the original on 23 August 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "2010 Official Election Results". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Chris Pearce
Member for Aston
Political offices
Preceded by
Stuart Robert
Minister for Human Services