Dan Tehan

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The Honourable
Dan Tehan
MP
Minister for Defence Personnel
Assumed office
19 July 2016
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by Marise Payne (as Acting Minister for Defence Materiel and Science)
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Assumed office
18 February 2016
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by Stuart Robert
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
Assumed office
18 February 2016
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by Stuart Robert
Minister for Defence Materiel
In office
18 February 2016 – 19 July 2016
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by Marise Payne (as Acting Minister for Defence Materiel and Science)
Succeeded by Christopher Pyne as Minister for Defence Industry)
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Wannon
Assumed office
21 August 2010
Preceded by David Hawker
Personal details
Born Daniel Thomas Tehan
(1968-01-27) 27 January 1968 (age 48)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Sarah
Children 5
Parents Marie Tehan (mother)
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Occupation Political adviser
Website Official website

Daniel Thomas "Dan" Tehan (born 27 January 1968) is an Australian politician. He is a member for the electorate of Wannon in the Australian House of Representatives, elected in the 2010 election for the Liberal Party.

On 13 February 2016 it was announced that Tehan would be appointed the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, the Minister for Defence Materiel, and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC following a rearrangement in the First Turnbull Ministry.[1]

With the reelection of the Turnbull Government in 2016, Tehan kept his Veterans' Affairs and Centenary of ANZAC portfolios and moved from Defence Materiel to Defence Personnel in the Second Turnbull Ministry.[2]

Biography[edit]

Tehan studied at the University of Melbourne completing a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science. He has also gained master's degrees in International Relations and Foreign Affairs & Trade from the University of Kent and Monash University respectively.

As an adviser in the Howard Government, Tehan was a senior adviser to the Minister for Trade and spent two years as the Chief of Staff to the Minister for Small Business and Tourism.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Massola, James (13 February 2016). "Cabinet reshuffle: Malcolm Turnbull announces new frontbench as Mal Brough resigns". The Age. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Anderson, Stephanie (20 July 2016). "Election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull unveils ministry with Christopher Pyne, Greg Hunt on the move". ABC News. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
David Hawker
Member for Wannon
2010–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Vacant
Title last held by
Marise Payne
as Acting Minister for Defence Materiel and Science
Minister for Defence Personnel
2016–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Stuart Robert
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
2016–present
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
2016–present
Preceded by
Marise Payne
as Acting Minister for Defence Materiel and Science
Minister for Defence Materiel
2016
Succeeded by
Christopher Pyne
as Minister for Defence Industry